School Counseling Gazette

Hughes Academy - November 2017

Thankful for our Students!

We have had a FANTASTIC year so far! Classroom counselor lessons and individual meetings are about to ramp up. There's lots of fun in store for your children. Keep an eye on our Hughes Academy Facebook for what's going on!

College of the Month

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University of South Carolina

This month, the Hughes Academy will be showcasing the University of South Carolina. Every week there will be a trivia question that students can answer to enter a drawing to win this college’s swag prizes. Students are to submit their answers during lunch to their grade level administrator or counselor on a piece of paper with their first and last name on it. Winners will be announced on Friday morning and showcased on the Hughes Academy Facebook!

Career Corner

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Geoscientists are stewards or caretakers of Earth's resources and environment. They work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. Investigating the Earth, its soils, oceans, and atmosphere; forecasting the weather; developing land-use plans; exploring other planets and the solar system; determining environmental impacts; and finding new sources of useful Earth materials are just a few of the ways geoscientists contribute to our understanding of Earth processes and history. Geoscientists provide essential information for solving problems and establishing governmental policies for resource management; environmental protection; and public health, safety, and welfare.

Important classes to take while in school:


Language Arts




Average Salary - $43,830

PSAT and Junior Scholar

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Students who take the SAT or PSAT/NMSQT can access personalized SAT study resources. Khan Academy’s world-

class practice tools are free for all students and include:

Thousands of practice questions, reviewed and approved by the

College Board

8 full-length practice tests written by the College Board, with more

coming soon

Personalized recommendations for instruction and practice focused on

the skills each student needs to work on

And, Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy supports what teachers are

teaching in class, so it’s a great addition to classroom learning.

To ensure that as many students as possible can take advantage of these

resources, the College Board is collaborating with districts, schools, and

community-based organizations..

Duke TIP

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The deadline for the SAT and ACT tests for the rest of the year has passed! Stay tuned for next year's sign up date!

11/4- November SAT Test

12/2- December SAT test

12/9- December ACT test

Magnet Memo

Applications – 2018-2019 Magnet Applications will be available November 1, 2017 from the Magnet Academies Website,

Hard copies may also be obtained at the magnet academies and at the district’s service center at the Central Office. Beginning November 1, parents may also go to any magnet academy for help in completing the applications.

Tours – Do you want a tour of Hughes Academy? Call our amazing Magnet Coordinator, Mrs. Marsha Patry, at 355-6224. She can also help you out with any magnet questions that you might have on the process.

Deadline – The deadline for Round 1 of accepting magnet applications is November 28th at noon.

Rising 6th Graders

Elementary School Visits

Our 6th grade administrator and counselor, Mrs. Bohnenberger and Mrs. Torlay, will be visiting our elementary schools every month. We can't wait to get to know our rising 6th graders! Here's their schedule for November:

Augusta Circle -- November 1st

Blythe -- November 7th

Grove -- November 16th

Kerns -- November 20th

High School Information

High School Magnet Coordinators

Our 8th grade Administration Team has visited all of our Magnet (JL Mann, Greenville High, Carolina High, and Southside High) High Schools. Mr. Finlay, Mr. Lilliston, Mr. Morgan, Mrs. McCain, Mrs. Marlowe, and Mrs. Patry can all answer questions regarding these school.

The Magnet Coordinators at each school are wonderful and always willing to set up an appointment for a tour. Here are their names:

Mrs. Sharon Higgins – Carolina High School and Academy 355-2316

Mrs. Kathryn Rowan – Greenville High Academy 355-5118

Dr. Lavetta Collins – Southside High 355-8714

Mrs. Sheila Drunasky – JL Mann Academy 355-6326

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Southside High's Tour with the Principal

Join Southside's new Principal Andre M. Dukes to learn about Southside's unique programs, meet staff and students and offer feedback on the school’s strategic priorities.

o November 15, 2017 10am-11am

o February 21, 2018 10am-11am

o March 14, 2018 10am-11am

Please call Ms. Mills at 864-355-8700 to RSVP.

Upcoming Events

Erin's Law Presntation

Monday, Nov. 6th, 8:15am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

This presentation will be through all 7th grade Science classes.

Donaldson Center 8th Grade Tour

Thursday, Nov. 9th, 8:15am

100 Vocational Drive

Greenville, SC

Make Up School Pictures

Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 8:30-10:30am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Career Day

Tuesday, Nov. 21st, 8-10:30am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC