Hoover Counseling Newsletter
October 6th - 11th
From the Counseling Office:
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:
We Stand with You
As many of you know, the countries of Azerbaijan and Turkey have launched a large scale and coordinated attack against the people of Artsakh. We want to share our deepest condolences with our Armenian families during these devastating and uncertain times.
During these times, your emotional and mental health are important, so reach out to an adult you trust for support. And please remember that there is support available for you at school! Your counselors are here to help!
To read a powerful and informative article written by one of our students, click here
For more information as well as a place to donate, visit Armeniafund.org
Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 4-10
Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from October 4 – 10 and coincides with
World Mental Health Day on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.
We all have mental health challenges and if you are struggling right now, know that You Are Not Alone. You can participate by sharing supportive messages on your social media feed throughout the week or by linking and using #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #MIAW.
Free Homework Help!
Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation? Glendale Library, Arts and Culture’s free homework help databases can offer plenty of help, from live tutoring, to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!
Click HERE for more information!
ASB Google Classroom Codes
Join your Grade Level Google Classroom: Stay informed of student activities. ASB has created a Google Classroom for each grade level. These classrooms will only be used for passing along student information. Don't miss out and join today.
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.
College & Career Information
FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Registered Nurse
Registered nurses are responsible for monitoring a patient's condition, performing medical procedures and administering medicine. They also chart a patient's progress.
These professionals work with a range of patients, from those who are healthy (and are proactively trying to stay that way), to those who are pregnant and bringing new life, to those who are nearing the end of life and hoping for a peaceful death.
Although a bachelor's degree is the standard level of education in this field, nurses also commonly hold associate degrees.
Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 2/3/2020
College & Career Readiness Workshop Series
Hoover College Information Workshops
Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.
Community Service Opportunity for Armenian and Spanish Speakers
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.
Looking for a job? Supermarkets Hiring Immediately:
Click here for job opportunities: GYA Employment Programs.
You can also start your job search at snagajob.com.
- Highest Paying Occupations: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm
- Fastest Growing Occupations: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
- Most New Jobs: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm
HHS 10-12th grade students are encouraged to take a GCC class this fall. Talk to your counselor for more information.
GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:
Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳
💥 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.
➡️ CSU Week!
🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students
➡️ UC Resouces
➡️ DREAM Loans
🧑🏫 Private Colleges of California
➡️ Event Calendar for workshops hosted by PCoC
➡️ Email for PCoC: email@example.com
✏️ Stay Updated with College Representative Visits for September & October by visiting the
College & Career Division, website.
🗓️ Upcoming Events
⭐ Brag Sheets & Recommendation Letters Workshop - October 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
⭐ 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 🗞️
💁 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Google Classroom Code: ijoalf4
All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant
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.
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards 2020
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- Visit Heisman Trophy Trust, teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.
- Visit Scholarship Search - Big Future, to find scholarships filtered specifically to your personal lifestyle.
- Also visit Elks National Foundation to find additional Scholarships you can apply for!
- Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship - Scholar Athletes
The first ever I, Too, Am the Dream contest, sponsored by the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, part of the Milken Institute.The Center’s mission is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for millions of people by expanding access to education, health and economic freedom, and by empowering an entrepreneurial mindset that takes full advantage of opportunity. In the contest, open through September 21, rising high school seniors can submit Prose up to 1,000 words to include essays, poems, spoken word, short stories. See attached for an informational flyer, and visit https://www.mcaad.org/programs/competitions/i-too-am-the-dream/ for more details.
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.
5 Week Grades
You can 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
If you would like to purchase your AP test at the free and reduced price please follow these steps:
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 email@example.com.
3) After 24 hours the student can go to the Hoover Web Store and purchase the AP test at a reduced price.
Would You Like to Join the Distinguished Scholars Academy?
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?
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?
- Your GUSD student email does not send or receive emails outside the GUSD network.
- The student email is deleted once you graduate, so your personal email will be your working email.
- 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.
- ☎️💻 Don't see your answer on the FAQ page? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org OR click here to book a time to speak over the phone or via Google Meet
- Be sure to follow the Hoover Counseling Office on Instagram! @HooverHighCounseling
A Link Crew Message from Ms. Suri:
Freshmen students and parents, just a reminder about our mentorship program for all 9th graders. Each of you has been contacted by a junior or senior who will be your personal mentor throughout the year. They are waiting for you to connect and communicate with them so if you haven't already done so, please check your GUSD student email to see their welcome video and their email about how to join their Remind group. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Suri at email@example.com. Parents, we ask that you encourage your child to connect with their mentors. Thank you and have a great day!
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
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