Thursday, December 19, 2019

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” at Coffee with the Principal and our Career presentation (7th graders) and Education Essentials (8th graders)!  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:
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**First semester grades are coming out on Friday, December 20th. **Winter Break:  December 23-January 14,2020

Monday, August 19, 2019


SEMESTER 1



EVENTS


Thursday, August 15, 2019
(OPEN HOUSE)
4:30-7:30


Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
(Progress Report 1)


September 23-October 8th, 2019
(Fall Break)


Alpha Breakdown

 Please refer to the last name of the child in order to identify the child's counselor.

Ms. Santana (A-GR)
Ms. Haug (GU-ORO)
Ms. Orozco (Ort.-Z)



Quarter 1

Hilltop MIDDLE

COUNSELING CENTER

2019-2020



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Quick look at Quarter 1
The counseling center is looking forward to another great quarter filled with exciting activities such as OPEN House, academic improvement plans, and student meet and greet with counselors.

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.  We look forward to supporting our students in this transition period from Elementary to High School. 



Wednesday, April 24, 2019


SEMESTER 2



EVENTS


Friday, April 26, 2019
(Progress Report)

Wednesday, May 21, 2019
(Incoming Parent Night)


April 29-May 3, 2019
(CAASP TESTING)

Friday, June 7, 2019 (2nd Semester grades)











Hilltop MIDDLE

COUNSELING CENTER

2018-2019













Semester 2
Per the District:
Dear Parent/Guardian,
Congratulations!  As your 8th grade student is preparing for the end of the year, we wanted to inform you about the process that the Sweetwater Union High School District will be using to determine your student’s participation in promotion ceremonies.
Due to Limited opportunities for credit recovery, the Sweetwater District will apply the second semester of 8th grade as validation for promotion.  This mean students must pass ALL of the second semester courses to participate in the promotion.  Students who meet these requirements will receive a Certificate of Promotion.

Respectfully,
Maria Esther Lizarraga
Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction





Wednesday, February 6, 2019






SEMESTER 2



EVENTS


Thursday, March 1, 2019
(Progress Report)


Friday, April 26, 2019
(Progress Report)


Spring Break
March 25-April 5th, 2019


Friday, June 7, 2019 (2nd Semester grades)









Hilltop MIDDLE

COUNSELING CENTER

2018-2019


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Quick look at Semester 2

The counseling center is looking forward to another great semester filled with exciting events like registration, academic improvement plans and elective/information nights.

Stay Tuned for More to Come…

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Thursday, August 9, 2018


SEMESTER 1


UPCOMING EVENTS
______________

OPEN HOUSE: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018

PROGRESS REPORTS:
Friday, September 7th, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
(SEMESTER GRADES)



COMPACT FOR SUCCESS
FIELDTRIP:
Saturday, October 27, 2018



8th grade Education Essentials Presentation:
October 19, 2018

College Making It Happen:
November 29, 2018


7th grade Education Essentials/
Career Presentation:
November 14, 2018


TURKEY TROT:
November 15, 2018


Academic Improvement
Plans:  September-December

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)