Hoover Counseling Newsletter
November 9 - 15
From the Counseling Office:
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:
Help Hoover's Anahit Sinanyan win $1,000 to the charity of her choice. She's donating the money to Armenia. Click on the video below and like it!
Artsakh Strong Student Network
Reminder: Join the PTA!
PTA is here for you. Association meetings have provided critical information on remote learning, the college application process and help with social / emotional well being.
Plus your membership dues and donations can help fund our yearly scholarships for seniors students. The PTA has given away $20,000 over the past four years.
Seniors become a member today to be considered for a scholarship and become part of the PTA's helping hand for your fellow students.
Community Service 2020-2021
Free Homework Help!
Need some assistance with writing an essay? Stuck on that math equation?
Glendale Library and Salvation Army are providing FREE homework help! From live tutoring, to useful study tools, to online classes, and much more!
Glendale Library: Click HERE for more information!
Salvation Army: See flyer below
College & Career Information
FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Physical Therapist
Physical therapists plan and execute rehabilitative programs designed to improve the patient's mobility, increase his or her strength and relieve or at least lessen his or her pain.
Treatment plans often include different exercises and stretches, as well as hands-on therapies and machines that assist with improving muscle strength, range of motion and motor function.
The job also includes educating the patient – or members of the patient's support system – on the recovery process.
Education Required: Doctoral or Professional Degree
Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.
What is Xello?
Xello: Helps you create your own roadmap to discover more about yourself to plan your future through fun and interactive career exploration lessons, videos, and assessments.
Xello is free to all GUSD students. Yay!
Where do I sign up?
Go to your student account at Xello.gusd.net.
What is Xello?
Xello is free to all GUSD students. Yay!
Where do I sign up?
Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 10/19/2020
Financial Aid Workshops
GUSD has two Financial Aid workshops coming up (see flyers below). One is on November 18th at 5:00pm, the other is on November 19th at 6:00pm.
Be sure to register!
College & Career Readiness Workshop Series
Hoover College Information Workshops
Community Service Opportunity
Looking for a job? Supermarkets Hiring Immediately:
Click here for job opportunities: GYA Employment Programs.
You can also start your job search at snagajob.com.
- Highest Paying Occupations: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/highest-paying.htm
- Fastest Growing Occupations: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm
- Most New Jobs: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm
GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:
Senior Gear (Caps+Gowns & More) 🥳
Gift Card Giveaway! 🎉
CSULA Honors College
💥 College Updates 💥
💻📚 Helpful College Resources
✍️ CSU Applications
➡️ CSU EOP
Other College Resources
🔑 Resources for Undocumented Students
➡️ UC Resouces
➡️ DREAM Loans
🧑🏫 Private Colleges of California
➡️ Event Calendar for workshops hosted by PCoC
➡️ Email for PCoC: email@example.com
✏️ Stay Updated with College Representative Visits for September & October by visiting the
College & Career Division, website.
➡️ The following opportunities are available for any students at your school who wish to develop their life and leadership skills and to have their voice heard at the state level. All programs are virtual.
• The Student Advisory Board on Education on Education Oct 31-Nov 2
• The Student Advisory Board on legislation in Education January 11-13
• The Youth Action Summit of California February 27-28
• The Summer Leadership Conference July 26-29
Please encourage students to register and help defray the cost by choosing one of the membership levels available to your school. The membership form and details are available on www.casc.net.
🗓️ Upcoming Events
⭐ Teen Night Out - November 19, 2020 @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm
⭐ College Application Workshops - Every Thursday & Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm (10/22-12/03)
⭐ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Google Classroom Code: ijoalf4
All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant
- 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.
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* Coolidge Scholarship
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards 2020
- *New Scholarship Opportunity* National Merit Scholarship Corporation
- Visit Heisman Trophy Trust, teams up with Acceptance Insurance to present the Heisman High School Scholarship.
- Visit Scholarship Search - Big Future, to find scholarships filtered specifically to your personal lifestyle.
- Also visit Elks National Foundation to find additional Scholarships you can apply for!
- Lowell L. Bryan Scholarship - Scholar Athletes
The first ever I, Too, Am the Dream contest, sponsored by the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, part of the Milken Institute.The Center’s mission is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for millions of people by expanding access to education, health and economic freedom, and by empowering an entrepreneurial mindset that takes full advantage of opportunity. In the contest, open through September 21, rising high school seniors can submit Prose up to 1,000 words to include essays, poems, spoken word, short stories. See attached for an informational flyer, and visit https://www.mcaad.org/programs/competitions/i-too-am-the-dream/ for more details.
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.
College Planning Support for Juniors
Juniors can kick-start their college planning by searching for colleges and scholarships on BigFuture™. They can build and save a college list and also opt in to let the colleges on their list know that they’d like to learn more about their programs.
College Summer Programs
Students who miss their Zoom classes and have chronic absences have a hard time in school, end up not graduating, and are placed on an attendance contract or SART at the school level.
If attendance does not improve, the district office steps in, and a SARB meeting is scheduled. California compulsory education law requires everyone between the ages of six and eighteen years of age to attend school (Zoom live sessions).
Check Our Google Classroom Weekly!
Please be sure to check our "Class of 2023" Google Classroom weekly for up-to-date announcements and opportunities!
If you do not see it in your Google Classrooms, please email me at email@example.com
Would You Like to Join the Distinguished Scholars Academy?
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.
- ☎️💻 Don't see your answer on the FAQ page? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org OR click here to book a time to speak over the phone or via Google Meet
- Be sure to follow the Hoover Counseling Office on Instagram! @HooverHighCounseling
A message from Ms. Iraheta
Tips for Freshmen:
Academics: The final grading period before the end of the semester is around the corner! Start making your best efforts now to avoid work overload later on. Check your Student Connect account (if your teachers use it) to check if there are any missing assignments. Also, make sure to ask your teachers for any clarification you may have about any grade posted in Q. College/Career: When going into college, don’t worry about having a set major; you can go in “undecided”, or without a major/minor. Then, you have the opportunity to decide later when you figure out which major to choose. You can also take our pathway courses, GCC dual enrollment classes, and explore via Xello while in high school to help you choose a major. Social/Emotional: If you feel very stressed/nervous about class, take a break! Go take a walk, get some extra sleep, or do anything you love to do.
Healthy Kids Survey:
Parents/Guardian, your student is being asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education. This is a very important survey that will help promote better health and well-being among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. The survey will open on Monday, November 9th, and close on November 30th. This is a voluntary survey, if you do not want your child to complete the survey or have any questions, please email Mrs. Policky at email@example.com. The survey link has been posted on Ms. Iraheta's Class of 2024 Google Classroom.
My Contact Information:
If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please use this "You Can Book Me" link to book an appointment. Visit my counseling page for updates. https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216
Hoover High School
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