Senior Class Info

Class of 2021 Information – Check back frequently for updates!!!

Seniors check your Naviance accounts or email for a message from the School Counselors. Parents were sent this information via email as well as via CTLS Parent. Here is the CTLS Parent posted info.


Yearbooks – Signup for the Yearbook REMIND so that you don’t miss anything!!!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here to learn about what you need to do to ensure that your senior portraits make it into the yearbook. All yearbook concerns should be sent to David.Thomas@cobbk12.org.

 


Class of 2020 Post-secondary Information

This information was also sent through Naviance to our Seniors and their parents and will be sent through Blackboard. We are requesting that ALL SENIORS submit their information.

COMPLETE THIS FORM ONLY ONCE!!! Read over the questions to make sure you can answer them all before submitting.

We will be recognizing our seniors virtually throughout the month of May. We have senior portraits for every student who took one through Cady. If you did not take a senior portrait and have a current photo that you would like for us to use for your recognition, please email it to Ms. Davis ASAP. You can opt-out of this.

If you have questions before submitting the form, e-mail Ms. Myesha.Davis@cobbk12.org.

Submit this information by April 22nd. The link to the form is here: bit.ly/2020PostPlans


The School Counseling Department will be using the app BAND to communicate with Hillgrove students. Students and parents are encouraged to join. BE IN THE KNOW!!!

Hey, join our ‘Hillgrove Seniors 2020’ group on BAND – https://band.us/n/a9aa18L3D5rfb


******************** RECEIVING CAP AND GOWNS!*********************

Hillgrove’s date is May 5th.  The time frame will be between 10:00am and 2:00pm.  Herff Jones will be at our school to facilitate the “drive-thru” pick up.  Students will be able to receive the cap and gown IF they have paid in full.  Please contact Herff Jones directly for balance information or order status.  You have time so you can tend to that now.  Coming to school and not being paid up will be disappointing and we don’t need any more of that.    The website is www.highschool.herffjones.com Please reach out to them if you have questions or concerns about your payment status.  Students will remain in their cars for this process but we want them to drive off with a smile.

Mrs. Stewart will be sending deeper details on the process to avoid everyone showing up at the same time.  We will need to adhere to those instruction.


Click on the banner to log in to view your portraits.

 

 


All Seniors are invited to participate in the Spring Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 3rd.  It will be held after school in the cafeteria, and all donors get Jet’s Pizza and a free movie ticket.  Students can earn service hours for NHS, Beta, and SHS.  Ages 17+ does not need parental permission.  Parents and family members are welcome. You can schedule an appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code: Hillgrove.


Class of 2020– Who’s Who forms went out in homeroom on Wednesday, February 26th.  If you are interested in being considered, see your homeroom teacher, School Counseling Dept. or Ms. Morgan in the front office for a blue form.  All forms need to be returned to the media center by Friday, March 6th.  Read the directions on the form for further details.


Senior Parents don’t forget to order your Senior Parent T-shirt by February 4th!!! Login to MyPayments Plus or use this order form to order!!! Don’t delay; order today!!!


Graduation Information Verification – 11/13 – 12/4

It is time for graduation candidates to verify the spelling of their names for diplomas, indicate the timing of their graduation (December or May), and indicate their intent to (or not to) participate in a graduation ceremony. Seniors will do this in homeroom November 13th. If you have an off campus homeroom, you need to come by the School Counseling office to complete your form. This process is mandatory for every student in the Class of 2020.


Cap & Gown and Graduation Announcements

It is not too late to order a Cap & Gown or Graduation Announcements.  The make-up day for orders is December 16th 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. You can also order your Cap & Gown at www.herffjones.com and it is a simple process from there.  Just put in your school, weight and height and pay online.


Career Center (7:45 a.m – 8:15 a.m.)
Hawk Hour (Thursdays 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

The Counseling Office is offering help with college applications and scholarship searches. Come in any morning for help in the Career Center. A School Counselor is on duty to assist students with Naviance and any other questions pertaining to the college application process. Sign up for these senior-only Hawk Hour sessions to get individual help if needed!  Also, colleges will be visiting Hillgrove now during Hawk Hour and on Tuesdays during lunch to talk about their specific college, but also to discuss choosing a college that fits, applying to college, and what to expect your first year in college.


HOPE Scholarship / Zell Miller Scholarship

There are two ways to apply for the HOPE Scholarship.  Submitting a FAFSA after October 1, 2019, automatically applies you for the HOPE Scholarship.  If you do not want to submit a FAFSA, you can still apply for HOPE at Gafutures.org using the GSFAPPS located on that website.  Counselors will give you your updated HOPE GPA sometime before mid-March.  If you are close (2.9 ish) you still have a chance to earn HOPE eligibility before you graduate, depending on your grades spring semester.  If you barely meet HOPE eligibility (3.0) then be careful because you could lose it if your grades are low spring semester!  Your final HOPE GPA will be computed after you graduate.  Your final high school transcript is sent to GA Student Finance Commission (GSFC), which manages the HOPE Scholarship.  Your college of choice will get the GPA from GSFC and reduce the amount of money you owe them for fall semester.  Sometimes it is literally a few days before your college classes start when you get notice of your HOPE money allocated on your college bill.  Work with the Office of Financial Aid at your college of choice with any questions or concerns.  For Zell Miller:  you should be able to log on to your GAfutures account and see your SAT or ACT test scores there.  If you can see your test scores, then they will automatically match those up with your 3.7+ HOPE GPA.  If you can’t see your test scores, or you took the test recently, you should send them to GSFC.

Potential Zell Miller Scholarship Recipients
The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) Student Aid Services Dept. receives scores electronically from both ACT Inc. and College Board for all students that are residents of Georgia; yet, GSFC does not have a specific or definite time frame to receive that data at the end of each graduating classes’ school year. Therefore, we recommend that students either submit their official unopened ACT/SAT score reports to GSFC in person or, forward by mail (visit: https://gsfc.georgia.gov/gsfc to see directory for the office’s address). Other options include, sending a certified copy with a signed statement on the score report that states, “this is a true and exact copy of my original report.” through fax (770) 724- 9249) or, via email (programadmin@gsfc.org)


All Seniors are invited to participate in the Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 9th.  It will be held after school in the cafeteria, and all donors get Jet’s Pizza and a free movie ticket.  Students can earn service hours for NHS, Beta, and SHS.  Ages 17+ does not need parental permission.  You can schedule an appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code: Hillgrove.


Class of 2020 Mandatory Senior Seminar – August 2019

Changes have been made to the letter that students will receive August 14th. The changes relate to how a student should request a transcript. The updated letter is here: CCSD eDocs Senior Family Letter

Senior Seminars will be held August 20th – 23rd during the school day.  All seniors are required to attend one seminar, however you can choose the date and block you wish to attend. All seniors must attend a seminar, even those who are enrolled in all Dual Enrollment courses and those who are taking all online courses.

Sign up for only one block. Do not change the quantity. Set a reminder in your phone or write it on your calendar. You will receive an email reminder the day before your appointment. You will not receive a pass. It is imperative that you come directly to your assigned room at your appointment time.

Click here to register or scan the QR Code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EVERYTHING below is from 2018-2019 and is left here for informational purposes only. All information pertaining to the Class of 2020 will be found above this line.

2008-2019 College Admission Comprehensive List

URGENT:  Class of 2019 Postsecondary Intent / Scholarship Form

Every senior must fill this out after consulting with a parent/guardian.    http://bit.ly/2Z9zcRy

Seniors can no longer request transcripts through www.gafutures.org .  All transcript requests must be in person in the Counseling Office.  The final transcript is free, but the online form must be filled out.

Baccalaureate

This is an optional inspirational ceremony for the senior class.  Seniors should wear their graduation gown (no cap) and any cords/medals they have earned.  Seniors will march in at 7:00 p.m. so arrive by 6:45.

The Baccalaureate Committee of Hillgrove High School requests the honor of your presence at the Baccalaureate Service honoring the Class of 2019 on Tuesday, the twenty-first of May at 5:30  in the evening McEachern Memorial United Methodist Church 4075 Macland Road Powder Springs, GA                    Reception immediately following

This is a time change to make accommodations for a possible baseball playoff game on Tuesday night!

Hawk Hour (Thursdays 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

The Counseling Office is offering help with college applications and scholarship searches.  Sign up for this seniors-only session to get individual help if needed!  Also, colleges will be visiting Hillgrove now during Hawk Hour twice a month to talk about their specific college, but also to discuss choosing a college that fits, applying to college, and what to expect your first year in college.

Prom

Prom this year will be on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:00-11:00 p.m. at Opera in Atlanta.  The theme is Arabian Nights! In order to purchase a ticket, you must have paid your Senior Class dues.  See Mrs. Tucker or Dr. Spruill (Room 2224).  Tickets will be sold online for two weeks prior to Spring Break: 3/18 – 3/22 and 3/25 – 3/29.  Cash and check sales will be on campus 3/28 and 3/29.  NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AFTER SPRING BREAK.  Tickets are $80 each and students must have paid their dues/sports pass in order to purchase a ticket.

Prom Tickets On Sale!
$80 each
• Online – mypaymentsplus – now through 3/29 (the Friday before Spring Break)
• On Campus – Cash (exact change)/Check only – 3/21, 3/22, 3/28, 3/29
o Before and After School – Room 2224
o Lunches – Cafeteria
• Date Tickets (for 9th, 10th, and off campus guests) ONLY SOLD at Hillgrove on campus
• Last day to buy tickets anywhere – Friday, 3/29 (the Friday before Spring Break)

Nominations for Prom King & Queen:

Enter a nomination for king and queen. Only seniors should be nominated. Voting will be done at prom.  https://forms.gle/pH1t1pkCaAKfX5Mg8

Click here for Prom Parking information:  

Hillgrove Prom 2019

When is it?
Saturday, April 13, 7:00-11:00 PM

Prom FAQ’s

Where is it?
Opera Atlanta Event Center
1150 Crescent Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309

Parking
Limos, Party Buses and parent drop off will take place on Crescent Avenue just past the venue on the left hand side as you drive past Opera. Pick-up will take place in the same parking lot adjacent to the venue. This lot is on Crescent Avenue.
Limos, Party Buses, and parent drop off will take place on Crescent Avenue. Pick-up will take place in adjacent lot to Atlanta Event Center.
If students are driving themselves, parking will be located at 1170 Crescent Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309. The entrance to the deck, which will open at 5:00 P.M., is across the street from Opera at the corner of 14th Street and Crescent Avenue. The parking fee will be $22.
Students who signed up for the parking lottery received their pass at the prom meeting. If students did not pick up a parking voucher that day, they will be responsible for the parking fee themselves.

Security
• The Atlanta Event Center provides a 9 member security team (8 of their own officers and 1 Atlanta Police officer). Hillgrove High School will also provide 3 CCSD School Officers.
• All students will be searched upon entry to the prom site. (Girls – evening bags, purses, etc.; Boys – jacket pockets, pants pockets, etc.)
• The Atlanta Event Center is closed to any outside patrons until after the Hillgrove Prom concludes at 11:00 PM, and the entire facility has been cleared.

Plan for Life After High School

If you need help knowing your options, deciding between options, pursuing an option – make an appointment with your school counselor now!  If you have not taken the YouScience career assessment, you are missing out on a great opportunity!  Go to www.youscience.com, make an account with your GTID# (it is printed on your transcript), and get access to a PHENOMINAL career test that will give some great suggestions for possible careers.  If you have trouble accessing YouScience, contact peggy.hurst@cobbk12.org for help.

Scholarships Offered

The Counseling Office will soon be asking for a list of the college scholarships you have been offered (all of them!), and then a list of the ones you plan to actually accept.  Please keep a folder with this information so that you will be able to fill out the information form when it is ready.

HOPE Scholarship / Zell Miller

There are two ways to apply for the HOPE Scholarship.  If you have submitted a FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2018, then you have automatically applied for the HOPE Scholarship.  If you do not want to submit a FAFSA, you can still apply for HOPE at Gafutures.org using the GSFAPPS located on that website.  Counselors will give you your updated HOPE GPA sometime before mid-March.  If you are close (2.9 ish) you still have a chance to earn HOPE eligibility before you graduate, depending on your grades spring semester.  If you barely meet HOPE eligibility (3.0) then be careful because you could lose it if your grades are low spring semester!  Your final HOPE GPA will be computed after you graduate.  Your final high school transcript is sent to GA Student Finance Commission (GSFC), which manages the HOPE Scholarship.  Your college of choice will get the GPA from GSFC and reduce the amount of money you owe them for fall semester.  Sometimes it is literally a few days before your college classes start when you get notice of your HOPE money allocated on your college bill.  Work with the Office of Financial Aid at your college of choice with any questions or concerns.  For Zell Miller:  you should be able to log on to your GAfutures account and see your SAT or ACT test scores there.  If you can see your test scores, then they will automatically match those up with your 3.7+ HOPE GPA.  If you can’t see your test scores, or you took the test recently, you should send them to GSFC.  Follow the instructions found on the scholarship section of the Counseling Blog.

Who’s Who

Seniors interested in competing for Who’s Who should fill out this form: Who’s Who Log    Extra copies are available in the front office.  Completed forms are due by the end of the school day Friday, March 1, 2019.  The Who’s Who Ceremony is March 27, 2019 in an morning assembly.  Students who are chosen will not know ahead of time, but their parents will be contacted in order to secure their attendance at the ceremony.  All seniors should plan to be at school on March 27th and dress up for the occasion!  Show support for the Class of 2019 and your classmates who will be honored.

Cap & Gown

It is not too late to order a Cap & Gown to wear for the graduation ceremony.  Go to www.herffjones.com and it is a simple process from there.  Just put in your school, weight and height and pay online.

Baccalaureate Service

There will be an optional inspirational service for the Senior Class, held at McEachern Memorial Methodist Church.  It is Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The Baccalaureate committee (made up of senior class students) will plan and carry out the service.  Family is invited and seniors will wear their gowns (with cords and medals) but no cap.  The service lasts an hour and includes inspirational music, drama and speeches by teachers and students.  Parents provide a cake/punch reception afterwards, which is always a fun time to take pictures with your friends.

Graduation

The ceremony will be Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center.  Click on the procedure packet below.

Diplomas

When you walk across the stage at graduation, you will receive a diploma cover.  Bring this cover with you to the school during the designated time to pick up diplomas after the Memorial Day holiday.  You will keep your cap & tassel, but turn in the gown in exchange for your diploma.  If you will be out of town the last week of May, you can come by the HHS front office during business hours in June to exchange your gown for your diploma.

Details about the Graduation Ceremony:

Graduation Procedures Packet

Congratulations Graduate Yard Signs – support the Hillgrove Foundation:

http://giftedgear.com/team-spirit-wear/hillgrove/hillgrove-foundation/

Here is something new & exciting! A Senior Walk at your former elementary school! Click the link to RSVP- tell your friends!
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLQCrHnGjUh1Nqkbfm6vB_KpUMkhIU0VFTExCU0lTMzZEMVlFWlBGTVpXVy4u

Senior Week!

Senior Week 2019 Flyer

Seniors who have paid their dues can pick up their Treat Ticket for the week at the Senior Picnic & Yearbook Dedication (5/6 5:30-8:30). They must have a treat ticket for the remainder of the week to receive their treats (No ticket, no treat!) and if tickets are lost, they are not replaced.

HOPE/Zell Miller Amounts

The GA Student Finance Commission released the HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship award totals for 2019-2020. Check individual colleges/universities here: https://apps.gsfc.org/SecureNextGen/dsp_award_amounts.cfm 



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