Hoover Counseling Newsletter

October 26th - November 1st

From the Counseling Office:


Please visit hooverhs.org, our counseling webpage, Google Classrooms, and follow us on Hoover's social media.

Our newsletter is sent to students and families about once a week to the email address indicated in your portal. Please check your student email daily.


Be sure to scroll down and read the specific grade level announcements, general information, & the featured Career of the Week.

Table of Contents


  • General Announcements
  • Featured Career of the Week
  • College and Career Information
  • GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter
  • Career/Work Opportunities and Information
  • GCC Dual Enrollment Information
  • 12th-grade Announcements and Scholarships
  • 11th, 10th, & 9th Grade Announcements

General Announcements Below:

Community Service 2020-2021

The requirements to earn the community service awards have been adjusted. Student safety is our top priority, due to COVID-19 and closures, we have reduced the number of hours needed this year to earn the Tornado Community Service Award and added a NEW way to earn your pins and awards. Please go to our counseling page, under Academics/Community Service at hooverhs.org or click use this link: Community Service Page

Hoover High Student Support Group

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Free Homework Help!

Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation?

Glendale Library and Salvation Army are providing FREE homework help! From live tutoring, to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!


Glendale Library: Click HERE for more information!


Salvation Army: See flyer below

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California Highway Patrol "Start Smart"

This free program from CHP aims to help newly licensed or soon to be licensed teenager drivers become more aware of the responsibilities that accompany having a driver's license!


Just us on Thursday, Oct 29 at 7pm.


Zoom link: bit.ly/CHPStartSmart


OR


Meeting ID: 881 642 3753

Password: MtD6gf

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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College & Career Information

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Physical Therapy Assistant

As the U.S. population ages and chronic health conditions become more common, physical therapy assistants have an occupation that will be in demand in the years to come.


Physical therapy assistants work under the direction of physical therapists to help patients perform exercises and learn to use adaptive devices. Their work can include manually maneuvering a patient's body for different massages or stretches prescribed to relieve damages incurred by disease or injury. Or they might explain different exercises and observe the patients while they do them. They might also use different equipment or machines to help with therapy.


Job growth for the field is expected to be 26% from 2018-2028, according to the BLS.


Education Required: Associate's Degree


Click Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Click Here to Access Your Free Xello Account

Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.

Click Here for Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 10/19/2020

GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter

Click this link for GUSD's College & Career Division Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/puzq8



Check out the calendar below for informational webinars.

Financial Aid Workshops

GUSD has two Financial Aid workshops coming up (see flyers below). One is on November 18th at 5:00pm, the other is on November 19th at 6:00pm.


Be sure to register!

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College & Career Readiness Workshop Series

Visit the Nepris website for more information on the different workshops offered to high school students to prepare them for the college and career atmosphere.

Hoover College Information Workshops

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Community Service Opportunity

If you are fluent in Armenian or Spanish, in grades 10th-12th, and in good academic standing, you have the opportunity to become a peer tutor and earn community service hours!


If you are interested, please click here to fill out the form or email Ms. Rogers (erogers@gusd.net ) for more information.

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Glendale Community College

Interested in Dual Enrollment at GCC?

Get further information regarding GCC Outreach!

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GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳

Senior Survey

Seniors: Please take this survey if you have not done so already. This will help me, Ms. T, gain a better understanding of what your post-graduation plans are and will allow me in assisting you in achieving those goals ☺️ Please click on the image to access the survey.

💥 College Updates 💥

💻📚 Helpful College Resources

➡️ The following opportunities are available for any students at your school who wish to develop their life and leadership skills and to have their voice heard at the state level. All programs are virtual.


• The Student Advisory Board on Education on Education Oct 31-Nov 2

• The Student Advisory Board on legislation in Education January 11-13

• The Youth Action Summit of California February 27-28

• The Summer Leadership Conference July 26-29


Please encourage students to register and help defray the cost by choosing one of the membership levels available to your school. The membership form and details are available on www.casc.net.


➡️ University of Manoa Upcoming Events

➡️ Covid-19 & PIQ's

➡️ PIQ Do's & Dont's

➡️ Brag Sheets - Teacher/Counselor

➡️ CSU Requirement GPA Updates


🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students

➡️ UC Resouces

➡️ DREAM Loans


🧑‍🏫 Private Colleges of California

➡️ Event Calendar for workshops hosted by PCoC

➡️ Email for PCoC: pcoc.contact@gmail.com


✏️ Stay Updated with College Representative Visits for September & October by visiting the

College & Career Division, website.


👂Info Sessions

➡️ The CommonApp Recording

➡️ All Recorded Workshops

➡️ Explore CPP Session

➡️ CSU Info Session(s)

➡️ College Readiness Series Workshops



🗓️ Upcoming Events


⭐ Scholarships Q&A/Info Session - November 4 @ 1:00 pm


⭐ Teen Night Out - November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm


⭐ College Application Workshops - Every Thursday & Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (10/22-12/03)


⭐ Tobacco Use Prevention Education Community Service - starting September 17, 2020 @ 12-12:30 pm


⭐ Upcoming Workshops - September 2020- December 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Important Information for You 🗞️

💁 Community Service Hours


The first Tobacco Use Prevention Education meeting will be on Thursday September 17th!

Are you interested in a career in health, getting tips for quitting smoke or helping a loved one to quit? Join us to learn about the effects of tobacco, vapes, and hookah on the body. Students will receive community service hours for completing 10 sessions. Join us on zoom every Thursday from 12-12:30 pm starting on the 17th. Contact Ms. Brownstein for more information:


- Email: gbrownstein@gusd.net

- Google Classroom Code: ijoalf4

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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.

Scholarships 🤑

  • 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.






  • Visit Heisman Trophy Trust, teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.






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.

Contact Us ☎️

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 ✨



☎️💻 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

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College Planning Support for Juniors


Juniors can kick-start their college planning by searching for colleges and scholarships on BigFuture™. They can build and save a college list and also opt in to let the colleges on their list know that they’d like to learn more about their programs.

Go to BigFuture

PSAT Update

There will be one more test administration of the PSAT in January for juniors, please check my google classroom this week to sign up.

10 Week Grades

Will be posted on the student & parental portal on October 19, 2020! We are halfway through the first semester. Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

Questbridge Presentation

Here's the link to view the Questbridge Presentation Recording

Connect with Me

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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10 Week Grades

10 week grades will be posted on the Student & Parental Portal!

We are halfway through the first semester!

Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

Would You Like to Join the Distinguished Scholars Academy?

If you are a sophomore with at least a 3.5 GPA and currently enrolled in a Honors/AP course you are eligible to join the Distinguished Scholars Academy! Email me for more information!

Personal Email vs. GUSD Student Email - Which one should I use?

Well, both.


Be sure to create a personal email address (Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, etc.) for colleges, scholarships, community service, and more.

*Remember, when creating an email address, choose a username that is professional. I recommend simply using your name (examples: claireirvine OR claire_irvine)*


Use your GUSD student email address for school communication, Google Classroom, and classes. etc.

Did you know?

  1. Your GUSD student email does not send or receive emails outside the GUSD network.
  2. The student email is deleted once you graduate, so your personal email will be your working email.
  3. Adding your student email to your portal ensures that teachers and staff are able to contact you since all student systems are connected to Q.

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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The last "Meet&Greet" is this Wednesday with Ms. Iraheta:


Wed. Oct. 28@1:30-2:00


During our Wednesdays "Meet&Greet" Zoom meetings, connect with myself and other 9th graders. We will be learning about some clubs that 9th graders may want to join.


Tips for Freshmen:


Academics: If you did not get the grades that you were hoping for this quarter, do not be discouraged. Do not give up and reach out to your teachers, go to their office hours, and do your best to catch up and pass your classes. You can do this. I believe in you. You have about 7 weeks until the semester ends and final grades are posted. Failing is not an option. You will have to repeat those classes and will not have room for fun electives. I'm here to help you.

College/Career:
Be on the lookout for extracurricular activities. The club lists are posted on the Hoover website. Pick 1-3 clubs to get involved in, so that you have a better high school experience, add it to your college applications, meet other students with the same interests, etc.

Social/Emotional:
How do you cope with stress and deal with the ups and downs, and thoughts or moments that affect your emotions? Reach out to your counselor or a trusted adult for help. Make a list of things that help you overcome stress and other challenges.

Top three ways I handle stress...
1.) Play with my puppy Lola
2.) Listen to music
3.) Watch a funny movie
~ Ms. Iraheta


Link Crew:

Freshmen students and parents, this is a reminder about our mentorship program for all 9th graders. Each of you has been contacted by a junior or senior who will be your personal mentor throughout the year. They are waiting for you to connect and communicate with them so if you haven't already done so, please check your GUSD student email to see their welcome video and their email about how to join their Remind group.


Parents, we ask that you encourage your child to connect with their mentors by answering their mentor's emails, remind and any text messages.

Thank you so much!


If you have any questions, please email Ms. Suri at lsuri@gusd.net.



Ms. Iraheta's Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please use this "You Can Book Me" link to book an appointment. Visit my counseling page for updates. https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216

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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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