HHS COUNSELOR NEWSLETTER (October 2019)
FAFSA Completion Event - For Senior Families ONLY
Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6pm
2929 McCully Road
Hampton Township, PA
A representative of PHEAA is available to help with FAFSA completion. Please bring any questions and documentation needed. (Here is a helpful checklist of documentation needed for FAFSA completion: https://www.pheaa.org/partner-access/toolkit-downloads/fafsa/pdf/FAFSA_Checklist.pdf)
This event takes place in the HHS Library Classroom.
**Don't forget to create a FSA id for you and your child prior to attending the event!
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
- Help to create a quiet location at home where they can consistently do school work each day.
- Students should spend time every day on school work. It is most likely that they will have SOMETHING to finish at home. Every. Single. Day. Your student may claim that they have completed all work to the best of their ability during the school day - and that may even be true occasionally. If that's the case, encourage them to review their work, notes, or catch up on class reading(s). This will help to develop consistent study habits and time management skills.
- For a bonus - consider a consistent study routine that includes the same place and same time each day.
- Do they have all the school supplies needed for each class? If this is a challenge for your family, please contact your student's counselor. We have school supplies available!
November SAT at HHS
*Fee Waiver information: If your student is enrolled in or eligible for National School Lunch Program OR the student's annual family income falls within the income eligibility guidelines, please contact your child's school counselor for a fee waiver. For more information: http://sat.org/fee-waivers
College Rep Visits
Each year, numerous colleges come to visit HHS to speak with interested students. We encourage students in grades 10-12 to take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about different options. An admissions representative will do a presentation and also answer any questions that you may have. The visits will last one class period. College Reps typically travel to high schools in the fall, so most of these meeting typically occur in September-November but can be any time during the school year. The list of colleges and dates can be found on the school counseling website.
*You must get a College Information Session Pass from Mrs. B in the Counseling Office at least ONE day prior to the visit. Additionally, you must have permission from the teacher during that period to attend the visit. You are responsible for any work missed during a college visit. Teachers may deny your request to attend due to class work scheduled that day.
Family Check Up
Additional information pertinent to Allegheny County may be found on our website.
Link to our Naviance site. Seniors request transcripts through this site. Juniors can research college opportunities and options. Freshman and sophomores use this for making connections between interests and careers.