School Counseling Gazette

Hughes Academy -- October Issue

This Month is a Real Treat!

The school counseling department is working hard! You will see below under our "upcoming events" section that October is going to be one busy month. Presentations, field trips and meetings galore! We have lots of exciting things planned so stay tuned!

College of the Month

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College of Charleston

This month, the Hughes Academy will be showcasing College of Charleston. Every week there will be a trivia question that students can answer to enter a drawing to win this college’s swag prizes. Students are to submit their answers during lunch to their grade level administrator or counselor on a piece of paper with their first and last name on it. Winners will be announced on Friday morning and showcased on the Hughes Academy Facebook!

Congrats to Last Month's Winners!

Career Corner

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Aerospace Engineer

Job Description: Perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

Most Common Work Activities:

· Interacting With Computers

· Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

· Processing Information

· Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

· Analyzing Data or Information

· Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

· Making Decisions and Solving Problems

· Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Average Salary: $91,000 a year in the state of South Carolina

The closest college that offers Aerospace Engineering as a major is North Carolina State. They are the top engineering school in the US!

PSAT / Junior Scholar

See upcoming events below.

Duke TIP

Upcoming Deadlines

10/25 - ACT and SAT online enrollment deadline for December

10/28- October ACT Test

11/4- November SAT Test

12/2- December SAT test

12/9- December ACT test

Magnet Memo

Magnet/Prospective Parent Night

October 12, 2017

5:30 to 7:00

This meeting is for all interested magnet and prospective families!

Come and experience our 21st century middle school activities from 5:30 to 7:00!

We will have an informational meeting about Hughes Academy and the Magnet Process from 6:00 to 6:30.

Magnet applications will be available in the main lobby or you can access them at

Link to the Hughes Academy Magnet Brochure

Rising 6th Graders

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Do you want to attend Hughes Academy?

Hughes Applications will be accepted during round 1 from November 1st at 8:00 am until November 28th at noon.

You can access the application or other magnet information at

Hughes Academy Elementary Visits

Our 6th grade administrator and counselor, Mrs. Bohnenberger and Mrs. Torlay, will be visiting our elementary schools every month. We can't wait to get to know our rising 6th graders! Here's their schedule for October:

Augusta Circle - 10/4

Blythe - 10/10

Grove - 10/26

Cashion -10/17

Kerns - 10/24

High School Information

High School Magnet Nights

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

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Southside High 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 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.

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Governor’s School Accelerate Engineering Program Open House

The Governor's School Accelerate Engineering Program is housed at J.L. Mann High School and Greenville High School. This program begins in 10th grade and students need to have completed Algebra 2 Honors by the end of their 9th grade year to qualify for this program. Please see the information below if you are interested in attending the open house!

Accelerate Open House

Come to the GSSM campus to get the behind-the-scenes tour of the Accelerate program.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the three-year, virtual engineering program; meet Accelerate faculty and staff; and participate in demonstrations using the same technology used in Accelerate classes.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration Light refreshments will be served
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Open House & Demonstrations

GSSM Campus
401 Railroad Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Please park in the front of the school, walk up the U-shaped sidewalk, and enter through our Center Lobby

Opportunities for Outreach

If you are interested in becoming a mentor this year, our Mentor Coordinator will be doing a New Mentor Training at Blythe Elementary school on Wednesday, October 25 at 12:00. Please contact Kelly Taylor with any questions:

Backpack Blessings, the organization that supplies the food for our H.A.K. Pak Program, is in desperate need of donations. Currently, they send home food for 400 children each week. Hughes Academy takes almost 20% of this. For the month of October, we are collecting cans of hearty soups (anything with a pop-top). Any and all donations are much appreciated.

Upcoming Events

8th Grade Magnet Presentations

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 9:30-10am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Our 8th graders will hear from our feeder High Schools to learn about the opportunities they have when they leave Hughes!

Greenville Tech Dental Presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 10th, 1pm

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

This presentation will take place during gym class in 6th and 7th period for 6th graders.

PSAT -- 8th Grade

Wednesday, Oct. 11th, 8:30-11am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Magnet Night

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 5:30-7pm

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Fall Pictures

Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 8:15am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

8th Grade Opioid Presentation

Tuesday, Oct. 17th, 2pm

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

A letter about this presentation went home with progress reports. Students are able to opt out if they prefer.

Fall Break

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 8:15am to Friday, Oct. 20th, 11:45pm

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Enjoy your long weekend!

End of Quarter 1

Thursday, Oct. 26th, 8:15am

122 Deoyley Avenue

Greenville, SC

Report cards go out November 6th.