Hoover Counseling Newsletter

November 16 - 22

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:

Discover Potential Career Pathways!

GCC is leading a series of workshops with professors and college counselors about majors, transferring, and career opportunities!


Check out the workshops below!


Zoom ID: glendale

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Distance Learning Resource for Parents/Guardians

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released a “Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide” to helping parents and guardians that may be struggling to support their child in a virtual learning environment.


Download the PDF below.

Artsakh Strong Student Network

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Reminder: Join the PTA!


PTA is here for you. Association meetings have provided critical information on remote learning, the college application process and help with social / emotional well being.


Plus your membership dues and donations can help fund our yearly scholarships for seniors students. The PTA has given away $20,000 over the past four years.


Seniors become a member today to be considered for a scholarship and become part of the PTA's helping hand for your fellow students.

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

Community Service 2020-2021

The requirements to earn the community service awards have been adjusted. Student safety is our top priority, due to COVID-19 and closures, we have reduced the number of hours needed this year to earn the Tornado Community Service Award and added a NEW way to earn your pins and awards. Please go to our counseling page, under Academics/Community Service at hooverhs.org or click use this link: Community Service Page

Free Homework Help!

Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation?

Glendale Library and Salvation Army are providing FREE homework help! From live tutoring, to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!


Glendale Library: Click HERE for more information!


Salvation Army: See flyer below

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Thanksgiving Break - November 23 - 27

Have a wonderful and safe holiday!
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College & Career Information

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Operations Research Analyst

Rated #4 in best business jobs and #10 in STEM jobs, operations research analysts are high-level problem-solvers who use advanced techniques, such as optimization, data mining, statistical analysis and mathematical modeling, to develop solutions that help businesses and organizations operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.


For example, UPS uses operations research to chart the flow of packages, provide real-time route guidance to drivers and help plan and manage distribution.


In the health care field, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York used operations research to design a radiation treatment plan for prostate patients using sophisticated modeling and computation techniques.


Education Required: Bachelor's Degree


Click Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Click Here to Access Your Free Xello Account

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

Click Here for Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 10/19/2020

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.

Financial Aid Workshops

GUSD has two Financial Aid workshops coming up (see flyers below). One is on November 18th at 5:00pm, the other is on November 19th at 6:00pm.


Be sure to register!

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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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Community Service Opportunity

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!

Dual Enrollment Family Night

The Glendale Community College Dual Enrollment Team is hosting a Dual Enrollment Family Night on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

All high school students, parents, and guardians are welcome to attend!

It is an opportunity to get their questions answered about the program and learn how high school students can enroll in courses for free.

They will be conducting the presentation in 3 languages: English, Armenian, and Spanish.

See the flyer below for more information.

The Zoom links will be posted on the Dual Enrollment website: www.glendale.edu/dual

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GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳

Gift Card Giveaway! 🎉

CSULA Honors College

💥 College Updates 💥

💻📚 Helpful College Resources


✍️ CSU Applications

➡️ Cal State Apply Do's & Dont's

➡️ CSU Apply Dual-Enrollment Guide

➡️ CSU EOP

➡️ CSU Apply EOP Program Worksheet

➡️ CSU EOP Essay Tips

➡️ CSU App Fee Waiver Request


Other College Resources

➡️ University of Manoa Upcoming Events

➡️ 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

➡️ All Recorded Workshops

➡️ Explore CPP Session

➡️ College Readiness Series Workshops


➡️ 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.



🗓️ Upcoming Events


Financial Aid Workshop - November 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm


Teen Night Out - November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm


College Application Workshops - Every Thursday & Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (10/22-12/03)


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 🤑

  • 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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Healthy Kids Survey

Parents/Guardian, your student is being asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. The survey will open on Monday, November 9th, and close on November 30th. This is a voluntary survey, if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Policky at npolicky@gusd.net. The survey link has been posted on Class of 2022 Google Classroom.

Dual Enrollment Family Night

The Glendale Community College Dual Enrollment Team is hosting a Dual Enrollment Family Night on Thursday, November 19 from 6:30pm-7:30pm.

All high school students, parents, and guardians are welcome to attend!

It is an opportunity to get their questions answered about the program and learn how high school students can enroll in courses for free.

They will be conducting the presentation in 3 languages: English, Armenian, and Spanish.

See the flyer below for more information.

The Zoom links will be posted on the Dual Enrollment website: www.glendale.edu/dual

Xello Career Exploration Workshop

Students are invited to learn how XELLO can help them explore colleges, careers and more!


Here is the zoom link https://zoom.us/j/99564130685?pwd=VXdaTzFKQ2VrZ1ZLWWMyd2l0cElUUT09#success

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College Planning Support for Juniors


Juniors can kick-start their college planning by searching for colleges and scholarships on BigFuture™. They can build and save a college list and also opt in to let the colleges on their list know that they’d like to learn more about their programs.

Go to BigFuture

PSAT Update

There will be one more test administration of the PSAT in January for juniors, please check my google classroom this week to sign up.

College Summer Programs

I invite all juniors to look into these college summer programs. USC Bovard Scholars and LEDA are both great options!
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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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College and Career Exploration Workshop This Wednesday!

You are invited to join us THIS WEDNESDAY to learn more about Xello!


Xello is a free web program that provides you (the student) surveys to determine interests, skill sets, learning styles, etc, then suggests careers you would be good at. It also determines colleges/universities which have majors in those fields, workforce data including salaries, demand/need for that industry of labor, etc.


Xello keeps your results and data after graduation, so you are able to continue using it to determine careers after community college or applying to universities. Xello also helps you build your resumes/portfolios.


Here is the zoom link https://zoom.us/j/99564130685?pwd=VXdaTzFKQ2VrZ1ZLWWMyd2l0cElUUT09#success

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15 Week Grades Are Out!

Please check your grades in your Student Portal!


You have 4 more weeks to raise your grades before the end of the semester.


Please reach out to your teachers and attend their office hours for additional support!

Check Our Google Classroom Weekly!

Please be sure to check our "Class of 2023" Google Classroom weekly for up-to-date announcements and opportunities!


If you do not see it in your Google Classrooms, please email me at cirvine@gusd.net

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!

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 message from Ms. Iraheta

Tips for Freshmen:


Learn about Xello! Xello is amazing everyone, it gives the students (or you) surveys to determine interests, skill sets, learning styles, etc, then suggests careers students would be good at. It also determines colleges/universities which have majors in those fields, workforce data including salaries, demand/need for that industry of labor, etc, etc, etc.


Xello keeps your results and data after graduation, so in college, which you are able to use to determine careers after community college or applying to universities. Xello also helps you build your resumes/portfolios.


This is a great tool for our students to learn more about what careers are a match for them after taking career assessments, etc.

Join us for Hoover's Xello workshop on Wed. Nov. 18th from 1-2 p.m. All you need to do is join, no registration required. 9th-grade DSA students are required to attend this workshop.


Here is the link to the Zoom meeting for that day: https://tinyurl.com/hooverxello.



Healthy Kids Survey:

Reminder to complete the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS). The survey will open on Monday, November 9th, and close on November 30th. The survey link has been posted on Ms. Iraheta's Class of 2024 Google Classroom.


Read this week's Tips of the Week:


Academics: Do homework as soon as you’re out of class to get it out of the way. Do not wait till night time to start your work. When it gets dark, sometimes negative feelings can arise, and doing homework while feeling down is not great for your mental health.



College/Career: Learn all its features on Wed. Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m.

Xello is a new, highly engaging online program that re-imagines how students prepare for future success. Students complete interactive career, personality, and learning style assessments to help them better understand their unique interests, skills, and strengths. Each engaging assessment encourages reflection, helping students connect who they are with relevant career options. Here is the link to Xello https://xello.world/en/



Social/Emotional: Take some time out of your day to talk with a friend or somebody. Also, reach out to your counselor or staff members that you trust about your feelings, and attend the Armenia support group.



My Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please use this "You Can Book Me" link to book an appointment. Visit my counseling page for updates. https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216

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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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