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!
Parent Guide to Resilience (resilienceguide.org)
Scholarship Search Engines
Scholarship.com'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.
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
CLASS MEETINGS & INFORMATION
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!!
Beyond the Tassel
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.