HCHS School Counseling Newsletter

Week of September 27, 2020

Welcome Wolves!

The School Counseling Department will be sending this newsletter out every other week. It will have useful information that we want to highlight for our students. Please continue to check your grade level Google Classroom as well!

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT SEPTEMBER?

NEW TECH INFO

PACK'S PURPOSE!

Please use the link below to access the Pack's Purpose New Tech Newsletter! See what exciting things we have been up to!

HOMEWORK & LEARNING HELP

Free Tutoring grades 6-12

IU has partnered with Serve Indiana to provide tutoring, mentoring, and college readiness services to students grades 6-12. You can enroll online. IUN is the closest location


https://engage.iupui.edu/partner/student-achievement/tutoring-mentoring/index.html?_ga=2.180623471.959919986.1599149663-1023572008.1536071642

Educational Talent Search (ETS)

EMAIL YOUR COUNSELOR FOR AN APPLICATION!

ETS is a FREE program that provides academic, career and financial counseling and encourages participants to graduate from high school and continue on to complete their post-secondary education.

Available Services:

  • Academic, financial literacy, career and educational advising
  • High school trips to colleges, universities and cultural centers
  • Assistance in completing college applications and financial aid forms
  • Help in finding scholarships
  • Access to educational and career material
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Free online tutoring available 24/7
  • SAT/ACT assistance and fee waivers
  • DRIVER'S ED

ASK ROSE Homework Helpline

Do you need help with an assignment? Do you need something explained a different way? Do you need help understanding something before a test? Help is just a chat, email, or phone call away thanks to ASK ROSE!

https://askrose.org/

1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673)

After School PLATO Program

We are excited to offer time after school for students working on credit recovery through PLATO. Please see details below. Ms. Devine, sophomore counselor, will be running this program. The location of meetings will be announced soon. Let us support you so that you can recover your credits and get back on track for graduation!


There will be two sessions:

October 13 - January 28, 2022 (14 weeks) and

February 7 - May 20, 2022 (14 weeks).

The after-school Plato will be Monday - Thursday from 2:45 - 5:30 pm.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL & MENTAL HEALTH INFO

Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind

Feeling stressed? The short video below can help. Please know that your counselor is available to help you as well! Just scroll to the end of this newsletter for links to request an appointment with your counselor.
Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind
STAY MOTIVATED IN SCHOOL (How To and TIPS!)

Upcoming Presentations

With the help of Ms. Rocharda Morris, we are working on several partnerships to bring programs and presentations into the school. Please keep an eye out for information on these beneficial programs.

COLLEGE INFO & RESOURCES

SENIORS: Consider Applying to Indiana University Bloomington Groups Program

The Groups Program is a scholarship and support program for first generation and minority students. It is an amazing program! Please check out the link for info, as well as the video below.

https://groupsscholars.indiana.edu/about/index.html

Here are the eligibility requirements: https://groupsscholars.indiana.edu/doc/Income%20and%20Eligibility%20Guidelines-2020.pdf

Groups Scholars Program

Consider attending an HBCU (Historically Black College/University) or an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution)

See below to learn more about why these schools are great options.

And, yes! You can attend either type, no matter what your race or ethnicity is!

RESOURCES & ASSISTANCE

In Need of Some Resources?

Click the button below for mental health hotlines, as well as resources for housing, healthcare, legal help and more.
Click here for Resources & Hotlines

If you are unable to access this document, please request access. Please share these resources with anyone who may need them.

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CAREER INFORMATION

Interested in a career as a teacher? Click the link below for more info.

Teachers must have a bachelors degree or higher and a teaching license. To learn more about becoming a teacher, click this link: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/how-to-become/teacher/

Interested in a career as a gemologist? Click the link below for more info.

Becoming a gemologist requires specialized training. There are specific trade schools and programs that teach the needed skills. Interested in learning more, click this link: https://www.raise.me/careers/production/jewelers-and-precious-stone-and-metal-workers/gemologists

Not sure what career interests you? Take this short quiz for some ideas!

Interested in Exploring Potential Careers?

Exploradoor is an online service for teens ages 14-18 to connect with programs and experiences, including internships, that can help them better prepare for life. Exploradoor.com is a free resource that simplifies outreach and connectivity among teens, their families, schools and program providers. With program information consolidated into one searchable platform, Exploradoor.com strives to improve teen engagement and preparedness so that they are more informed and confident about their choices after high school.

For more info, visit their site: http://Exploradoor.com

GRADUATION INFORMATION

The ASVAB Testing Date is Approaching!

ONLY SENIORS will test during this round of ASVAB testing.

Test Date: October 15, 2021

Please take time to practice for this test so that you can achieve the best score possible. You will need a 31 out of a possible 99 to use the ASVAB as a graduation pathway.


Here are some practice resources:

https://asvab-prep.com/

https://www.asvabpracticetests.com/

https://www.nationalguard.com/practice-asvab

Indiana Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors Diploma Requirements

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COUNSELOR CONTACT INFO

Use the google forms below to request an appointment with your counselor.

Also, be sure to join your grade level Google Classroom pages! We post a lot of info there!

Who is my counselor? See below.


9th A-K: Ms. Bernardi KMBernardi@hammond.k12.in.us

9th L-Z: Ms. Drayton SYDrayton@hammond.k12.in.us

10th A-K: Ms. Devine HLDevine@hammond.k12.in.us

10th L-Z: Mr. Ross GDRoss@hammond.k12.in.us

11th A-K: Ms. Polen DPPolen@hammond.k12.in.us

11th L-Z: TBD (currently covered by Ms. Polen)

12th A-K: Ms. Arnold MLArnold@hammond.k12.in.us

12th L-Z: Ms. Schassburger JRSchassburger@hammond.k12.in.us

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