October 2017

October Counseling Connections


Upcoming Important dates:

October 25th – Cap & Gown orders due- Seniors, if you missed this, see Mrs. Huckaby for an order


October 28th - ACT test date (registration deadline is Sept 22)

October 30-November 3 - College and Career Application Week!!!  Don’t let the future scare you!

October 30th – Band & Choir Halloween Spooktacular

November 1st – Senior drape & tux picture day

November 3rd  - Deadline to sign up for the December 3rd ACT

November 9th – Reality Store

November 14th- Midterms

November 17- College English life 101 student meetings in Media center with Mrs. Rice and Mrs.


November 16th- ASVAB

November 20th – Board Meeting

November 22nd – 24th – Thanksgiving Break

December 1st -Applications for Governor’s Scholar Program are due for district committee


December 18 – January 1st – Winter Break


Did you know?  HCHS has a variety of personnel here to help you break down the barriers in accessing college and career information!!!

  • Mrs. Judy Rice is the 11th and 12th grade Guidance Counselor -  Judy.rice@henry.kyschools.us or 502-845-8675
  • Mr. Chad Rose is the 9th and 10th grade Guidance counselor -  Chad.rose@henry.kyschools.us or 845-8674
  • Brianna Miller- College and Career  Counselor Brianna.miller@henry.kyschools.us   Or 502-845-8670 ext. 7303
  • Alecia McAllister - the new Guidance Secretary. alecia.mcallister@henry.kyschools.us or 502-845-8677
  • Bobbie Zaring - front office, if you need help accessing IC, you will now see her.  She is located beside the main office.  502-845-8676
  • Wildcat IT helpdesk in the media center is where students need to go when they need help with their chrome book




Class Sponsors:

Seniors:                 Lisa Huckaby Room 205, lisa.huckaby@henry.kyschools.us

Juniors                   Tiffany Ouellette Rm. 409, tiffany.ouellette@henry.kyschools.us

Sophomores         Laura Adams Rm. 101, laura.adams@henry.kyschools.us

Freshman              Jennifer Van Bever Rm. 813, Jennifer.vanbever@henry.kyschools.us



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If you need a transcript sent to a college or university, you must now request on parchment.  This can be accessed by the student page of the HCHS website!


Governor's Scholar Program

Juniors, do you want an early taste of college life by living and learning in an academically challenging environment at one of the Ky's universities for 5 weeks next summer?  Check out the Governor's Scholar
program at gsp.ky.gov.   All GSP applications will be  available online. Juniors have to turn in applications at the school level and are due to the counseling office by Thursday, December 1, 2017.  Contact Ms. Rice or Mr. Rose with questions. If you would like for us to give you feedback on your application, please bring us your completed application by Wednesday, November 15.  Mrs. Rice will be conducting a workshop during the school day in November on how to improve your application.  Please sign up outside the counseling office if you are interested in attending. 

Governor's School for the Arts
Would you like to pursue excellence in the arts thru the Governors School for the Arts? GSA applications are available online by visiting www.kentuckygsa.com. Students in 10th and 11th grade are eligible. Students are to submit your individual application to the state and are to be mailed by January 1, 2018. Contact your art form teacher or Ms. Rice or Mr. Rose with questions.
Governors School for Entrepreneurs
Have you thought about starting your own business? You should consider applying for GSE. All 9th thru 11th graders can apply to the Governors school for entrepreneurs by going to www.kentuckyGSE.com. Applications will be available online and are due by January 15.  Contact a CTE teacher or the counseling department if you have questions.


The importance of the FAFSA.  FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  This application is required for any student seeking federal financial aid – including grants and loans and this year, many scholarships – for all colleges and universities in the nation.  In Kentucky, grant and scholarship programs help thousands of students every year. Students who file the FAFSA before the End of October have the best chance of receiving these funds. You should file the FAFSA as soon as possible starting October 1 to apply for FREE Money!!!!!!

What to do now:

Make sure You and your senior have the new FSA ID’s now and  your 2016 tax documents prior to the October 1st filing date Go to FAFSA.GOV and click on FSA ID at the top to create your federal student Aid ID.  Gather your information needed: an email was sent to all seniors with a list, or you can visit fafsa.gov

I highly encourage all of you, regardless of income, to apply for financial aide with the FAFSA.  More and more schools now require all students to apply before allowing students to attend...even if you believe you make too much money. Again... this is very important, the FAFSA window opened on October 1, 2017 this year!!!


Secretary of State Essay & Slogan Contest


Reminding you about this great opportunity for your middle or high school students! The contest deadline is Friday, December 15.

The annual Secretary of State Essay & Slogan Contest, now in its 29th year, is a fantastic way to garner recognition (and valuable prizes!) for your students, and it helps them get engaged early in our democratic process and demonstrate a commitment to active citizenship. I hope you will encourage your students to participate!

Visit www.sos.ky.gov/contests for more information, including prizes, rules, prompts, and entry forms for the 2017-18 Essay and Slogan Contests. Winners earn a cash prize up to $1,000!

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Daley with the Secretary of State’s Office via e-mail at Matt.Daley@ky.gov or via phone at (502) 564-3490.


Why take the ACT?

We suggest students take the ACT early in their high school career to gauge where they are in regards to college readiness and to be able to take advantage of the dual credit our high school offers. 
The ACT is used for college admission, KEES bonus money, scholarships and career readiness, just to name a few.

To sign up to take the ACT or to find out more, go to www.act.student.org.  Our high school code is 181-955 (so that they can send us your scores) or the college and career counselor can help your student sign up in her office.  

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

Test Date

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Estimated Score Release*


December 9, 2017

November 3, 2017

November 4-17, 2017

December 19, 2017

February 10, 2018**

January 12, 2018

January 13-19, 2018

February 20, 2018

April 14, 2018

March 9, 2018

March 10-23, 2018

April 24, 2018

June 9, 2018

May 4, 2018

May 5-18, 2018

June 19, 2018

July 14, 2018**

June 15, 2018

June 16-22, 2018

July 24, 2018