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Class of 2021 - messages pertinent to the junior class 


Welcome to gwhs counseling

We at GWHS understand that this is a difficult time, but we want you to know that we are here for you. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please use SafeVoice, contact Crisis Support Services , visit the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, call or text 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

In the meantime, I am available by appointment. These appointments will be held via video conference through Google Meet or by telephone. When you schedule an appointment, please make sure you check what kind of meeting you would prefer; video conference or telephone conference.  For video conference meetings, I will send you a link to the meeting after you book your appointment. 

Thank you. Mr. Root

To schedule your appointment, please click here:

You can also email at

Counseling Corner

New Counselor: George Whittle High/Junior High School has a new counselor. His name is Mr. Gregory Root. Mr. Root comes to us from Bakersfield, California where he oversaw the counseling program at a college preparatory high school. He brings years of experience as a school counselor and will be available to help students navigate these high school years and guide them on to a college or a career. 


  • Mr. Root will be meeting with students to select their classes for next year over the next couple months. 

  • If you would like to meet with your student’s counselor to discuss test scores, academic progress, course selection or college please call the school office to make an appointment. Feel free to contact Mr. Root using



Upcoming College Admission Test Dates:

GWHS students will be taking the ACT exam, Tuesday, February 23, on site. Students will report to the small gym at 7:15 am for testing. If students would like another opportunity to take the ACT or the SAT, the registration and test dates are below. 



  • April 9th    Registration deadline is March 4th

  • June 11th Registration deadline is May 6th



  • March 5th Registration deadline is February 5th

  • May 7th Registration deadline is April 8th

  • June 4th Registration deadline is May 5th


If you plan to play sports in college you must register with the NCAA clearinghouse or the NAIA clearinghouse depending on the school division.


  • FAFSA:  Please contact the counseling office if you need assistance filling out your FAFSA. 

  • Scholarship Information: Please login to your Naviance account and click on the Scholarship tab where you will find a long list of scholarships you may be interested in. 

College Acceptance: If you haven’t done so already, access Naviance and indicate what college(s) you’ve been accepted.

student mental health and safety



SafeVoice is a 24-hour tip taking response system focused on school safety and student well-being. Please call SafeVoice at 1(833)216-7233, download the app or make a report at if you have concerns of safety for yourself or your friends.

Suicide Prevention

If you have concerns for yourself or a friends well-being, please refer to the links below from the National Association of School Psychologists for more information and support.

Help for students

Help for parents and educators