Counselor's Corner

HHS Counselor Newsletter

Welcome!

The Talbot Counseling Team would like to welcome you to the start of the school year and to our newest endeavor, a monthly newsletter! In this newsletter, you will find information on what counselors do, how to see one of us, important dates that are quickly approaching, and Naviance.


During the school year, we will create a monthly newsletter filled with information related to mental health, academic advising, college/career, etc. Each newsletter will be similarly structured with important upcoming events and programs.

What We Do

At HHS, the roles of the school counselors include:
  • academic advising and intervention
  • college and career exploration and counseling
  • personal counseling
  • scheduling and class selection
  • planning for graduation


We also assist students with personal concerns, problem-solving, being a new student at Hampton, healthy decision making, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and substance abuse prevention. Ultimately, we are all here to support our students and their families; let us know how we can help! We look forward to working with you throughout the year.


A more thorough link to the school counseling services provided at HHS is available here.

How to See a Counselor

In order to provide a more balanced, higher quality of student services, it is necessary to periodically review student-counselor caseloads. Due to enrollment projections, the counselors’ caseloads are revised for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. These changes will impact current students in grades 9-11. Students in the Senior Class will remain with the counselor who completed their Junior Interview. Students are assigned to a counselor based on last names -- and continue to work with the same counselor throughout high school. View the assignments of each counselor and their contact information here.
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Be on the Lookout! Upcoming Events:

Senior Post-Secondary Workshop

Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th

HHS English Classrooms

  • Counselors will meet with senior students to discuss the following: Naviance, College/Technical School Applications, Letters of Recommendation, High School Profile. Students will also be given an opportunity to ask general questions (i.e. SAT/ACT score submissions, Common App procedures).


Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00 pm

HHS Auditorium

  • Join us for an evening of information regarding FAFSA completion and an overview of the post-secondary financial aid process. A representative from PHEAA will present.


North Pittsburgh College Fair

Monday, October 7th, 6:00 pm -8:00 pm

La Roche University, Kerr Fitness and Sports Center

  • Meet with representatives from 140 colleges and universities to learn about campus experiences from the college representatives, to identify schools that offer your chosen major, and to receive information to take home and review. Hampton students who attend this event are eligible for a scholarship drawing, courtesy of the Northern Area Counselor's Consortium!


FAFSA Completion Event

Thursday, October 10th, 6:00 pm

HHS Library Computer Classroom

  • 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.)


PSATs

Wednesday, October 16th, 7:30 am

Hampton High School

  • Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT during the morning hours while Freshmen complete Career Readiness activities.

Naviance

Students will continue to work with Naviance (https://student.naviance.com/hamptonhs) as our new College & Career Readiness web based resource for students and families! All students should have their login information. Usernames are the same as the first part of a student's email address (last, first, middle initial and last three numbers of their student ID). Students may now reset their password through the Naviance page. Naviance usernames and passwords cannot be modified via the new RapidPortal system.


This school-customized website helps to guide individual students through the entire college planning, application and decision process. Students will be able to search for scholarships, explore careers, take interest inventories and investigate their learning style. Students will also be able to review academic and admission data for colleges across the United States.


Through the Family Connection section of Naviance, the counseling department will be able to share information with students and their parents about local and national scholarship opportunities, summer classes, community events, and other Web resources for college and career information