School Counseling


We are dedicated to helping students:
  • find success in all aspects of their high school experience
  • stretch themselves academically
  • prepare for their future educational and career pursuits
  • develop good decision-making skills that will last a lifetime

Counselor Assignments

A counselor is assigned to each student to help him/her address the academic, career, and personal needs of adolescence.

10th - 12th Grade
Mr. Gary Arthur, Director A - Ba & W-Z
Mr. Kevin Unger  Be - Ha
Mrs. Wendy Zubi
He - O
Mrs. Kama Dawson
P - V
9th Grade
Mrs. Mary Twiford
A - Z

Additional School Counseling Staff

  • Mrs. Heather Hahn, Registrar
  • Mrs. Jennifer Lilly, Secretary
  • Mrs. Nikki Mongan, Accountability Specialist
  • Mrs. Melana Humphreys, Career Coach
  • Mr. Mark Raines, Student Support Specialist


Financial Aid - Learn more about student aid and find helpful resources.

Local Scholarship Form -  Deadline March 15, 2018 - Now Closed 

Student Scholastic Records Access Roster
 - School officials who may access student records without prior authorization.

College/Military Visits - Representatives from colleges, trade schools, branches of the military, etc. visit our school to provide information and answer student questions.

Scholarships for Seniors - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for seniors.

Scholarships and Programs for Underclassmen - Learn more about scholarship opportunities for underclassmen.

Rising 9th Grade Parent Presentation - Rising 9th Grade Parent information

Senior Parent Night Presentation - 2018-19 Senior Parent Information


Phone: 540-667-5226 
Fax: 540-723-2394 
CEEB Code: #472430

Testing Dates



The PSAT will be given at JWHS on Wed, Oct 10th at 8 a.m. Registration will be open Sept. 4 - Sept. 20, in the School Counseling Office. Seats are limited, so sign up early. Cost is $16 and needs to be paid by cash or check, at time of registration. There will be a mandatory pre-administration meeting Monday, Sept 24, at 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. For more information or questions contact Mrs. Mongan.


Upcoming Events

Senior Parent Night**DATE CHANGE**
This meeting is for parents of James Wood seniors to learn about senior year items, such as graduation supplies, college selection, college application process, scholarships, and financial aid. All parents of seniors are encouraged to attend September 20 at 6:00 p.m.

College Night at Apple Blossom Mall
September 26 at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
View the College Night Flyer

Need to see your Counselor?

Use the Student Request Form to request to see your School Counselor.  They will send a pass when they are available to speak with you.   



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