School Counseling Gazette
Hughes Academy -- September Issue
Meet Your Counselor
Mrs. Torlay -- 6th Grade Counselor
This is my first year as a school counselor. I previously worked in an office at a school and once upon a time worked in sales. I love to read, hike (well mostly just walk a long way), run, and bike.
Mrs. Tenholder -- 7th Grade Counselor
I am beyond excited to be working with my students from last year! For those of you who do not know me already, this is my second year at Hughes Academy and fourth year as a School Counselor. Your students are my main priority; all of my kids know that I have their back and I'm their biggest advocate. I want to help your children in times of need, but also celebrate with them with their life's successes!
I am originally from Connecticut, moved to Florida for college, and am now here in Greenville! My husband and I have one child, Dustin, who was born in April and two cats (really they think they're dogs). I am obsessed with Disney and am listening to Disney music all throughout the work day. I would also be very happy to eat ice cream for every meal of the day.
Visit my website for more information! Can't wait to work with you this year!
Mrs. McCain -- 8th Grade Counselor
Mr. Lilliston -- 8th Grade Counselor/ Career Counselor
My name is Courtney Lilliston and I am one of the eighth grade counselors; and the boy's basketball coach here at Hughes Academy.
I have been in education for eleven years and a counselor for six years. I got my start in Pickens County at Pickens Middle School where I was a CDF and taught the Career Exploratory classes. After four years, I left Pickens County and was hired as a counselor for the Educational Talent Search program at Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood, SC).
I have been married for five years and have a daughter; who will turn two in October.
I was selected to attend Boy's State from Pickens High (2001).
I co-captained Francis Marion University's Men's Basketball team (2005-2006).
BBA in Business Economics from Francis Marion University (2002-2006).
Master of Education in School Counseling from Liberty University (2008-2010).
Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership (2010-2012).
Ed.D in Educational Leadership (K-12) from North Greenville University (2017-Present).
College of the Month
Greenville Technical College
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With open space and buildable land becoming a precious commodity, the effects of building on said land is carefully documented by soil conservationists. .
Average Salary: $62,228
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Science or Environmental Studies
Colleges that offer these programs:
Gardner Webb Unviersity
Round 1 begins November 1, 2017 at 8:00 am and ends November 28th, 2017 at noon.
8th graders interested in applying for a magnet high school can pick up a high school magnet application at the night of the Open House. If you do not attend an Open House, the applications will be available on 11/1/17 at 8:00 am in the Hughes office, or on the Greenville County Schools website under Magnet Schools.
High School Information
High School Magnet Open Houses:
Carolina High School – 10/10/17 5:30 – 7:00
Southside High School – 10/16/17 5:30 – 7:00
J.L. Mann High School – 10/17/17 6:00 – 7:30
Greenville High School – 10/23/17 6:00 – 7:30
Southside High School tour with Principal
Join Southside's new Principal Andre M. Dukes to learn about Southside's unique programs, meet staff and students and offer feedback on the school’s strategic priorities.
o September 19, 2017 10am-11am
o October 18, 2017 10am-11am
o November 15, 2017 10am-11am
o February 21, 2018 10am-11am
o March 14, 2018 10am-11am
Please call Ms. Mills at 864-355-8700 to RSVP.
Opportunities for Outreach
H.A.K Pak Update
H.A.K Pak (Hughes Assisting Kids) is collecting single serve conatiners of macaroni and cheese for the entire month of September. Donations can be dropped off in the front office.
It's amazing what a difference you can make just by having lunch with a student one day a week. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact our Mentor Coordinator, Kelly Taylor.