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​Wolverine PEP Talks is a family education series made possible through a partnership between Woodland Hills School District and the Woodland Hills Foundation and will include informational and interactive events each month throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

PAST PEP TALKS

UPCOMING PEP TALKS!

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TOPIC: MANAGING STRESS AND HEALTHY EATING 

DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Tips and tools to promote emotional well-being and prioritize

physical health and healthy eating on a budget during the holiday

season and beyond!


Date: Tuesday, November 29

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
 

JOIN US IN PERSON:
WHSD Central Administration Building
531 Jones Avenue • Braddock, PA 15104
light refreshments will be provided

JOIN VIA ZOOM:
To get a Zoom link, please send an email to:
jennifer.whfoundation@gmail.com and you will receive a link with instructions

 

Meet your Stress Management and Healthy Eating Specialists

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Tanisha Ramsey (WHSD Class of 2012) is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also attended Carlow University where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. She currently works as a private practice counselor and as a behavioral consultant. She has experience working with young to middle aged adults and with individuals in treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, stress management, and with individuals who have experienced abuse and trauma.

Marcie Jacob graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She attended Bluffton University’s Dietetic Internship Program, where she rotated through various locations including hospitals, community outreach locations, diabetes clinics, etc. Marcie also had the opportunity to intern at the University of Pittsburgh’s Sports Nutrition Program where she was able to speak with athletes about their nutrition and create educational posts to help them perform to the best of their abilities. She has experience working with the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and is currently working at Adagio Health as a Power Up Nutritionist, where she teaches nutrition in schools as well as coordinates community outreach events.

Courtney Lylo graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She attended a Dietetic Internship program at Virginia Tech, where she gained experience in both clinical and community settings. Courtney has experience in Sports Nutrition and was a Sports Dietitian fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was responsible for providing nutrition education and fueling support to student athletes. She currently works at Adagio Health as a Power Up Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist, where she provides nutrition education in schools and the community. In her free time, Courtney likes to cook and spend time with her cat Gouda.

 
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TOPIC: HOW TO FINANCE HIGHER EDUCATION

Understanding Financial Aid Applications and the Search for Scholarships


Date: Thursday, October 13, 2022

Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
 

JOIN US IN PERSON:
WHSD Central Administration Building
531 Jones Avenue • Braddock, PA 15104
light refreshments will be provided

JOIN VIA ZOOM:
To get a Zoom link, please send an email to:
jennifer.whfoundation@gmail.com and you will receive a link with instructions

 

Meet your Higher Education Specialists:

PAST PEP TALKS:

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Estelle Belko  is an Enrollment Services Specialist in the Office of Student Aid at Penn State, Greater Allegheny.

TOPICS FOR REVIEW/DISCUSSION

  • What is FAFSA

  • What information is needed to complete FAFSA, such as tax information for 2021, asset information, FSA ID’s, etc.

  • WHAT happens after the FAFSA is completed (such as verification)

  • Examples of what a financial aid award letter may look like from a schoo

  • Different aid programs such as Federal Pell Grant, PHEAA State Grant, Direct Loans, Private Loans

  • The need to search for scholarships

  • Useful links in looking for scholarships.

DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE

Asraiel Harewood is the Director of the Office of Admission/Sr. Project Manager at Carnegie Mellon University and an almuna of Woodland Hills School District

TOPICS FOR REVIEW/DISCUSSION:

Understanding Financial Aid Applicants and the Search for Scholarships

What is the CSS Profile

Institutional Requirements

Preparing for Submission

Special Circumstancs

Understanding Applications

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DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE