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Students of the Month October 2018

 Congratulations to the following students of the month. Christopher Carter, Reiko Scilingo, Alan Villanueva, Sebastian Gomez Valdez, Olivia Merrick, Alma Hernandez, Kendyl Brower, Laura Lipponen, Ron Belman, Kristie Herrera Garrido, Enya Walker, Jakob Silva, Ilda Livia Huoponen, Lindsay Harris, Lilou Gervais, Irvin Alvarado Martinez (not pictured), Peter Sanfilippo, Francisco Guardarrama. Great job everyone! (Miller)

Students reading The Shield Newspaper
The Shield Editors

The Shield Editors

Students in the quad
Students in the quad
In class
Students of the month
Art students
Football team
Art students' mural
Drama students
Drama students
Sports audience
Marching band
Football coach and students
Football team
Football supporters

College & Career Center


The COVID-19 Pandemic forced all learning, jobs and events online.  Please check out the following online events and resources.  


Community Events


Hispanic / LatinX Career Day Oct 14th 11a-12p and 1-2pmHispanic / LatinX Career Day

Join CUHSD for Hispanic / LatinX Day Panels, October 14th

Choose from 4 panels.  For links to Webinars click HERE



College and Career Center Upcoming Events (click here!):

all events are virtual and and open to all students in the CUHSD district.

Presentations for 2020-2021 First day of School Workshops: 



Watch us on Social Media


Instagram &  Twitter - @westmontccc


Snapchat - @westmontccc


Facebook - @WestmontCCC


Get Reminded

of our events and important things you should know....

join our REMIND groups


Text the appropriate string to the number 81010:


Grads 2021 - text @grads2021b

Grads 2022 A-L - text @6836a6

Grads 2022 M-Z - text @eag44cg

Grads 2023 A-L - text @grads2023a

Grads 2023 M-Z - text @grads2023m

Grads 2024 A-L - text @grads2024a

Grads 2024 M-Z - text @grads2024b


CCC Student Ambassadors Website

Can I help?College & Career Specialist Mrs. Rene Klaus: rklaus@cuhsd.org  

 The Westmont College and Career Center is open daily by appointment.  Make an online zoom meeting at: https://calendly.com/rklaus/15min

Have questions about applying to college or how to research careers?

Students may reach out to Mrs. Klaus for individualized help regarding college searches, scholarship opportunities, and the college application process.  Get help learning about potential careers and what training is needed. 

Our College and Career Specialist, Rene Klaus, collaborates with Westmont's school counselors and administrators to provide career and college support for all of our students.

We will help to answer your many college questions, as well as give you tips on how to best support your student going through the college process. We will discuss how to choose colleges, how to engage your student in the process, how to find a best fit college, tips to reduce stress and to empower your students.

Some useful College and Career Planning links


SAT - College Board



Guide to Resume Creating

Summer and Part-time Online Job Resources

ZipRecruiter Interships and Jobs

Volunteer Opportunities

Click here to visit the Westmont College and Career Center Facebook page

For more information or if you'd like to volunteer please email: rklaus@cuhsd.org


College & Career Center Student Ambassadors:

This year we are accepting applications from Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors 

to represent the College and Career Center (CCC) as Ambassadors. 

Applications for 2019-2020 school year will be available April 2019

If you are:

- interested in being a student liaison for the CCC

- savvy with social media, design, marketing

- like to learn about colleges and career opportunities

- have a few hours a month to help out next year


The Westmont College and Career Center (CCC) connects students to resources for planning a "best fit" career and college path. This is a volunteer-supported forum for exchange of ideas, news, events and resources.
The Westmont CCC is led by our College and Career Specialist and comprised of committed parent volunteers, collaborating with Westmont’s Counselors and Administrators to provide career and college support for our students.

Westmont CCC Mission:
Westmont CCC connects students to resources for planning a "best fit" college and career path

CCC objectives are:
1. Career planning and exploration
. promote self assessment tool on Naviance
. assist students, as needed at studyhall/lunch hour
. liaison to SVCTE; promote opportunities for students
. arrange and host career speakers from a variety of occupation

2. College planning
. assist students, as needed at study hall, lunch hour and after school
. provide referral support for test prep, essays, online tools, summer programs
. refer students to resources for exploring "good fit" colleges and schools
. help students and parents explore affordable college programs such as WUE
. provide requirement deadlines for UC and Cal State college applications

3. Financial aid planning
. assist students, as needed at study hall, lunch hour and after school on Naviance, to explore financial aid resources and scholarships
. provide referral support for FASFA, FastWeb, etc.
. host FAFSA workshop with onsite help for filing application

4. Work and internship referrals
. promote Community Service opportunities for students
. liaison to businesses and non-profits for shadowing opportunities and Senior Service learning partnerships
. host job postings on WHS CCC Facebook page

5. College and Vocational School visits on WHS campus
. outreach to colleges to schedule visits
. manage college visits calendar
. promote college visit on Bulletin, Canvas, The Shield, Facebook
. manage visit on day of event

6. WHS CCC Resource Management
. supervise room during studyhall/lunch hour
. encourage computer usage for Naviance, career search, etc.
. promote resources of the CCC, via Bulletin, Canvas, The Shield, Facebook
. manage volunteers to staff the room
Are you the first in your family to attend college?  if so there is a scholarship opportunity for you.
Please follow this link: