On Wednesday we hosted all the incoming 9th graders from Roosevelt and Toll. We had over 500 students present. I want to thank all of our student groups for greeting our future Tornados and showing them why Hoover is a special place.
I want to thank ASB and all our groups for a great rally on Thursday. These are the events that make Hoover special!
I want to congratulate all of our student athletes on a great Winter season. Girls Basketball, Girls Water Polo, Boys Soccer all did a great job throughout the season and represented Hoover well. Our Wrestling team had league finals this past week, with a few individuals winning the league and qualifying for CIF. Also, our Hoover Winterline and Winterguard had their first performances this weekend. Our Pep team has Nationals coming up later this month. A special shout out to our Girls Soccer team who shutout Glendale 4-0 on Friday and to our Boys Basketball team who won a thriller against Glendale last week. Congratulations to Boys Basketball who have officially made the CIF playoffs and will play on Wednesday!
Counselors will continue visiting classrooms this week to assist students in registering for classes for next year.
We look forward to a great week ahead!
As always, Tornados are Responsible, Respectful, and Engaged!
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Student Intent to Return Survey
As we look ahead to 2024-25, we are asking families to let us know your plans for next school year. On February 2, you received an intent to return survey from GUSD Student Support Services. Please complete the survey form by Tuesday, February 20. You must complete a separate survey for each student who currently attends a GUSD school. Thank you for your support!
COUNSELOR'S CORNER (Students, be sure to check your counselor’s Google Classroom & student email daily)
Registration Update - Thank you to all the social science and ECA teachers for helping and supporting our juniors last week during the registration process. Students have started selecting their courses for next year. 11h Graders, be sure to complete your Google Form and enter your course selection in Q (student portal) BEFORE your individual meeting with counselors in the Student Union. Counselors will meet with students who have completed the required steps. Teachers & students will go to the Student Union on the dates below.
January 30 & 31 11th Grade Classroom Visits (Done)
Feb. 6 & 7 10th Grade Classroom Visits (World History/APWorld/ECA)
Feb. 8 & 9 9th Grade Classroom Visits (English)
Feb. 13 & 14 11th Grade individual meetings in the Student Union
Feb. 20 & Feb. 21 10th Grade individual meetings in the Student Union
Feb. & Feb. 23 9th Grade individual meetings in the Student Union
***Due to registration, counselors availability is very limited. Booking calendar appointments will open after the registration window. We appreciate your patience during this time. Email responses will be delayed as well. If you need immediate assistance for an urgent matter, please reach out to your grade level administrator.***
Seniors, Did you know that *some* CSU Applications are still open! Do you have a 2.5 or above GPA in your A-G classes? Are you interested in attending a 4-year university? If you have not applied, you are lucky! Many Cal States still have their applications open! Some of the schools that are still open are CSUN, Pomona, San Francisco State University, CSU East Bay, and more! See the following website for the full list: https://www.calstate.edu/apply/pages/application-dates-deadlines.aspx. Don't miss out on this opportunity to attend a 4-year university! You can apply at calstate.edu/apply. Please reach out to Mr. Melgar, if you have any questions.
Scholarship Workshop is this week on Wednesday, February 7th from 8:30-9:00 during enrichment time in the College & Career Center. Seniors get help from Mr. Melgar and learn more about scholarships available.
Hoover’s mandatory AP Information Night is on February 6th. A flier is included at the bottom. A Parent or Guardian, & Student are expected to attend. This event is only for students who are new to AP and have NEVER taken an AP class at Hoover.
Hoover HS & Local Scholarships for the Class of 2024
The California Credit Union Scholarship - This year the credit union will provide a total of $30,000 in scholarships to students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities. Eligibility includes high school seniors and community college students transferring to a four-year university who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0, academic performance, school or community involvement, a letter of recommendation, and an essay submission. Applications are available through Friday, March 8, 2024 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 8, 2024. Interested students can find more information and apply at https://www.ccu.com/student-scholarship/
The Assistance League of Glendale Scholarship (ALG) - The deadline to submit your application to Ms. Iraheta or Mr. Melgar is March 11, 2024. Every year, ALG honors a deserving Hoover High senior with a $2,000 scholarship. The application has been posted in Ms. Iraheta’s Google Classroom or click on the link: ALG Application.
For more information and to apply for the Volunteer Service Scholarship and the Dr. Ralph D. White Scholarship (for those wishing to study in the medical field), visit https://zurl.co/zEjT.
The Community Foundation of the Verdugos Scholarships - This local organization has granted thousands of dollars to help GUSD and local high school seniors with college scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 4th. Apply online at ttps://cfverdugos.wpengine.com/how-to-apply-for-scholarships/. Click the link to read the description and requirements. Don’t miss this opportunity. Apply early, as many of the scholarships require a recommendation letter, transcripts, and/or personal statement to apply.
La Crescenta Woman’ Club Scholarship - The LCWC is offering various scholarships. The application must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2024. Link to application: LCWC Application.
Possible Scholarships for Spring 2024, check Ms. Iraheta’s Google Classroom regulary for updates:
American Association of University Women
Armenian Relief Society
Assistance League of Glendale
Bob Bartl-Grammer Memorial Scholarship/Glendale Police Officers (by Nomination only)
Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union
Glendale School Management Assoc.(GSMA) (by Nomination only)
Glendale Kiwanis Scholarship
GUSD Adelante Latino (speech) Scholarship
Hoover Office Scholarship
Hoover PTA Scholarship
Jennifer Earl Foss Block Party Art and World Language Scholarship
Jewel City Soccer Scholarship
Lloyd Lindsey Tucker Memorial Scholarship (by Nomination only)
Masonic Senior Scholarship Award (by Nomination only)
Michael F. Escalante Senior Scholar Award (by Nomination only)
Oakmont League of Glendale (by Nomination only)
Sean Coogan Memorial - Glendale Firefighters Assoc.(by Nomination only)
Subaru of Glendale Share the Love Scholarship
Tagui Karaoglanyan Memorial Scholarship (by Nomination only)
Verdugo Hills Art Association
Vilma Bedrossian Memorial Scholarship.(by Nomination only)
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Just a reminder that we are still offering tutoring this spring. Second semester is a fresh start, if you are not happy with your grades or got an F or a D in any A-G or graduation requirement class. Remember, grades of “C” or higher means 4-year colleges and universities. Please reflect on your semester 1 grades. What worked? What didn’t? Communicate with teachers, counselors, admin, coaches. Most importantly, get help and attend tutoring. See the schedule below:
As we look ahead to 2024-25, we are asking families to let us know your plans for next school year. On February 2, you received an intent to return the survey from GUSD Student Support Services. Please complete the survey form by Tuesday, February 20. You must complete a separate survey for each student who currently attends a GUSD school. You do not need to complete the survey for graduating seniors. Thank you for your support!