HCHS School Counseling Newsletter
Week of September 27, 2020
WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT SEPTEMBER?
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)
Learn more: https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/
Suicide Prevention Month
National Suicide Prevention Month
Learn more: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Happy Homecoming Week WOLVES!
Show your spirit! Oct 4 - Oct 8
NEW TECH INFO
HOMEWORK & LEARNING HELP
Free Tutoring grades 6-12
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.
- 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
After School PLATO Program
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
COLLEGE INFO & RESOURCES
SENIORS: Consider Applying to Indiana University Bloomington Groups Program
Here are the eligibility requirements: https://groupsscholars.indiana.edu/doc/Income%20and%20Eligibility%20Guidelines-2020.pdf
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?
If you are unable to access this document, please request access. Please share these resources with anyone who may need them.
Interested in a career as a teacher? Click the link below for more info.
Interested in a career as a gemologist? Click the link below for more info.
Not sure what career interests you? Take this short quiz for some ideas!
Interested in Exploring Potential Careers?
For more info, visit their site: http://Exploradoor.com
The ASVAB Testing Date is Approaching!
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:
Indiana Core 40, Academic Honors, and Technical Honors Diploma Requirements
COUNSELOR CONTACT INFO
Use the google forms below to request an appointment with your counselor.
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