Hoover Counseling Newsletter

October 12th - 18th

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

General Announcements Below:

Support for Our Armenian Students & Families

We are aware as the war progresses in Artsakh and Armenia, our Armenian students and families are impacted heavily and we want to support you during these times.


Hoover High school counselors, psychologists, administration, and teachers are available to support any student in need of assistance at this time.


We also invite you to be part of our "HHS Student Support Group" that will be held every Wednesday and Thursday from 12pm-1pm via Zoom. Our school psychologists, Tina Balasanyan and Monica De Fazio, are holding this group to create a safe and supportive environment for students to discuss all things related to the war in Artsakh and Armenia. We will have weekly topics to facilitate meaningful and healthy conversations while promoting student expression and connectedness.
All Hoover students are welcome!

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82447370166?pwd=c2wvR3hXRk4zYWJldms1eTlPem5oQT09

Meeting ID: 824 4737 0166

Passcode: XvmL7y


We would also like to remind our students that your attendance is important because your education still matters! Make sure you attend your Zoom classes, but please reach out to your teachers and/or counselor if you are struggling! We want to support you!

Free Homework Help!

Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation? Glendale Library, Arts and Culture’s free homework help databases can offer plenty of help, from live tutoring, to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!


Click HERE for more information!

Join PTA

PTA Membership:

If you haven’t already done so, please join the PTA.

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


ASB Google Classroom Codes

Join your Grade Level Google Classroom: Stay informed of student activities. ASB has created a Google Classroom for each grade level. These classrooms will only be used for passing along student information. Don't miss out and join today.



Seniors: EP3FMCR

Juniors: LTIQAIX

Sophomores: G6TKLZ2

Freshmen: OI3BJL2

It's Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month begins this week (9/15-10/15). Adelante, Latinos! is sponsoring a webinar series with renowned Latinx speakers from all walks of life. Attached is the flyer which includes all of the speakers for the series.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S3PMNtOT3KiSYVyRS9NIMBRYyXaQemvmBPItQ7uj_Ps/edit?usp=sharing


Click here to read Tornado Times' article about this historic month-long celebration!

College & Career Information

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Statistician

Statisticians practice the science of using data to make decisions. They decide what data they need and how to collect it, design experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret data, and report conclusions.


The job of a statistician is well-suited for remote work. And unlike most professions, statistics can be applied to a vast number of fields or issues, like the environment, public safety, health care and sports.


Education Required: Master's Degree


Click Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Click Here for Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 2/3/2020

GUSD College & Career Division Newsletter

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



Check out the calendar below for informational webinars.

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.

Hoover College Information Workshops

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Click Here to Access Your Xello Account

Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.

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Community Service Opportunity for Armenian and Spanish Speakers

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.

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Glendale Community College

Interested in Dual Enrollment at GCC?

Get further information regarding GCC Outreach!

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GCC Fall Dual Enrollment Class Schedule

HHS 10-12th grade students are encouraged to take a GCC class this fall. Talk to your counselor for more information.

GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳

Senior Survey

Seniors: Please take this survey if you have not done so already. This will help me, Ms. T, gain a better understanding of what your post-graduation plans are and will allow me in assisting you in achieving those goals ☺️ Please click on the image to access the survey.

💥 College Updates 💥

💻📚 Helpful College Resources

➡️ 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 Student Advisory Board on Education on Education Oct 31-Nov 2

• The Student Advisory Board on legislation in Education January 11-13

• The Youth Action Summit of California February 27-28

• 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.


➡️ Pepperdine University Virtual Tour

➡️ CSU Week!

➡️ Covid-19 & PIQ's

➡️ PIQ Do's & Dont's

➡️ Brag Sheets - Teacher/Counselor

➡️ CSU Requirement GPA Updates


🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students

➡️ UC Resouces

➡️ DREAM Loans


🧑‍🏫 Private Colleges of California

➡️ Event Calendar for workshops hosted by PCoC

➡️ Email for PCoC: pcoc.contact@gmail.com


✏️ Stay Updated with College Representative Visits for September & October by visiting the

College & Career Division, website.


👂Info Sessions

➡️ Brag Sheets & Recommendation Letters Recording

➡️ Explore CPP Session

➡️ CSU Info Session(s)

➡️ College Readiness Series Workshops



🗓️ Upcoming Events


⭐ Mastering PIQ's Wednesday Workshop - October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm


⭐ Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15, 2020 - October 15, 2020


⭐ Tobacco Use Prevention Education Community Service - starting September 17, 2020 @ 12-12:30 pm


⭐ Upcoming Workshops - September 2020- December 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Important Information for You 🗞️

💁 Community Service Hours


The first Tobacco Use Prevention Education meeting will be on Thursday September 17th!

Are you interested in a career in health, getting tips for quitting smoke or helping a loved one to quit? Join us 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 starting on the 17th. 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 🤑 - September Edition

  • Please click on this link to learn about what scholarships and scholarship websites are currently available to you! We encourage you to apply to as many as you can to help with paying for college and other financial burdens.





  • Visit Heisman Trophy Trust, teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.






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 ☎️

Mr. Allen – 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 ✨



☎️💻 Booking Appointments:


We understand that this is a very busy and difficult time for everyone, but both, Mr. Allen 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 an Appointment w/ Mr. Allen

Book an Appointment w/ Ms. T

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GUSD Virtual College and Career Fair 2020

Hi Juniors! I highly encourage you to attend the college and career fair this Wednesday October 14, 2020 from 4-6pm. The flyer and links to join are on the flyer posted earlier in the newsletter.


Here are some sample Questions to Ask at a College Fair

· What are your admission requirements?

· What are your application deadlines?

· What is the total cost of attendance for 1 year (tuition, room & board, fees, books, misc.)

· Are there any merit scholarships available? Is a separate application required for these?

· When must I choose a major?

· Do you have an honors program? What are the requirements?

· What is your student enrollment (total, undergraduate, graduate)?

· What is the average student-teacher ratio?

· Is housing guaranteed for all four years?

· Are freshman required to live on campus?

10 Week Grades

Will be posted on the student & parental portal on October 19, 2020! We are halfway through the first semester. Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

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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GUSD Virtual College and Career Fair 2020

Hi Sophomores!

I encourage you to attend the college and career fair this Wednesday October 14, 2020 from 4-6pm. The flyer and links to join are on the flyer posted earlier in the newsletter.


Here are some sample Questions to Ask at a College Fair

· What are your admission requirements?

· What is the total cost of attendance for 1 year (tuition, room & board, fees, books, misc.)

· Are there any merit scholarships available? Is a separate application required for these?

· When must I choose a major?

· Do you have an honors program? What are the requirements?

· What is your student enrollment (total, undergraduate, graduate)?

· What is the average student-teacher ratio?

· Is housing guaranteed for all four years?

· Are freshman required to live on campus?

10 Week Grades

10 week grades will be posted on the Student & Parental Portal on October 19, 2020!

We are halfway through the first semester!

Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

Would You Like to Join the Distinguished Scholars Academy?

If you are a sophomore with at least a 3.5 GPA and currently enrolled in a Honors/AP course you are eligible to join the Distinguished Scholars Academy! Email me for more information!

Personal Email vs. GUSD Student Email - Which one should I use?

Well, both.


Be sure to create a personal email address (Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, etc.) for colleges, scholarships, community service, and more.

*Remember, when creating an email address, choose a username that is professional. I recommend simply using your name (examples: claireirvine OR claire_irvine)*


Use your GUSD student email address for school communication, Google Classroom, and classes. etc.

Did you know?

  1. Your GUSD student email does not send or receive emails outside the GUSD network.
  2. The student email is deleted once you graduate, so your personal email will be your working email.
  3. Adding your student email to your portal ensures that teachers and staff are able to contact you since all student systems are connected to Q.

Things to Consider Before Take a GCC Course

Should you take a college course next semester?


*We want you to be successful in your core 10th grade classes first! If you are struggling in your current classes or did not do well in your classes last year, it would be best to focus on the classes you have now to raise your GPA.


*Keep in mind that one semester of a college course is equivalent to an entire year of a high school course. They are intense and fast paced!


*The grades you earn in a GCC class will go on your college permanent record. If you earn a "C" or lower, it is really hard to bring up your GPA and it may affect your plans for college after high school.


*The college class may interfere with your classwork, extracurricular activities, and colleges often do not operate on the same academic calendar, so you may have conflicts with school commitments.


If you are interested in taking a GCC course next semester, email me and let's chat about it!

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 Link Crew Message from Ms. Suri:

Freshmen students and parents, just a reminder about our mentorship program for all 9th graders. Each of you has been contacted by a junior or senior who will be your personal mentor throughout the year. They are waiting for you to connect and communicate with them so if you haven't already done so, please check your GUSD student email to see their welcome video and their email about how to join their Remind group. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Suri at lsuri@gusd.net. Parents, we ask that you encourage your child to connect with their mentors. Thank you and have a great day!


Ms. Iraheta's Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please click on the "You Can Book Me" link on my counseling page: https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216


~ Ms. Iraheta

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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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