Counseling Update

WHAT IS GOING ON AT HAWKINS HIGH & MIDDLE SCHOOL!

GET YOUR UPDATES HERE!


  • Keep updated with the latest information from the HHS & HMS Counseling Center. This newsletter is a way to keep you informed with HHS & HMS news, testing information, College and Career info, etc.
  • Students check your class's Counseling Google Classroom for updates and information!
  • Hawkins Counseling Center Website HERE & Facebook HERE

Senior Scholarship & Recognition Banquet

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Hawkins Middle & High School Spotlight

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JH Girls Track District Champs

Congratulations to both of our 7th and 8th Grade Girls Track and Field Teams! They both claimed the District 21AA CHAMPIONSHIP tonight!!!

District Champions & Regional Qualifying TeamIndividual Awards:

Individual Awards:

Morgan Jaco 2nd Place

Carolyn Searer 3rd Place

Congratulations Lady Hawks

One Act Play

Black Rose Players

Tech awards: Whitney Posey and Jade Countryman

Honorable mention all-star: Jacob Price

All-star cast: Hayley Jasper and Katryna Jones

TESTING

  • May 4th-EOC Algebra I
  • May 5th-EOC Biology
  • May 6th-EOC US History & STAAR 8th Science
  • May 7th-STAAR 8th Social Studies
  • May 11th-STAAR 6th Math, STAAR 7th Math, & STAAR 8th Math
  • May 12th-STAAR 6th Reading, STAAR 7th Reading, & STAAR 8th Reading


If you need more information on Testing, click HERE for the ACT/SAT. You can also find more information on TSIA2 testing HERE.

ACT vs. SAT - What's the Difference?

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS & ENDORSEMENTS

GRADUATION TOOLKIT

Click Here for Information for Planning Your High School Years & Beyond.


Click Here for Graduation Requirements and Endorsement Information Presentation.


Click Here for the Hawkins Counseling Center Website for more information.

Foundation High School Endorsement Bulletins

This series of bulletins takes a closer look at each endorsement area and connects those endorsement pathways to career opportunities. Each comprehensive issue contains vital information about the guidelines of the Foundation High School program and endorsement selection requirements. In addition, they feature careers that are specific to each endorsement area and the accompanying labor market information for each job title. You can find the Bulletins by clicking HERE!

Programs of Study Guidebook

HISD now has Programs of Study Handbooks available. They are currently in print production, but you can download a digital copy on our website or by clicking HERE.


To download go to Hawkins ISD and choose the Secondary campus. We have a lot of great programs being offered at HHS. Our goal is for all of our students to graduate career or college-ready.

College, Career, & Military Readiness (CCMR)

Percentage of annual graduates that meet any of the following:

• Meet TSI criteria in ELA/reading and mathematics on assessments or complete college-prep courses

• Meet AP/IB criteria

• Earn dual-course credits

• Earn an approved industry-based certification

• Earn an associate degree while in high school

• Graduate with completed IEP and workforce readiness

• Earn a Level I or Level II certificate

• Complete an OnRamps dual-enrollment course

• Graduate under an advanced diploma plan and be identified as a current special education student


Update for 2021

CCMR was updated to exclude two previously used indicators:

1. Enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces (pending data receipt)

2. Complete CTE coherent sequence coursework and earn credit aligned with approved industry-based certifications

Balfour Graduation Items

Students need to go to Balfour.com to place their orders. Here is the link:

https://www.balfour.com/texas/hawkins/hawkins-high-school


Balfour Graduation items Please feel free to contact our local Balfour Rep at 903-757-6595 or contactus@graduatesales.net with any questions.

DID YOU KNOW?

There are certain STATE Colleges and Universities that offer FREE tuition if a student qualifies financially!

https://excelsior.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/colleges-offering-free-tuition-based-on-family-income.pdf

Helping Your Child Complete the Apply Texas Application

It's not too late to help your child apply to college! There are many schools in Texas there are still accepting applications. Texas State has a deadline of March 1st, Texas Southern University isn't due until July, and Tarleton State will accept applications until August! What makes this even easier is that all public universities in Texas use the Apply Texas application.


You may have used or seen the Apply Texas application with your child but it can be confusing. Watch this great video for parents that breaks the applications down into six easy steps. Still, have questions? Reach out to your student advisor or counselor to schedule an appointment.


Six Steps to Completing the Apply Texas Application


And in Spanish! - Ayudando a su estudiante con la aplicación Apply Texas

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund®

The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® is offering virtual opportunities for parents and families to learn more about their plans.


If college is part of your child’s future, we’ve got a plan to help save for it. The Texas Tuition Promise Fund® allows you to lock in current undergraduate tuition rates and schoolwide required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, excluding medical and dental institutions. Tuition units purchased in the plan may be used for all or a portion of these costs, and our flexible payment options fit almost any budget.


It’s easy to open a Texas Tuition Promise Fund account. And, the sooner you start, the more affordable a college education could be.


Texans may enroll in the plan at any time between Sept. 1 and Feb. 28 (Feb. 29 in leap years). Enrollment for children younger than 1 year of age extends through July 31.


Here is a list of webinar opportunities.

Texas Reality Check

(www.texasrealitycheck.com/) There is nothing more motivational for students than showing them the relevance between educational attainment and their earnings power. Reality Check is designed to help students understand the connection between lifestyle aspirations and the importance of postsecondary education.

Foundation High School Program Endorsement Career Links

Get the information your High School student needs to succeed in their educational endeavors! Foundation High School Program Endorsement Career Links will provide you with information regarding the new graduation requirements established by House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. Click HERE!

My Next Move

My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Click HERE!

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL), MENTAL HEALTH, & WELLNESS

SEL & Mental Health Virtual Classroom

Since some of you will be starting the school year online and some are just computer savvy, this will be another PERFECT way to share information. The office has TONS of info on it for your SEL, Mental Health, and Self Care. Just use it as needed and as often as you want!! I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THIS AND HOPE YOU ENJOY!!


Click HERE to check out the Classroom! Also, check out the SEL & Mental Health page HERE!

Kids Health

Check out KidsHealth for free videos, activities, and resources designed to help parents and students better understand health-related topics.

PARENT GUIDE TO RESILIENCE

To help families build resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic, WhyTry is providing this guide free of charge. To learn more about our engaging social and emotional learning curriculum, visit whytry.org. Stay safe out there.


Homepage - Parent Guide to Resilience (resilienceguide.org)

Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between Parents' Ultimate Guide to Parental Controls

Do you need parental controls? What are the options? Do they really work? Here's everything you need to know about the wide array of parental control solutions, from OS settings to monitoring apps to network hardware.


Click HERE for more information.

Intervention eBook: What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs.

Find answers to the following questions: • What is a drug or alcohol Intervention? • How do I know for sure if my teen is using? • How should I prepare for a talk with my child? • How do I make sure the talk is productive? • What if my child needs outside help? What to do if your child is drinking or using drugs.


Click HERE for the eBook!

DISTRICT INFORMATION

Beyond the Tassel

Here are the links Beyond the Tassel podcast posted on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Amazon Alexa Store featuring your Hawkins Hawks Flash Briefing


About This Show:

Hawkins Beyond the Tassel is a weekly podcast hosted by education equity advocate and rural communities champion, Craig Williams, featuring insider tips to help families and students prepare for the transition from high school to college.


New episodes for Hawkins Beyond the Tassel will be published every Tuesday morning, starting with September 22nd.

WEATHER-RELATED INFORMATION ALERTS COMMUNICATION

As you know, winter weather can change quickly. Please prepare by noting the following HISD inclement weather practices. In bad weather, you can turn to multiple sources to be notified of school closings or delays.

SOCIAL MEDIA

HAWKINS ISD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawkinsTXISD

HAWKINS ISD APP

Hawkins ISD has an app. It is easy to download and receive notifications. (1). Go to your app store (2) Search for SCHOOL DOOR (3) Click on it and download. (4) Select Hawkins ISD (5) Turn on notifications.

LOCAL STATIONS

KLTV CHANNEL 7, KETK CHANNEL 56, CBS CHANNEL 19