Hoover Counseling Newsletter
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
- 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
National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
TEXT 741-741 or CALL 800-273-8255
What to Look for in Suicidal Teens
Thursday, September 10, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Join Our Restorative Circles for Teens
Thursday, September 17, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Positive Mental Health for Teens at Home
Thursday, September 24, 2020
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
FEATURED CAREER OF THE WEEK: Software Developer
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 to view Hoover High School Counseling Department College/Career Readiness Links Rev. 2/3/2020
Your Xello account is a great resource to gain more college and career information.
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.
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
HHS 10-12th grade students are encouraged to take a GCC class this fall. Talk to your counselor for more information.
GRADE LEVEL ANNOUNCEMENTS BELOW:
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: 💥
💻📚 College Updates/Info Sessions
Click on the links below 👇 to see all the latest virtual webinars or information sessions available to you!
🗓️ Upcoming Events
Important Information for You 🗞️
🙌 Helpful Resources
🔎 Career Finder - Find out what career is best suited according to your interests!
💁 Volunteer Opportunities - Need some more volunteer opportunities?
➡️ Need to ask your teachers & counselors for Letters of Recommendations?
Fill out these Brag Sheets after approval to help them with writing the letters 🙂
All information and deadlines must be verified by the applicant
Scholarships 🤑 - 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.
- 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.
Personal Email vs. GUSD Student Email - Which one should I use?
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?
- Your GUSD student email does not send or receive emails outside the GUSD network.
- The student email is deleted once you graduate, so your personal email will be your working email.
- 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:
- 📚 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
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 email@example.com 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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