Counseling Blogs

  • 9th and 10th Grade College Night for Parents

    Posted by Diana Vang on 2/8/2018 5:20:00 AM

    On Wednesday, February 7th, the Counseling Department hosted a college night for parents of 9th and 10th-grade students. This event was geared towards discussing high school expectations, the high school graduation process, and getting into college. Superintendent Christianna Hang and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Yang also joined to talk with families and discuss individual student transcripts. 

    "Students and parents worked together in learning more about Schoology and what their students' current cumulative GPA and rank were, and how these two things make a difference in the college application process as well as scholarship opportunities," said Ms. O'Daniel. For students and families that missed this event, please contact the Counseling office to get a copy of the PowerPoint. 

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  • Penny Wars Update: Organization to Receive All Donations

    Posted by Diana Vang on 2/1/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Ms. Mercil's class raised the most money out of all K-12 CP classrooms!

    In the early weeks of January, grade-level CP winners voted and chose to donate all funds to the nonprofit organization World Central Kitchen! World Central Kitchen has developed into a group of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty. As teams work to restore power to over a million citizens in Puerto Rico, these chefs continue to go door to door with hot and nutritious meals so families don’t have to worry about food. To date, over 3 million meals have been served in over 70 locations across Puerto Rico! Thank you, World Central Kitchen for the amazing work you continue to do! 

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  • HCPA Students Volunteer at Cubs to Raise Money

    Posted by Diana Vang on 1/22/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Cub Foods

    Towards the end of January, HCPA students once again volunteered to bag groceries at a local Cub Foods store to raise awareness and money towards their East Coast Tour. The students were proud to share that they raised $797.71! While several students helped bag groceries, others stood by their school table to share with shoppers their goals for their college tour. Way to go, Warriors! 

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  • HCPA Career Fair

    Posted by Diana Vang on 1/18/2018 1:00:00 PM


    On Friday, January 26th, HCPA held its annual Career Fair. We had over 40 organizations attend as our students and parents learned more about various career fields. "This is a fun event that allows students to ask questions and explore possible careers," says Kia Yang, the Administrative Assistant for the counseling department. "Our hope is to continue exposing students to new areas of interest." Below are a few photos from the event. 

    Students observing




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  • Students Raise Money For College Trip

    Posted by Diana Vang on 1/13/2018 8:05:00 PM

    HCPA Students at Cub Foods

    On Friday, December 22nd, several HCPA students went to Cub Foods to bag groceries and raise money for their upcoming college tour. They were joined by Ms. Toni Marie O'Daniel, College and Scholarship Manager, and Ms. Cece Lee, Director of Counseling and Student Services. The students pictured above are just a handful of the 23 students who will be attending the East Coast Tour in April 2018. In total, students raised $445.28 that evening for their East Coast Tour. 

    "This is a huge trip for our students that they will be part of over their spring break," says Toni Marie. "Our students will be flying into Connecticut and we will be touring colleges across the east coast." These colleges will include: Harvard, Boston College, Boston University, Dickinson, and LeHigh." We're excited about this trip and the experiences that our students will encounter!

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  • HCPA Students Raise $2,068.33 for Puerto Rico

    Posted by Diana Vang on 1/8/2018 12:00:00 PM

    CP teachers were creative in finding ways to collect coins.

    Last month, students participated in a two-week penny war competition to see which classrooms could raise the most money for the Puerto Rico hurricane relief effort. We had 54 CP classes participate and raised a total of $2068.33!! For the next few days, the winning CPs will be voting for an organization to receive all penny war funds.

    Congratulations to the following CP Teachers and students for raising the most money for their grade level:

    Kindergarten: Ms. Northfield
    1st Grade: Ms. Czech
    2nd Grade: Ms. Moe
    3rd Grade: Mr. Ciborowski
    4th Grade: Ms. Hannine
    5th Grade: Ms. Mercil *** students raised the most money out of all K-12 CPs! 
    6th Grade: Ms. O'Conner
    7th Grade: Mr. Olejnicak
    8th Grade: Mr. Her & Ms. Jordan
    9th Grade: Ms. LeMaire
    10th Grade: Mr. Norby
    11th Grade: Mr. Coleman
    12th Grade: Ms. Bosman


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