Hoover Counseling Newsletter

August 31- September 6

A Message From Your Counselors - Welcome Back Tornados!

Please visit our school website, Google Classrooms, and follow us on Hoover's social media.

All updates are sent via email to students and parents/guardians about once a week.

Scroll down for graduating class updates, scholarships, career/work opportunities & the Career of the Week!

Welcome Back Message from Ms. Iraheta
Welcome Back Message from Ms. Irvine
Welcome Back Message from Ms. Gonzales
Welcome Back Message from Mr. Allen
Welcome Back Message from Ms. T


Home Health Aide

Home health aides provide critical services to the homebound, such as those who may have disabilities, chronic illnesses or an advanced age.

They may perform basic health care services, such as checking vital signs, as well as offer assistance with daily living tasks, such as dressing and bathing.

With many doctor's offices canceling routine visits and appointments during COVID-19, home health services are now increasingly in demand.

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent

Click Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 2/3/2020

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Support Through Glendale College

●Virtual Welcome Center www.glendale.edu/WelcomeCenter

●LIVE Webchat (Available on the GCC homepage M-F 9am-4pm)

●Live Canvas Help www.glendale.edu/Canvas

●GCC Virtual College Info Night- Every Thursday 7-8pm

●Virtual Tours (Pending)

●GCC Promise- 2 Years of Free College Tuition www.glendale.edu/gccpromise

●Meet with a GCC Counselor www.glendale.edu/counseling

●Instructional Support

●Student Services Support

●All Services Open Virtually, by phone and email.

Join Us! Meet Martha Cuevas, GCC's Dual Enrollment Counselor, to Learn About How to Enroll!

Here is the link to the iDual Hub Zoom and the Virtual Welcome Center Zoom


Virtual College Night

Every Thursday 7-8 PM

Zoom link:


GCC Fall Dual Enrollment Class Schedule

HHS 10-12th grade students are encouraged to take a GCC class this fall. Talk to your counselor for more information.


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Welcome Class of 2024!

My name is Ms. Iraheta and I am so excited to be your counselor. These are unexpected times and I hope that although we are not able to work in person, that you know I am available and eager to help you. You are our Ohana.

In general, my role is to help ALL students in the areas of academic, college & career, and social/emotional development. I am here to encourage you to develop the mindset that increases academic achievement, planning for your future, career readiness, believing in yourself, and seeking help for any personal or social/emotional challenges.

About Me

I'm a proud mom of 2 great guys! My oldest son saves lives along with other brave emergency responders. My youngest is a student at UCLA studying mechanical engineering. My mantra is to say "yes" to more happy moments while helping teenagers along the way.

Class of 2024, meet the newest member of the Tornado family. Lola is our new Labrador puppy.

If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please click on the "You Can Book Me" link below and choose an appointment time that works best for you.

Email: oiraheta@gusd.net
Click here schedule a phone or video appointment: msirahetahhscounselor.youcanbook.me

Student Office Hours: Monday-Friday 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm & 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Lunch and After-school)
Parents/Guardians: Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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All About Ms. Irvine

Hello Class of 2023!

I am so excited to be joining the Hoover Ohana and to be your new counselor!

I grew up locally and after high school I attended CSU Northridge for my Bachelors degree. It wasn't until after college when I volunteered to mentor a small group of high school students, that I realized how much I loved the counseling role and decided to go back to school for my Masters degree.

I recently graduated with my Masters of Education in School Counseling from USC, and spent the last year of my internship at Hoover which is when I grew to love this community! Three of my favorite things in life are traveling and animals (above is a picture of me holding a baby lamb while traveling in Ireland) and my fiance, Alex!

As your school counselor, my role is to care for and guide you in your academic goals and social and emotional well-being, as well as help prepare you for life after high school. I believe every student has the capacity for self-awareness, growth, and success no matter your background or personal struggles. Together, I hope we can work as a team to help you achieve all of your goals and rise to your true potential!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

Let's Stay Connected!

Here are some ways for us to stay connected:

  • 📚 Google Classroom: I have invited each of you to my Google Classroom where I will post important updates and information. Please check the page often! If you don't see the invite, please email me and I will send you the code.

  • Be sure to follow the Hoover Counseling Office on Instagram! @HooverHighCounseling
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Welcome Back!

Hi Juniors! Welcome Back to a new school year. I hope that the first couple of weeks of school have been productive. I know that we are all learning a great extent about digital learning and connecting during the pandemic. I want you all to know that I am here to help and to make this year a success for you. I sent you an invitation to join my google classroom, please check your gusd email to see the invitation. Many of you have already joined, Thank You! I will be posting timely information on my google classroom. I will also be sharing information on my hoover webpage, class of 2022 remind, this newsletter and on the counseling office instagram page @HooverHighCounseling. Lastly if you need to make an appointment with me (not during class time of course) the link is below. I miss seeing you all, stay safe! Mrs. Gonzales

Class of 2022 Google Classroom Code : zxykuee

Class of 2022 HHS webpage https://www.gusd.net/Page/4224

Class of 2022 Remind: text @counhhs22 to 81010

Make an appointment with Mrs. Gonzales https://mrsgonzaleshhscounselor.youcanbook.me

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Hello Senior Class of 2021! 🎓

Welcome to your final year of high school! Though this year is quite different as far as school goes, we plan on making it a good one, regardless! During your senior year, you’ll need and find tons of support from your teachers, counselors, teammates, family, friends and maybe more! There’s a huge support system in place for you all, but we’d like to mention two people who will walk you through every step to prepare you for your post-graduation plans, whether that includes College, the Military, traveling, volunteering, or working full-time!

Mr. Allen – Senior Counselor 🤙🏻

Ms. T- College Adviser ✌🏻

Click on our names to learn more about how you can reach us!

Don't forget to check for updates on our Senior Corner

📚 Join our Google Classroom for College Updates:

Code: l7p5lxn

🗓 What to Expect this Year:

We’re all familiar with the seasons of the year: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Similarity, your senior year has different seasons: College Applications, Financial Aid and Acceptances. This year, you’ll expect to see quite a few events happening such as:

-College Application Presentations/Workshops

-College Representative Visits

-Financial Aid Presentations/Workshops

-Acceptance Letters/Financial Aid Letter Breakdowns

-SIR (Statement of Intent to Register)

-Housing Plans Presentations/Workshops

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on these events!😉

☎️💻 Booking Appointments:

We understand that this is a very busy and difficult time for everyone, but both, Mr. Allen and myself, Ms. T, want to make sure that we are available to help you all out in your times of need via zoom.

Book an Appointment w/ Mr. Allen

Book an Appointment w/ Ms. T

Important Information for You 🤗

📓 Interested in College?

Sign Up for a UC Webinar!

📝 SAT/ACT Testing:

Here are some upcoming SAT/ACT test dates!

❗️FYI ❗️

  • Test-Optional - UC’s (2020- 2022)/ Test-Blind – UC’s (2023-2024)
  • All students have the option of submitting ACT/SAT scores
  • Students will not be penalized in the admissions review process for not submitting scores.
  • Campuses may use test scores for scholarships, post-enrollment course placement, statewide eligibility for admissions guarantee
  • Testing is SuspendedCSU’s (Fall 2021- Spring 2022)

🎖 Military:

Interested in joining the Marines? Check out this link!

👨‍🏫 👩‍🏫 STEM Majors:

The Department of Education has released a new national challenge, CTE Mission: CubeSat, to encourage high school students’ interest in STEM fields, and allow CTE students to build technical, creative and collaborative skills for careers in aerospace. This challenge calls for students to create CubeSat (cube satellite) prototypes, or satellites that aid in space research. Any secondary school that is eligible to receive funding under Perkins can participate in the challenge. Schools with students who are interested need to put together a team and submit a mission proposal, which consists of school information, a team profile, a project proposal and anticipated learning outcomes, and submit the proposal by October 16, 2020, at 5:59 p.m. ET.

Schools that are interested in participating are encouraged to attend a virtual information session on September 1, 2020, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET for an overview of the challenge and an opportunity to ask questions about the challenge and submission process.


Behavioral/Mental Health Careers Awareness Symposium: Open to high school students, college students, parents, and those interested in learning more about careers in Behavioral/Mental Health.

Scholarships 🤑 - September Edition

  • Please click on this link to learn about what scholarships and scholarship websites are currently available to you! We encourage you to apply to as many as you can to help with paying for college and other financial burdens.

All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant

The information regarding student opportunities are listed to assist students and families. Hoover High School and counselors do not endorse or recommend any specific agency/program. We are not responsible and disclaim all liability about these opportunities including but not limited to volunteer information, links, programs, scholarships, jobs, etc.
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Click here for Scholarships

There are so many scholarships still available. It's not too late to apply. Click here for scholarship search engines and some scholarships that are a great opportunity.

Hoover High School

Counselors are available via email during the school closure: Please contact your counselor if you need help or have any questions.

Be sure to stay in touch at: hooverhs.org

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