Counseling Center

The Counseling Center supports all high school students with their scheduling questions. Additionally they help prepare students with the transition to a career or education beyond high school. 

Each of the 3 counselors focus on a specific group of students (determined by grade level) 
throughout the student's high school term.

For students in grades 9 & 10, Heather Bell is the school counselor. 

For students in grade 11, Lauren Meili is the school counselor. 
For students in grade 12, Mandy Zeigler is the school counselor.

Kathy Zendt is the Counseling Center Secretary and supports the three counselors. Kathy can be reached at 717-789-3931 x5410. 


Updates During COVID-19:

  • For a more streamlined way to disseminate information regarding the coronavirus's impact on West Perry, our district administrators have created a page with updated information. You can reach the page here: www.westperry.org/news/covid-19

  • Please visit Ms. Meili and Mrs. Zeigler's individual counselor webpages for the most up-to-date information.

  • MENTAL HEALTH/FINANCIAL RESOURCES:
  • Scheduling updates: Counselors have been holding scheduling meetings with incoming 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students over the past month. If a student did not get to schedule, both the student and their parent(s)/guardian(s) should expect an e-mail from a counselor to go over scheduling information.
    • If there are any questions or concerns regarding scheduling for students who already scheduled, please contact one of the counselors via e-mail and we will work with you regarding schedules for next school year!

  • Cumberland-Perry Vocational Technical School updates: Due to school closures, CPAVTS has pushed their deadline for students to accept offers into programs to April 8, 2020. Conditions are always changing - please stay on the lookout for more updates. You may also go to their website at cpavts.org.

  • NEW Dual Enrollment Applications:
    • Do not mail your applications to HACC. Please scan and email your application, parent request, and signature portion of the pink "Information for Seniors on Dual Enrollment at HACC" sheet to Mrs. Zeigler.
      • If you don't have a scanner, try the CamScanner app. Iphones have built-in scanners in the "Notes" icon. If you need a pdf copy of the application, click here.  HACC APP.pdf
    • Mrs. Zeigler will forward your application to HACC via email along with your transcript. This email will constitute her signature and permission for you to apply.
    • Enrollment begins April 13th, so the sooner you apply, the better! Applications must be submitted by April 24th.
    • ***Please be sure to sign up for the June SAT if you have not already. You can still move forward with enrollment at HACC as long as you pass their placement tests and schedule the SAT.

  • NEW  Scholarships (check back every day to see if the list has been updated):
    • Cantor and Team Orthodontics Scholarship - Please mail your application directly to Cantor and Team. Mrs. Zeigler can email you a transcript to attach if needed. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Take a photo of your application before mailing, just in case. The address is 3 Tyler Court, Carlisle, PA 17015

    • Capital Area Education Association Scholarship- This scholarship is for students majoring in special education or any other "helping" field. See application for details. Email Mrs. Zeigler for a copy of your transcript. The application can be submitted to the address on the form. Please keep a copy for your records.  Capital Area Education Association Scholarship.pdf

    • HFC/JLC Memorial Scholarship- The counselor signature is waived. Mrs. Zeigler can email you a transcrip to attached if needed. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted. Please mail your application to HFC/JLC Memorial Scholarship, 14 West Shortcut Road, Newport, PA 17074. Take a photo of your application before mailing, just in case. 

    • Carlisle Area Healthcare Auxiliary Scholarship- Click below for a link to the scholarship. The deadline has been extended until May 1. Email Mrs. Zeigler for a copy of your transcript and mail the application directly to the donor. The address is on the application. Auxiliary Scholarship Application (1).docx Take a photo of your application before mailing, just in case. 

    • Steven Hile Memorial  Leadership Scholarship- Please mail your application directly to Steve Hile Memorial Scholarship Fund, 230 Kistler Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024. Mrs. Zeigler can email you a transcript if needed. Recommenders can email your their letter or mail it directly to the donor. Take a photo of your application before mailing, just in case. Mrs. Zeigler can email you an application if you need one. 

    • TFEC Scholarships- You may proceed with submitting your applications online. Contact Mrs. Zeigler, and she will send your counselor form and transcript via email to TFEC. The April 1 scholarship deadline is extended to April 7. Any questions should be emailed to felmes@tfec.org.

    • Daniela Celebration of Life Scholarship - The donor of the scholarship is unsure if they will be able to support this scholarship this year. I am to call back on April 17th for the verdict. Please continue to check these updates. 

    • Home Builder's Association Scholarship - deadline has been extended to April 15th. This is available to any senior who will be attending a trade school. Visit www.tfec.org to apply. 

    • Landisburg Lions Club Scholarship - All directions are within the application.  Landisburg Lions Club Link to the Future Application.pdf


  • SAT updates: The College Board has canceled the May 2, 2020 SAT test. Makeup exams for the March 14 (scheduled for March 28) are also canceled. Refunds will be provided to all students who are registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores due to in irregularity. The June 6, 2020 SAT test has not yet been canceled, but the College Board will continue to assess this. For more information on this, please visit collegeboard.org.

  • AP Exam updates: The AP Exam administration remains as scheduled for schools that will be open on May 4-8 and 11-15, with late testing scheduled for May 20-22. The College Board will be updating counselors as they assess the impact of COVID-19. Please visit the College Board website (listed above) for more information.

  • NEW Keystone Testing updates: The Pennsylvania Department of Education announced the cancellation of statewide assessments for the 2019-2020 school year, which includes PSSA, PASA, and Keystone Exams.


Special Opportunities

The following exciting opportunities are available for our students. The monthly Guidance Newsletter has other possibilities.

  • Health Career Scholars Academy -  This is a program for sophomores and juniors who are interested in learning more about health care and careers in health care.  This program is held for four weeks in June and July.  Go to http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/ for more information and an application. 

  • PinnacleHealth Student Volunteers -  If you're a teen, age 15 or over, and want to volunteer your time and learn about health careers, become a Volunteen!  An orientation session kicks off this annual summer program which provides an opportunity to work in a variety of locations throughout PinnacleHealth.
    Go to http://www.pinnaclehealth.org/giving-back/volunteer/student-volunteers to learn more information and to complete an application.

  • Study Abroad Opportunities - To identify study abroad opportunities and scholarships visit https://www.spiabroad.com/.

Each month the Counseling Center Newsletter will be added to this page:

September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
April 2020 Newsletter.docx