Hello,

       As the new High School Counselor at Wilmington Area High School, I want to take this time to introduce myself to you, the students and families of Wilmington and let you know of the resources available. My name is Katie Gray and I am excited to begin in this role. I  look forward to growing the school counseling program and creating resources to better the school community. I have been in education for nearly a decade and have experience in both higher education and high school counseling. 
 
In the coming weeks, I will be setting a schedule to meet with seniors as they prepare their post- secondary plans. Then, move to meeting with students in grades 9-11. As always, I encourage students to stop by my office or email with questions they may have! Academics, College/ Career, and Social and Emotional domains are large areas that can impact a student's high school career. I am available to help students in the areas above and guide them to the resources available. 
 
I am invested in the Wilmington community and look forward to working with and meeting many of you soon, and making a positive impact to the WASD School Counseling Department. I have included some of the upcoming events that have already been scheduled below. There will be more to come! 
 
Upcoming School Counseling Events: 
October 28: Lawrence County Business and Industry Fair (Grade 10), All 10th grade students will participate in this event. It will take place in the WAHS Auditorium.
 
October 29: College visit to Westminster College (Grades 10,11,12) Students can get permission forms in the school counseling office. Permission forms are due by Wednesday, October 27 to the school counseling office.
 
November 9: College visit to Youngstown State University (Grades 10,11,12) Students can get permission forms in the school counseling office. Permission forms are due by Friday, November 5 to the school counseling office. 
 
November 18: PHEAA Financial Aid Night, geared toward 12th grade families but all are invited to attend. This event will be virtual and a link to register will be sent out soon. 
 
November 16: ASVAB aptitude testing (Grade 10 and 11) All 10th and 11th grade students who did not take the PSAT test Fall 2021  will be taking the ASVAB. 
 
November 19: College visit to Robert Morris University (10,11,12th Grade) Students can get permission forms in the school counseling office. Permission forms are due by Wednesday, November 17 to the school counseling office. 
 
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Gray