School Counseling Gazette
Hughes Academy - November 2017
Thankful for our Students!
College of the Month
University of South Carolina
Important classes to take while in school:
Average Salary - $43,830
PSAT and Junior Scholar
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
8 full-length practice tests written by the College Board, with more
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
11/4- November SAT Test
12/2- December SAT test
12/9- December ACT test
Applications – 2018-2019 Magnet Applications will be available November 1, 2017 from the Magnet Academies Website, www.gcsmagnetacademies.org.
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
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
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.