Hoover Counseling Newsletter

September 8-13

From the Counseling Office:

Please visit hooverhs.org, our counseling webpage, Google Classrooms, and follow us on Hoover's social media.

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
  • Career/Work Opportunities and Information
  • GCC Dual Enrollment Information
  • 12th-grade Announcements and Scholarships
  • 11th, 10th, & 9th Grade Announcements

General Announcements Below:

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Hoover along with the Glendale Unified District is on a mission to reduce the stigma attached to talking about suicide. This month, we ask everyone to β€œTake 2” to help prevent suicide – take two minutes to raise awareness about suicide prevention, take two minutes to reach out for help, take two minutes to support a friend, and take two minutes to educate yourself. Stay tuned all month for more prevention information and activities, but, if you need help now, reach out to a parent/guardian, teacher, counselor, psychologist, administrator, or trusted adult. We are here to help.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

TEXT 741-741 or CALL 800-273-8255

Textbook Pick-up Day is Wed. 9/16

We know a few of you still need to get or exchange textbooks. We will have another textbook pick up day opportunity on Wednesday, September 16 from 12-2. We will follow the same routine. Check-in with a mask at the east gate by the flagpole.

Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) Program

Want to earn 10 hours of community service? Mrs. Brownstein is the lead teacher for the program at Hoover. Click here for more information about TUPE. Students are able to earn service hours for participating.

In the past, many students add TUPE to their resumes and college applications as an extra program activity that they were involved in. Contact Mrs. Brownstein is you are interested in attending all sessions at gbrownstein@gusd.net.

Career Information


Software developers already have excellent job prospects and rank No. 1 in the U.S. News & World Report "Best Jobs of 2020" list.

However, these workers could be in even more demand as businesses move online and cloud computing companies adjust services to meet the needs of a burgeoning remote workforce.

Education Required: Bachelor's degree

Click Here for Detailed Information About This Profession

Career & Majors Links and Websites

Click here to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 2/3/2020

Click Here to Access Your Xello Account

Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.

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UPDATE: We are now collecting community service hours from the 2019-2020 school year.

Current 10th - 12th grade students: If you completed a minimum of 50 community service hours between April 2019-April 2020, please join the HHS Community Service Google Classroom for instructions on how to submit your hours!

Google Classroom code to join: gslyxz6

You can access more information about Community Service on the Hoover website.
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Glendale Community College

Interested in Dual Enrollment at GCC?

Get further information regarding GCC Outreach!

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GCC Fall Dual Enrollment Class Schedule

HHS 10-12th grade students are encouraged to take a GCC class this fall. Talk to your counselor for more information.


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Congratulations on Completing Your Third Virtual School Week!

We hope you're all adjusting well to the virtual setting! Here are some updates we wanted to share with you all for this week: πŸ’₯

πŸ’»πŸ“š College Updates/Info Sessions

Click on the links below πŸ‘‡ to see all the latest virtual webinars or information sessions available to you!

➑️CSUF (California State University, Fullerton) Fall Virtual Services

➑️CSUF Outreach Calendar

➑️CSUN (California State University, Northridge) Application Flyer

➑️CSU Week Postcard

➑️USC (University of Southern California) Information Flyer

➑️ACT/SAT Private School Requirement Updates

πŸ—“οΈ Upcoming Events

Important Information for You πŸ—žοΈ

πŸ™Œ Helpful Resources

πŸ”Ž Career Finder - Find out what career is best suited according to your interests!

πŸ’ Volunteer Opportunities - Need some more volunteer opportunities?

➑️ Need to ask your teachers & counselors for Letters of Recommendations?

Fill out these Brag Sheets after approval to help them with writing the letters πŸ™‚

-Brag Sheet for your Counselor

-Brag Sheet for your Teacher

πŸ‘“ Keep Track of your College Account Information!

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All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant

The information regarding student opportunities are listed to assist students and families. Hoover High School and counselors do not endorse or recommend any specific agency/program. We are not responsible and disclaim all liability about these opportunities including but not limited to volunteer information, links, programs, scholarships, jobs, etc.

Scholarships πŸ€‘ - September Edition

  • 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.

Click here for Scholarships

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 πŸ€™πŸ»

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 ✨

β˜ŽοΈπŸ’» 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.

Book an Appointment w/ Mr. Allen

Book an Appointment w/ Ms. T

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Did you earn an F in a graduation requirement? Missing credits needed for your diploma? Consider attending Garfield Adult School. This semester Garfield Adult School is online so you can access classes from home. It is all at your own pace and during your own time Please email me if you are interested in taking a Garfield Adult School class. Classes offered include, Math, English, World History, Science and career prep.

Class of 2022 Google Classroom Code : zxykuee

Class of 2022 HHS webpage https://www.gusd.net/Page/4224

Class of 2022 Remind: text @counhhs22 to 81010

Make an appointment with Mrs. Gonzales https://mrsgonzaleshhscounselor.youcanbook.me

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Personal Email vs. GUSD Student Email - Which one should I use?

Well, both.

Be sure to create a personal email address (Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud, etc.) for colleges, scholarships, community service, and more.

*Remember, when creating an email address, choose a username that is professional. I recommend simply using your name (examples: claireirvine OR claire_irvine)*

Use your GUSD student email address for school communication, Google Classroom, and classes. etc.

Did you know?

  1. Your GUSD student email does not send or receive emails outside the GUSD network.
  2. The student email is deleted once you graduate, so your personal email will be your working email.
  3. Adding your student email to your portal ensures that teachers and staff are able to contact you since all student systems are connected to Q.

Let's Stay Connected!

Here are some ways for us to stay connected:

  • πŸ“š 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.

  • Be sure to follow the Hoover Counseling Office on Instagram! @HooverHighCounseling
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Link Crew:

Link Crew mentors have sent a Welcome Video to their freshmen they have been "linked" to mentor. Check your student email regularly and look out for their video message and other updates.

A Message from Toll:

Did you promote from Toll? If yes, you need to pick up your medals and pins. The medallion and pin Distribution at Toll is on Wednesday, September 23 from 12:20 - 3:30 (in front of Toll, wear a mask, practice social distancing). Email Toll's AP, Mr. Der-Megerdichian at sdermegerdichian@gusd.net if you have any questions.

Ms. Iraheta's Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please email me. If you would like to schedule a phone or a video call, please click on the "You Can Book Me" link on my counseling page: https://www.gusd.net/Page/4216

~ Ms. Iraheta

Hoover High School

Counselors are available via email during the school closure: Please contact your counselor if you need help or have any questions.

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