Thursday, August 9, 2018


Quarter 1



UPCOMING EVENTS
______________

OPEN HOUSE: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

PROGRESS REPORTS:
Friday, September 7th, 2018

COMPACT FOR SUCCESS
FIELDTRIP:
Saturday, October 27, 2018





Hilltop Middle School

COUNSELING CENTER

2018-2019

WELCOME parents, students and staff to another fun-filled and academically stimulating year at Hilltop Middle School.  We are very excited to have you back or to welcome you to our Hilltop family.

The Hilltop Middle School Counseling Center is located in room 203 across from the main office.  Our counseling team is comprised of 3 counselors who align with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards addressing the academic, social and emotional needs of our students.  Please note the counselor breakdown is based on student’s last name.

Here is our alpha breakdown for our students this year.
Counselor--Ms. Santana:  (A-Gom)
Counselor--Ms. Haug:  (Gon-Ng)
Counselor--Ms. Orozco:  (Ni-Z)

Counseling office Secretary:  Ms. Carolina Toledo
(619) 498-2720

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Our SDSU Compact for Success Fieldtrip is coming up on Saturday, October 27, 2018.  This event is only for 7th graders and their guardians.  It will be a great day filled with information that will help students along the path to a university.  It is MANDATORY to arrive with a parent/guardian over the age of 18.  Please feel free to pick up an application in the counseling center.  We are now accepting applications for this wonderful event!




Thursday, May 31, 2018



May and June Currents
With the end of the school year vastly approaching, we would like to emphasize important school information for our announcements.
END OF COURSE EXAMS

From Friday, May 25-Thursday, May 30:  End of Course Exams (8th graders)
From Friday, June 1-Tuesday, June 5:  End of Course Exams (7th graders)

PROMOTION
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
According to US History Teacher
8:30 AM:  Ms. Mr. Hanashiro, Ms. Chavez, Ms. Kuklenski, Mr. Murrillo, Ms. Rohrer
12:00 PM:  Ms. Russell and Ms. Munoz
2:00 PM:  Ms. Manjarrez

SEMESTER GRADES
Friday, June 6, 2018 (Last Day of School)

KEEP in MIND
8th grade:  Please be aware of middle school requirements.  Any student who does not fulfill middle school requirements, will be ineligible for the promotion certificate.
Please be advised of the middle school requirements for promotion.
·        Remember that students will be given credit for passing grades of D grade or Higher.  Total credits needed for promotion:  21 credits
Here are the promotion requirements:
English Language Arts (4 semester credits)
     English 7 (2), English 8(2)
Math (4 semester credits)
     Integrated Math 7 (2), Integrated Math 8 (2)
PE  (4 semester credits)
     PE 7 (2), PE 8 (2)
Science (4 semester credits)
     General Science 1 (2), General Science 2 (2)
Social Science (4 semester credits)
     World Cultures (2), US History (2)
Elective (1 semester credit)
     (D Grade or Better)

7TH GRADE INFORMATION for summer school
Students who receive an “F” in core classes (for semester 1 and 2 of 7th grade) should fill out an application for summer school (in the counseling center) to recover that credit.  Parents must fill out application and return to the counseling center immediately for placement for summer school. 
LAST thoughts
On behalf of the counseling center, have a wonderful and restful summer break!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Counseling center, HTM

HTM | 44 East J | Chula Vista | CA 91910

Semester 2 2018
As the end of the school year comes to an end, the counseling center is busy with registration and promotion.   Here are a couple of reminders for the end of school year:
·          Please remember that semester grades are very important for middle school promotion requirements.  Students must pass all courses with a “D” or higher, have 21 credits in order to be eligible for the promotion certificate. 
·          Summer school is offered to current 7th grade students who received an F in a core subject for semester 1 and semester 2 grades.
·         Summer school dates:  
  June 11-June 29th, 2018
   8:00-1:30 PM
From all the dedicated staff of the counseling center, we wish you a safe and fun summer!





·          Academic Improvement Plans

·         EOC Exams:  May 25-May 30 (8th grade)

·         EOC Exams:  June 1-June 5

(7th grade)

·          Promotion:  June 5th, 2018

 

 

 


Here are the promotion requirements:
English Language Arts (4 semester credits)          
      English 7 (2), English 8(2)
Math (4 semester credits)
      Integrated Math 7 (2), Integrated Math 8 (2)
PE  (4 semester credits)
      PE 7 (2), PE 8 (2)
Science (4 semester credits)
      General Science 1 (2), General Science 2 (2)
Social Science (4 semester credits)
      World Cultures (2), US History (2)
Elective (1 semester credit)
      (D Grade or Better)





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Counseling Center, HTM

HTM | 44 East J | Chula Vista | CA 91910

Semester 2, Quarter 3—2018
Many things are circulating in the counseling center.  We are meeting with our students creating Academic Improvement Plans, following up on student progress and signing up 8th grade students for available credit recovery.  The calendars for credit recovery are in the counseling center.  Please take note that our progress report grades are coming out on February 23, 2018.  Please remember that semester grades are very important for middle school promotion requirements.  Students must pass all courses with a “D” or higher, have 21 credits in order to be eligible for the promotion certificate. 

·          Academic Improvement Plans

·         Progress Report Card:  February 23, 2018

·         Credit Recovery:  Math and English

 

 

 

Credit Recovery: 
Integrated Math 8-A,
B. Savage, ROOM 308
January 27-February 21

ELA 8-A
L. Wallace, ROOM 702
January 27-February 21

WHO:  8th grade students who received an “F” first semester in these subjects

WHAT and WHY:  Students re-take course to receive credit.  Students must have a “D” or higher to pass course and attend 40 hours of seat time and 20 hours of independent study work.

IMPORTANT:  After a two-hour absence, your child will dropped from Credit Recovery and will be ineligible for promotion.







Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Holidays!


Warmest Wishes
For the Holiday Season!
It’s always a great feeling to wrap up the semester with a heartfelt thank you to parents, students and staff who made our counseling activities worthwhile and successful.  The counselors had a wonderful time discussing setting the pathway toward College and Career exploration with “College:  Making it Happen” Night!  We’ve also had enormous success in meeting with students about setting goals for the semester.
To continue on with the spirit of academic achievement, we’d like to share a few tidbits of information for the end of the semester:
·        First semester grades are coming out on Friday, December 15.  These are the grades that will be counted towards credit on their transcript.  Remember that students will be given credit for passing grades of D grade or Higher.  Total credits needed for promotion:  21 credits
Here are the promotion requirements:
English Language Arts (4 semester credits)     
   English 7 (2), English 8(2)
Math (4 semester credits)
   Integrated Math 7 (2), Integrated Math 8 (2)
PE  (4 semester credits)
   PE 7 (2), PE 8 (2)
Science (4 semester credits)
   General Science 1 (2), General Science 2 (2)
Social Science (4 semester credits)
   World Cultures (2), US History (2)
Elective (1 semester credit)
   (D Grade or Better)


On behalf of the counseling center, we would like to wish you a happy holiday season and a restful break with your friends and family.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Counseling center, HTM

HTM | 44 East J | Chula Vista | CA 91910

Quarter 2 2017
SO many great things happening this quarter in the counseling center.  We are meeting with our students creating Academic Improvement Plans, conducting presentations about educational essentials and college and career exploration.  Please take note that our semester grades are coming out on December 15, 2017.  These semester grades are very important for middle school promotion requirements.  Students must pass all courses with a “D” or higher, have 21 credits in order to be eligible for the promotion certificate. 

·          Academic Improvement Plans

·         Semester Report Card:  December 15

·         PIQUE Parent Presentation

·         Educational Essentials and Career Presentation

*COLLEGE MAKING IT HAPPEN Presentation
6-7 PM

 

 

WHO:  Parents and Students
WHAT:  College Making It Happen Presentation
WHEN:  Thursday, November 30, 2017 6-7 PM
WHERE:  Hilltop Middle School--Cafeteria
TOPICS:
Compact For Success
Types of Colleges
Approximate Annual Fee and Tuition
A-G Courses
Paying for College
College Admission Requirements
Steps for Academic Success




Thursday, October 5, 2017

http://compactforsuccess.sdsu.edu/compact/

Counseling center, HTM

HTM | 44 East J | Chula Vista | CA 91910


Quarter 1 2017
We’re eagerly awaiting our annual Compact For Success Fieldtrip that will take place on October 21, 2017.  This event is for 7th graders and their guardians.  It will be a fun afternoon filled with exciting information that will help you and your child along the path to a university.  Permission slips are due by October 6th, 2017 in the counseling center.

WHERE:  San Diego State University
5287 Aztec Circle Drive, San Diego, CA 92115

·          Beginning of the school year balancing of master schedule

·         Progress Report 1:  Sept. 1

·         Academic Intervention Plans

·         Progress Report 2:  Oct. 27

 

WHO:  Compact for Success Fieldtrip
For all 7th grade students.
WHAT:  Compact for Success”I Pledge to go to College” Field Trip
WHEN:  October 21, 2017, Meet at school in the cafeteria at 7:00 AM, Bus leaves by 8 AM and returns by 2:30-3
If driving: Program starts at 9 AM and ends at 2:30; Driving directions are provided with the permission slip.
Driving Directions:
Merge onto 805 N
Merge onto CA-15N
Merge onto 1-8 E
Take exit 10 for College AVE
Use the right lane to keep right at the fork and follow signs for College Ave S
Merge onto College Ave
Turn right at first light to Canyon Crest DR.
Park in structure 12