Hoover Counseling Newsletter

September 21-27

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:

Student Engagement and Attendance

We want all students to be engaged in all their classes. Counselors and all Hoover staff are here to support you. The 5-week progress grades will be available this week. Please make sure your student is joining Zoom meetings, uploading their work online, communicating with their teachers, and reaching out to their counselors for support. Attendance matters! Be sure to join all your classes every day.

Below is a poster from the district to help families with the "netiquette" rules when interacting with others online.

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Let's reduce the stigma attached to talking about suicide.

This month, we ask everyone to β€œTake 2” to help prevent suicide – take two minutes to raise awareness about suicide prevention, take two minutes to reach out for help, take two minutes to support a friend, and take two minutes to educate yourself.

If you need help now, reach out to a parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, psychologist, administrator, or trusted adult. We are here to help. You're not alone.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: TEXT 741-741 or CALL 800-273-8255

Textbook Pick-Up is this Wednesday!

Textbook pickup is this Wednesday, 9/23 from 12 - 2pm.

Please go to the front of Hoover between these hours and bring your mask as well as your schedule!

Parent/Guardian and Caregiver Support Group

Join us once a week to connect with your fellow Glendale Unified parents/guardians and caregivers for trainings, discussions, and question and answer opportunities.

This group is a place for parents/guardians and caregivers to ask questions, get answers, and feel safe and understood within a community of people like them. We are here to support families and help you grow your knowledge, skills, and abilities to support your own children and family, as well as each other.

Click on the flyer below to get more information about this group and to register.

Join PTA

PTA Membership:

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


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.


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

College & Career Information


Nurse practitioners are in high demand! Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, nurse practitioners in 22 states and the District of Columbia were authorized to provide independent, direct care to patients.

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with additional education. Extra schooling allows these professionals to take patient histories, perform physical exams, order labs, analyze lab results, prescribe medicines, authorize treatments and educate patients and families on continued care.

Nurse practitioners, also known as advanced practice registered nurses, specialize by patient population, training to work in areas like women's health or pediatrics. They may also work in research or academia.

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.
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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UPDATE: We are now collecting community service hours from the 2019-2020 school year.

Current 10th - 12th grade students: If you completed a minimum of 50 community service hours between April 2019-April 2020, please join the HHS Community Service Google Classroom for instructions on how to submit your hours!

Google Classroom code to join: gslyxz6

You can access more information about Community Service on the Hoover website.
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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.


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πŸ’₯ College Updates πŸ’₯

πŸ’»πŸ“š Helpful College Resources

➑️ Covid-19 & PIQ's

➑️ PIQ Do's & Dont's

➑️ Brag Sheets - Teacher/Counselor

πŸ”‘ Resources for Undocumented Students

➑️ UC Resouces

➑️ DREAM Loans

πŸ§‘β€πŸ« Private Colleges of California

➑️ Event Calendar for workshops hosted by PCoC

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

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

College & Career Division, website.

πŸ‘‚Info Sessions

➑️ USC Info Session

➑️ CSU Info Session(s)

➑️ College Readiness Series Workshops

πŸ—“οΈ Upcoming Events

⭐This Fall, the Society of Women Engineers at UC Davis is hosting a 10-week long mentorship program to support underrepresented students who are interested in applying to engineering majors. The program is open to high school seniors who identify as female, gender nonconforming, non-binary, or gender expansive individuals.

The Prospective Engineers Mentorships program will close on Thursday, September 24, 2020. We have 45 student mentors from College of Engineering at UC Davis, and we hope to serve as many students as possible. The program information can now be found on UC Davis Society of Engineers website, and here is our program blurb to share with students.

⭐ Best Fit For Me - September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm. Don't forget to register for the upcoming

College Presentation

⭐ 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 πŸ—žοΈ

πŸ’ 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 πŸ€‘ - 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.

  • *NEW SCHOLARSHIP ALERT* 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 πŸ€™πŸ»

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 ✨

β˜ŽοΈπŸ’» 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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Garfield Adult School

Did you earn an F in a graduation requirement? Missing credits needed for your diploma? Consider attending Garfield Adult School. This semester Garfield Adult School is online so you can access classes from home. It is all at your own pace and during your own time Please email me if you are interested in taking a Garfield Adult School class. Classes offered include, Math, English, World History, Science and career prep.


For all students who plan to apply to a 4 year university and want to practice for the SAT, it's time to take the PSAT. The PSAT will be offered free to all juniors who are interested in taking it this school year. Due to COVID and limited space the PSAT will only be offered to juniors It must be taken in person at Hoover High School. Please submit the survey if you are interested in taking the test by Thursday September 24, 2020. Click on this link to take the PSAT survey https://forms.gle/RV3skMeEMZDKhFJP7. There are two dates being considered Saturday October 17, 2020 or Tuesday January 26, 2021. Email Mrs. Gonzales if you have any questions.

AP Tests

AP Students! On Wednesday 9/23 you can come to Hoover to purchase AP tests in person, from 12 PM-2 PM. You can also purchase your AP test online at this link https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/hhs_student_store_we/index.php?l=product_list&c=83 These are the steps if you want to purchase your AP test at the free and reduced price 1.Students need to fill out a free and reduced lunch application. 2.If the student is approved, the student will need to email the confirmation that they were approved as an attached PDF to afazah@gusd.net. 3.After 24 hours the student can go to the Hoover Web Store and purchase the AP test at a reduced price.

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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AP Students! On Wednesday 9/23 you can come to Hoover to purchase AP tests in person, from 12 PM-2 PM. You can also purchase your AP test online at this link https://webstores.activenetwork.com/school-software/hhs_student_store_we/index.php?l=product_list&c=83

These are the steps if you want to purchase your AP test at the free and reduced price:

1) Students need to fill out a free and reduced lunch application.

2) If the student is approved, the student will need to email the confirmation that they were approved as an attached PDF to afazah@gusd.net.

3) After 24 hours the student can go to the Hoover Web Store and purchase the AP test at a reduced price.

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!

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.

Let's Stay Connected!

Here are some ways for us to stay connected:

  • πŸ“š 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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Link Crew:

Please check your student GUSD emails and connect with your Link Crew mentors. Your personal Link Crew Leader has sent a welcome video, an invitation to connect with you through the Remind app, as well as an email/message asking you how the start of school is going. Be sure to respond and connect...a junior or senior is waiting to hear back from you :)

A Message from Toll:

Did you promote from Toll? If yes, you need to pick up your medals and pins. The medallion and pin Distribution at Toll is on Wednesday, September 23 from 12:20 - 3:30 (in front of Toll, wear a mask, practice social distancing). Email Toll's AP, Mr. Der-Megerdichian at sdermegerdichian@gusd.net if you have any questions.

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

Hoover High School

Counselors are available via email during the school closure: Please contact your counselor if you need help or have any questions.

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