Hoover Counseling Newsletter

April 19-25

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

ALL Grade Level Announcements Below:

Students, Join Us This Wednesday For Our Second Tornado Talk Series!

Over the next two Wednesdays we will be holding a talk series for each grade level!


Students, please join using the Zoom Meeting ID in the flyer below at the time specified for your grade level.

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Submit Your Art Pieces to Hoover's Virtual Art Gallery!

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Reverse Verification for 2021-2022 School Year

It's that time of year when Hoover re-opens the Student and Parent Portals for students to view and verify the classes that they picked for next school year (Reverse Verification).


The portal will be open from:


Tuesday, April 13 to Friday, April 30


Please email your counselor if you have any questions especially to correct an error on the course request or to make any changes. The sooner the better!


If your schedule looks great, you do not need to do anything.


Once again, the window to view your course request will be from Tuesday, April 13 to Friday, April 30.


Do not wait until the last minute. Be sure to work with your counselor to fix your schedule ASAP once the portal opens up.


The last day to make any changes will be April 30th.


Visit our website for regular updates at https://www.gusd.net/domain/1362.

Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

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Wellness Wednesdays

Just like taking care of your physical health, your mental health is equally important. Below are some apps that will help you establish a daily mindfulness practice. Meditation, self-awareness, & mindfulness supports and promotes mental health & wellness for all. Many benefits include improvement in overall general health, boosting energy, reducing stress or anxiety, improving sleep, and more.


Establishing a daily practice is a good way to build a mindfulness habit, and before long practicing mindfulness will come naturally. While you may have other tools available to you, studies show meditation is helping many of us get through difficult times and it can help you too. Give your mind a workout and whether you’re looking to spend some money or none at all (many apps have a free basic pack), these apps should help you.


Click here "Self-Care & Mindfulness Phone, Tablet, & Computer Apps" to view and use the links on the document below.

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Weekly Food Drive

If your family is in need of food, please feel free to drive through GUSD's weekly food drive on Wednesdays from 3-5pm located at Glendale High School. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Absences and Truancies

A student becomes truant when any combination of 3 or more full-days of school, class periods, or is 30-minutes tardy to class without a valid excuse. If a student becomes habitually truant, he or she will have a meeting at the school level and if the student continues to be marked absent, they will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB). For an in-depth look at GUSD's truancy flowchart, see below.

GUSD News with Vache Sipanian

Glendale Unified School District News for the week of April 19th, 2021

Distance Learning Resource for Parents/Guardians

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” to helping parents and guardians that may be struggling to support their child in a virtual learning environment.


Download the PDF below.

Reminder: Join the PTA!


PTA is here for you. Association meetings have provided critical information on remote learning, the college application process and help with social / emotional well being.


Plus your membership dues and donations can help fund our yearly scholarships for seniors students. The PTA has given away $20,000 over the past four years.


Seniors become a member today to be considered for a scholarship and become part of the PTA's helping hand for your fellow students.

https://jointotem.com/ca/glendale/herbert-hoover-high-school-parent-teacher-association-inc

Free Homework Help!

Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation? In addition to your teacher's office hours to get help, the Glendale Library and Khan Academy 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!


Free tutoring opportunities include:




College & Career Information 9-12

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Wind Turbine Technician

Also known as wind techs, wind turbine technicians oversee the functions of turbines that turn wind energy into electricity. Typical tasks include locating and repairing problems related to the major turbine components, such as the tower, three blades, generator, and brake systems. These technicians may also work with substations, fiber optic controls and sensors, and subterranean transmission systems.


Wind turbine technician is one of the most in-demand green jobs, with positions projected to grow a staggering 61% through 2029!


Education Required: High School Diploma and certificate or Associate's Degree in Wind Technology


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

Interested in a Career in the Arts/Visual Effects/Entertainment Industry?

Join CSUN's panel on Thursday, April 29th!
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Are You Between the Age of 14-17 and Interested in Law Enforcement?

Glendale PD Explorer Recruitment Video

Visit the GUSD College & Career Website!

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GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter

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

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.

Scholarship Information Session

Find out how to search and apply for scholarships that are available to you!


Sign in to NEPRIS & join this session using your GUSD email address.

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Community Service 2021-2022

Your community service hours for 2020-2021 were due April 9th.


But you can begin logging hours for next year starting this month!

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.

Teen Night Out Events

These events hosted by GUSD not only provide great information but can be used for community service hours!
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Glendale Community College

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Interested in Dual Enrollment at GCC?

Get further information regarding GCC Outreach!

What GCC classes should you take? Always discuss with a GCC counselor!

GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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💥 College Updates 💥

🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students

➡️ UC Resouces

➡️ DREAM Loans


👂Info Sessions

➡️ All Recorded Workshops


➡️ 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 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.



🗓️ Upcoming Events


Upcoming Workshops - January 2021 - June 2021


Financial Aid Award Review Workshops - April 14, 21, and 28 at 1:00 pm


Decision Day Google Form - https://tinyurl.com/DecisionDayForm21


Decision Day! - May 7, 2021

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Interested in a career in health, getting tips for quitting smoke or helping a loved one to quit?

Join TUPE (Tobacco Use Prevention Education) 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.

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 🤑



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 ☎️

Mrs. Araxi – 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 the Senior Google Classroom for regular updates: l7p5lxn


☎️💻 Booking Appointments:


We understand that this is a very busy and difficult time for everyone, but both, Mrs. Araxi 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 and appointment w/Mrs. Araxi

Book an Appointment w/ Ms. T

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CAASPP TESTING MAKE UP DAY IS 4/21/21

Juniors, thank you for your hard work and dedication. You did an incredible job on testing. We have learned the CAST is canceled. However, CAASPP makeup is on Wednesday, 4/21. Students who still need to take the test must attend the make up zoom. Please, bring your SS ID and login to the zoom link at 9:00 am.


https://glendaleusd.zoom.us/j/85168337111?pwd=VFZzbEZzT0c5aXd5SlFxYW1WdVc2UT09

You must attend the testing session and stay the entire time and complete the test to be marked present. Please take this test seriously and take your time with the answers.

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Summer School

If you did not turn in a summer school application but you are behind in credits I will be automatically signing you up to take a class. Please email me if you have any questions.



Summer School Dates

First Semester: June 14-June 29

Second Semester: June 30- July 16

No school on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day

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

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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Need Help with Time Management?

This Wednesday, April 21st you do not have class!


Instead, please join us for our Tornado Talk Series at 3:00pm on Time Management Skills!

The Zoom Meeting ID is in the flyer below.

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Reverse Verification Time!

It's that time of year when Hoover opens up the Student and Parent Portals for students to view the classes that they picked for the next school year (Reverse Verification).


The portal will be open from:

Tuesday, April 13 to Friday, April 30


Please email/book an appointment with me if you have any questions especially to correct an error on the course request or to make any changes. The sooner the better!

If your schedule looks great, you do not need to do anything.


Once again, the window to view your course request will be from Tuesday, April 13 to Friday, April 30.


Do not wait until the last minute! Be sure to work with me to fix your schedule ASAP once the portal opens up. The last day for me to make any changes will be April 30th.

Garfield Adult School for Credit Recovery

If you are behind in credits and want to make up a class you need for your diploma you can sign up to take the class at Garfield Adult School. Enrollment and orientation is happening now so please email me if you want to enroll. This semester, Garfield classes are completely online so it it is a good time to work on credit recovery!

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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A Message from Ms. Iraheta

Reverse Verification Reminder-

➡️ The Student and Parent Portals are open for students to view and verify the classes that they picked for the next school year (Reverse Verification).


The window to view your course request is from Tuesday, April 13 to Friday, April 30.


Please email me if you have any questions especially to correct an error on the course request or to make any changes. The sooner the better!


If your schedule looks great, you do not need to do anything.


Do not wait until the last minute. Be sure to work with me to fix your schedule ASAP while the portal is open.


The last day to make any changes will be April 30th.


Visit our website for regular updates at https://www.gusd.net/domain/1362.


Registration Timeline


  • February 1-15:
    • Google Form and Q student portal form open window for students to submit their registration choices and add classes in their portal to create their tentative schedule

  • February - March 26:
  • April/May:
    • Reverse Verification- Student Portal will re-open for students to verify their class choices. If there are any mistakes or anything that needs to be changed, students will be able to email their counselor.

  • July 16:
    • Last day to drop AP classes, last day of summer school, schedules become permanent, if you took summer school to advance your schedule will be adjusted.

Need some assistance with writing an essay?

Stuck on that math equation? In addition to your teacher's office hours to get help, the Glendale Library and Khan Academy 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!


Free tutoring opportunities include:

khanacademy.org

Harvey Mudd Homework Hotline

Teachers also have office hours so that you can go get help.



~Ms. Iraheta

9th graders, join us for our Tornado Talk Series!

This Wednesday, April 21st you do not have class!


Instead, please join us for our first Tornado Talk Series at 1:00 pm! The Zoom Meeting ID is in the flyer below. Earn Mahalo money while you have fun and learn about the importance of sleep and self-care.

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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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@hooverhighcounseling on Instagram
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