Hoover Counseling Newsletter

September 28 - October 4

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

Parents/Guardians, please be sure to check your emails. Counselors have notified all students and parents/guardians if your student received a D/F at the 5 week grading period. Please be sure to respond to the counselor’s email to confirm that you received their email and include what steps the student will be taking to improve their grade(s) and/or attendance like contacting their teacher on how to improve their grades, turn in work, check portals and emails daily, and more.

We want all students to be engaged in all their classes. Attendance matters! Please make sure your student is joining Zoom meetings, uploading and submitting their work online, communicating with their teachers, getting help during teacher's office hours, and reaching out to their counselors for support.

September is Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741

Support and promote Mental Health and Wellness for all:)

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!

Textbook Pick-Up is this Wednesday!

Textbook pickup is this Wednesday, 9/30 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

Hoover’s Parent/Guardian Support Group

We are partnering up with the district to provide families an opportunity for parents/guardians and caregivers to connect, ask questions, get answers, help families support their students, as well as each other, and more. The group will meet every Monday for 8-weeks in October and November. All meetings will be via Zoom. Please see the included flyer in your email for more information on topics and how to sign up and register.

Click on the flyer below to get more and use this link to register: https://forms.gle/bDgBmT8S3T8Yz1TMA

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

FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat people with speech, language or swallowing difficulties. They work with many types of patients, including stroke victims who are relearning to speak, babies who have trouble swallowing, people who speak with a stutter and children with language delays.

Speech-language pathologists are expected to see 27% job growth through 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4 in 10 pathologists work in the educational services sector to help improve student speech skills. With classes out of session in most states, speech-language therapy may need to be delivered virtually for the time being.

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.

Hoover College Information Workshops

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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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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.

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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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

➡️ 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

➡️ Explore CPP Session

➡️ CSU Info Session(s)

➡️ College Readiness Series Workshops

🗓️ Upcoming Events

SAT/ACT Updates Workshop/ Q&A Session - September 30, 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: 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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5 Week Grades

Make sure to log into the student portal and check your 5 week grades. Make sure you are working with your teachers.

AP Tests

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 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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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 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.

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!

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:

  • 📚 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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