Counseling Update

What is happening at Hawkins Middle and High School

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Keep updated with the latest information about 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. You can find all this information and more on the Hawkins Counseling Center Website, just click HERE!


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Supporting Children and Teens during the Holiday Season!

New NCTSN Resource! Offers parents and caregivers strategies and ideas for supporting children and teens during the holiday season. Download: http://ow.ly/2OYj50CppEY

Parent Guide to Resilience (resilienceguide.org)

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)

Scholarship Search Engines

Scholarship.com's Scholarship Search

  • Unigo's Scholarship Search
  • Cappex's Scholarship Search
  • College Board's Scholarship Search
  • For information about the Match the Promise Scholarship, visit the Texas Comptroller's Match the Promise Foundation page.

    CollegeXpress's 60 of the Weirdest College Scholarships page lists scholarships that students can receive for things like just being a certain height or making a prom dress out of duct tape.

    RaiseMe!

    Mrs. Reaves invites you to earn college scholarships with RaiseMe! Students at Hawkins High School are earning micro-scholarships from schools all over the country, starting as early as the first semester.


    Sign up free at https://www.raise.me/join/9276943878!

    Why should you fill out the FAFSA?

    The FAFSA is the financial aid form for accessing grants, federal student loans, and work-study funds. ... Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is one of the most important steps students and their families can take to pay for college.


    FSA ID set up. Here is the link https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

    FAFSA Website: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

    Few reminders that will make the process easier:·

    • Have all 2019 W2’s (student and parent)
    • Have all 2019 1040’s and Schedules (student and parent)
    • Student and parents’ social security numbers

    Money for College

    FAFSA Hotline hosted by TJC.

    East Texas families are encouraged to call 903.510.2385 or

    log in to Zoom (meeting ID: 969 9167 0166, password: FAFSA) for assistance.


    Here are the upcoming dates:

    December 3, 2020

    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.

    CLASS MEETINGS & INFORMATION

    SENIORS:

    In October, I will have senior meetings. I will present information about graduation requirements as well as options for after graduation. After the presentation, I will invite all seniors to meet with me individually to review their credits, graduation plans, and next steps! Senior and Parents can check out the Hawkins Senior Planning Guide to help them navigate their senior year.


    JUNIORS/SOPHOMORES/FRESHMEN:

    In September & October, I will be doing transcript audits to make sure that these students are on the correct path as far as their Personal Graduation Plans, Endorsements, Courses, and etc. In the Spring, I will meet with students to discuss course selection and required courses.


    8th GRADERS:

    I will meet with all 8th graders during the Spring to discuss their four-year plans. Share information about various courses and pathways at Hawkins HS, and we asked students to consider which courses they want to take over the next four years. Please note that these plans are not the same as course selection, and they can update their plan at any time. You can also familiarize yourself with the Graduation Requirements, Hawkins Course Offerings, Career and Technology Pathways, and Endorsements.

    TESTING

    High School students are gearing up to take the TSI/ACT/PSAT.
    • ACT Testing March 2 (Juniors)
    • TSIA Testing February (Freshmen)
    • If you need to take the TSIA please contact Mrs. Reaves.

    Balfour Graduation Items

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

    NACAC VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS

    Thinking about college? Here's your chance to hear firsthand from those-in-the-know at hundreds of colleges and universities nearby, across the country, and around the world. How? Attend a NACAC Virtual College Fair! See the virtual fair dates below. Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org and start exploring.


    Quick Start Video and Guide

    This short video and this quick start guide provide an overview of how to make the most of your fair experience.


    Pro Tip: Click the "Remind Me" button whenever you see a Zoom session that will be offered by a college that interests you. The reminder will get added to your "My Schedule" tab and you'll receive a text when the session is about to start.

    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

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    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!

    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.