Hoover Counseling Newsletter

October 19th-25th

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:

Hoover High Student Support Group

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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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College & Career Information

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Veterinarian

Veterinarians examine, diagnose and treat animals. They can also perform surgeries, care for wounds, vaccinate against diseases and prescribe medications. In worst-case scenarios, vets are also qualified to euthanize sick or dying animals.


But a veterinarian's work doesn't stop with dogs and cats. Some vets specialize in caring for farm animals, and some even protect the safety of our food supply by inspecting livestock. Others promote public health by fighting animal-borne diseases and help foster healthier relationships between people and their animal companions.


The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 18.4 percent employment growth for veterinarians between 2018 and 2028.


Education Required: Doctoral or Professional 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.

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 for Armenian and Spanish Speakers

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!

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GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:

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Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳

Senior Survey

Seniors: Please take this survey if you have not done so already. This will help me, Ms. T, gain a better understanding of what your post-graduation plans are and will allow me in assisting you in achieving those goals ☺️ Please click on the image to access the survey.

💥 College Updates 💥

💻📚 Helpful College Resources

➡️ 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.


➡️ Pepperdine University Virtual Tour

➡️ CSU Week!

➡️ 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

➡️ Brag Sheets & Recommendation Letters Recording

➡️ Explore CPP Session

➡️ CSU Info Session(s)

➡️ College Readiness Series Workshops



🗓️ Upcoming Events


⭐ Mastering PIQ's Wednesday Workshop - October 14, 2020 @ 1:00 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 🤑 - 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.





  • 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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PSAT Update

Congratulations to those juniors who took the PSAT this past Saturday at HHS! There will be one more test administration of the PSAT in January for juniors who are interested in taking it and were not able to this past weekend. Please check my google classroom this week to sign up. Exams need to be ordered so you must sign up by October 23, 2020.

10 Week Grades

Will be posted on the student & parental portal on October 19, 2020! We are halfway through the first semester. Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

Questbridge Presentation

Mrs. Talia our college advisor is presenting this Wednesday October 21, 2020 at 1pm through zoom about Questbridge. QuestBridge is a national nonprofit based in Palo Alto, California that connects the nation's most exceptional students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education and further life opportunities. Sign up for this workshop at the link in my google classroom.

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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10 Week Grades

10 week grades will be posted on the Student & Parental Portal on October 19, 2020!

We are halfway through the first semester!

Make sure you are reaching out to your teachers during office hours if you have any questions.

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!

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:


  • 📚 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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"Meet&Greet" every Wednesday with Ms. Iraheta:

Please note the following changes on the time for our "Greet and Meet" Wednesdays.


Wed. Oct. 21@12:00-12:30 (due to regular bell schedule)

Wed. Oct. 28@1:30-2:00


During our Wednesdays "Meet&Greet" Zoom meetings, connect with myself and other 9th graders. At this time, staying involved and building community is more important than ever. Enjoy Q&A’s with key staff, and learn valuable information about school resources, clubs, and activities. Hear from seniors/juniors and feel the Ohana spirit as you experience what makes Hoover so amazing. Freshmen, Don’t miss this chance to get to know one another and celebrate being part of the Hoover family! I hope to see many of you this week.


Tips for Freshmen:


Academics: Be sure to go to your teacher's office hours to get help and tutoring. Teachers' office hours are posted in their Google Classrooms. Check out our counseling website for each department hours: https://www.gusd.net/domain/1358


College/Career: Watch Ms. T, our college adviser's "Best Fit for Me" College video. Video Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_C4mucvhT7r6od0yGx_qvYXNTioIuh8T/view


Social/Emotional: It’s cancer awareness month! Make sure you take precautions to avoid possible exposure. Here’s a link to some precautions you can take. Spread the news! https://www.preventcancer.org/education/seven-steps-to-prevent-cancer/


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 use this "You Can Book Me" link to book an appointment. Visit my counseling page for updates. https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216


~ Ms. Iraheta

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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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