Counseling Center Announcements

We recommend you read 2-3 weeks worth for current information and periodically check back for new information.

Week of June 1, 2020

Awards Night Presentation available.
Awards night provides us the opportunity to celebrate the young people of our school community who excel in the areas of academics, service and leadership.  While we are disappointed that we can not gather to celebrate the achievements of our students, we are very proud of their accomplishments.

Please use this link to watch the Annual Awards Night video.
2020 HS Awards Night

Week of May 25, 2020
"Children learn more from what your ARE then what you TEACH" web dubois

Practical Tips for Family Wellness during COVID-19
May 29, 2020 12-1pm

We all know parenting is challenging, even in the best of times. But when a pandemic strikes and you’re forced to take on more roles, a difficult job suddenly becomes much harder.

Please join a panel of UR experts on 5/29 at 12:00pm for a virtual town hall focused on practical parenting tips, strategies for family resilience and more. 

Register here


Week of May 18, 2020
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."   maya angelou

HFL at the Movies
May 21
Check you email &  twitter for an important announcement from Mr Teeter!

STEM Career Presentations:  May 19-21.  Want to learn more about opportunities available in engineering, science and math?  Register for upcoming workshops sponsored by esteemed technical colleges.  Schedule & topic to register for  HERE

SUNY Geneseo will offer webinars on May 21 and 28.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the college and participate in a "mini" class.  Registration & information HERE

Coast to Coast College Tours
Dartmouth, Northwestern, Princeton, Berkley, Vanderbuilt
Sunday, May 31 at 3pm
Register HERE

Week of May 11, 2020
"Self-care is giving the world the best of you instead of what's left of you." Katie Reed

Newsletter, Delphi Prevention Specialist

May is Mental Health Awareness month
Are you or someone you love struggling during this time of uncertainty due to covid 19? Are there other emotional or physical challenges you or a loved one are facing?  Attached HERE, and located in our Resource section under support groups, find community resources open and available to help.  Feel free to reach out to your school counselor or other school based mental health provider to assist with making connections to these resources.  We care.

Transition from HS to College for Students with Disabilities
presented by SUNY
May 21, 2020  3:00-3:45pm
Register:  HERE

Week of April 27, 2020
"although the world is full of suffering, it also full of the overcoming it" helen keller

Thank you for your patience as we work through this time of school closure due to Covid 19.  During this time the school counselors have created Schoology pages dedicated to the needs of the Class of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.  Encourage your teen to check these out!

Scholarship Opportunities
NY Water Authority Scholarship  Deadline: June 30, 2020

National Association of Women in Construction
Application found:
Deadline:  May 22 

SUNY Virtual College Fair.  May 14th, 3-7pm and May 16, 1-5pm.  The fair will include representatives from nearly every SUNY campus. During the fair students will be able to communicate with campus representatives using text and video chat.  Register HERE

Career Quest information and activities are in Schoology.  The silver lining during school closure-you have time to explore careers using Naviance tools.  Check out this program to get you started!

We haven't forgotten about you!  This time is proving valuable for developing some important study habits and skills that you can carry forward.  Check out the links-read the articles related to study area organization, learning styles, time management, test taking etc.  

AP Exams will be online May 11-22.  AP teachers have assisted students with obtaining information and practicing for the 45 minute online exams.  Students, reach back to your teachers if you have any questions or concerns.

Week of March 23, 2020
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."  Helen Keller

All students, the Counseling Center wants you to know that we miss you!  However, we are available to you via school email and Zoom meetings. Instagram and Twitter allow us to send you quick updates and inspiration-follow us if you don't already.  

The school counselors have created Schoology accounts for all grade levels.  These should show up when you open your computer.  Topics have been selected specifically for grades: 9th-study skills; 10th-CareerQuest; 11th-College search and selection; and 12th-College planning.  Please look for an email at the end of this week detailing more about this resource.  

During this time at home, Naviance is a great tool to do some career exploration.  Log in and explore RoadTrip Nation and the interviews given by some very cool people!

AP Exam update from the Collegeboard.  Look for additional information re: test dates and accommodations to come in an email from Mr. Roth and your AP subject teacher.

Update:  March 12, 2020
In light of recent events related to the corona virus, many large group activities within our community are and will be cancelled.  As we become aware of those we have published on this website, we will do our best to update the information.  At this time the Rochester National College Fair on March 15 & 16 and the EMCC Open House on March 26 have been cancelled.  Please check here or the event website for updates. 

The Counseling Center has created a link on our resource page to help families understand and discuss compassionately the concerns and reactions children may have related to the corona virus.   Above all, the physical and emotional safety of our students remains our highest priority.  Please refer to communications from Superintendent Mancuso for the most recent updates and information related to the District efforts.  

Week of March 9, 2020
" The price of greatness is responsibility"  Sir Winston Churchill

Seniors.  Graduation Scholarship Application and information was sent to all seniors at their email; parents also received an email as well.  Due to technical difficulties we are unable to post the information on our website.  However, check back over the next few days to see if we can make the information available on the Main Counseling Center web page.  Deadline is firm, so get started now and submit soon!


Juniors and families.  Please set up your Junior Planning meeting during the month of March or April. School counselors enjoy discussing your post high school options with you and working to create a plan to achieve them.  Call 624-7060 or 624-7061 to make your appointment.

Sophomores. CareerQuest is coming to an English class near you!  During the week of March 23, school counselors will be in class to use Naviance to explore how your personality type fits with certain career options.  

Freshman, we would love to hear how the year is going. Stop in to update us on how your are meeting your academic, extracurricular and personal goals for this year. 

Freshman, if you are  interested in vocational programming, the Eastern Monroe Career Center is hosting an Open House on March 26, 6:30-8pm.   All are encourage to attend.  FLYER 

March Newsletter from our Prevention specialist, Ayushma Basnet

Scholarship Opportunity
FF Thompson Guild
Students entering a health service related field
Deadline:  April 3, 2020

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program
Applicant must enroll in a 2 year or certificate program that leads directly to employment.
Deadline:  April 15, 2020

Week of March 2, 2020
"Generosity is giving more than you can, pride is taking less than you need." Khalil Gibran

Would you like to learn more about your Italian Heritage?  Interesting opportunity sponsored by by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America.  Weekend In Albany NY exploring NYS government and the Italian culture found there. Information and application found HERE.  Deadline: March 16, 2020

Save the Date:
Rochester: National College Fair
Riverside Convention Center
March 15 1-3pm; March 16 9-11:30am

SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse NY
Clinical Lab Science Career Awareness Day
Saturday, March 14  10am-1:30pm
Register:  HERE

SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Syracuse, NY
Health Careers Open House
Saturday, March 28

Summer Work Opportunity:
Livingston Co Summer Youth Employment Program
Must meet income eligibility guidelines.
Application packet  HERE
Interviews will be held at HFL HS Lobby on May 1

Summer Learning Opportunity:
Health & Biomedical Science Summer Camp
Lebanon Valley College
July 26-31, 2020

Academy of Media Productions
Boston University
July 6-31, 2020
Information & Links  HERE

Scholarship Opportunity
Tri Delta: Rochester Alumnae Scholarship
Female student, attending college in Sept
Application submitted electronically.    HERE
Deadline: March 30, 2020

Hearing Loss Assoc of America-Rochester Scholarship
Application:  HERE
Deadline:  April 3, 2020

Italian Civic League
Must be of Italian descent, attending college in the fall.
Application available to copy in the Counseling Center
Deadline:  April 30, 2020

Week of Feb 24, 2020
"What makes you different or weird, that is your strength." Meryl Streep 

Scholarship Opportunity
Monroe County School Nutrition Association
Student pursing study in Nutrition, Dietetics, or Food service & Management, etc
Application available in the Counseling Center
Deadline:  March 11, 2020

Eisenhower College Alumni Scholarship
Do not need an alumni connection. Can be used at any college/university.
Deadline:  June 1, 2020
Scholarship Buddy Newsletter

Calling all students:
2020  Contest
Monroe County High School Stop DWI Radio Public Service Announcement (PSA)
30 second audio clip. 
Must end with: "Brought to you by Monroe County Stop-DWI Program"
Information available in the Counseling Center pr
Deadline:  April 3, 2020

Week of Feb 10, 2020
"The meaning of life is to find you gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away."
Pablo Picasso

Juniors:  School Counselors will be in 11th grade English classes this week.  Our focus will be post high school planning.  With 91% of the Class of 2019 attending college, and many of our students choosing to attend after a gap year or time spent working, we find these classes a good way to introduce all students to college search and selection activities.  Each student receives an informational guide and instruction on how to use Naviance to explore career and college opportunities. 

Parents and students, please call the Counseling Center to set up a one hour appointment time to discuss you post high school plans with your school counselor.  We hope to meet with all our families during the months of March and April.

Career Explorer Posts forming in February:

Week of February 3, 2020
"You always gain by giving love."  Reese Witherspoon


Help wanted:
Cobblestone Equestrian Center, Mendon NY
2:30-4:30 pm 4 days per week
need work permit & transportation; barn skills valuable
Interested? Contact Sara Roeser 953-4813 or

Save the Date:
Junior College Planning Night
Monday, February 10, 2020
6:30 pm  HS Auditorium
All junior parents and students, come learn college search and selection strategies. This program previews the work students will do in English classrooms the week of Feb 10 with their school counselor.

Summer Opportunity

Multimedia Journalism Opportunity
work with staff of the Democrat&Chronicle and RIT instructors
learn video& audio production techniques, writing for social platforms and other skills
Application required.
Deadline:  February 15, 2020

Scholarship Opportunity
AIA Rochester-Architecture
Senior in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario Co, enrolled in an Architecture program fall 2020
Application available to copy in the Counseling Center.  Deadline:  March 31, 2020

FASNY-Gerard J Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Week of January 27, 2020
"Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer."
Ed Cunningham

Save the date:
Youth Open Mic Night
Boulder Coffee, 100 Alexander St
Tuesday, Feb 18, 6-8pm
Youth encouraged to share stories, poems, songs and insights into youth mental health
Community resources will be in attendance to learn how to connect and get involved

Summer Opportunity

University of Rochester 
Summer High School Research program
Laboratory for Laser Energetics
July 6-Aug 28, 2020
Junior.  Interested in science, technology and research.  
Application required.  Firm deadline:  March 10, 2020 at 5pm
available to copy in the Counseling Center or

Week of January 20, 2020
"Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same." the Fray

Save the date:  Space is limited per session
Link  Hidden in Plain Sight
Parents will walk through a simulated teen bedroom to search for signs of drug/alcohol use. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the newest ways kids are concealing paraphernalia. Professionals will guide you through what to look for and strategies for talking with your children.
February 3 and 4, 2020

Summer Opportunity:
Teen Police Academy
July 13-17 or July 27-31
Sponsored by the Monroe Co Sheriff' s Department, teens are introduced to law enforcement careers through classroom instruction, role play and physical fitness training.
For information and application procedure, call 585-753-4734 or 753-4839 or pick up flyers in the Counseling Office.  Deadline:  March 6, 2020

Boston University-Academy of Media Production
AMP UP-program to develop cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills by producing film, video, multi-camera productions and more!

Delta Kappa Gamma Society of Women Educators
Applicant: female, attending SUNY Brockport to study education
Deadline:  February 15, 2020

Association of Fire Districts
Ned Carter Memorial Scholarship
Applicant: HS senior, attending college, connection to firefighting
Application available to copy in the Counseling Center
Deadline:  February 22, 2020

ESL Federal Credit Union
Applicant:  Member in good standing at the credit union, HS senior heading to college in the fall.  
Applications in the Counseling office
Deadline:  March 2, 2020

Order of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in America
Grand Lodge of NY
Applicant:  Italian, NYS resident, attending college.  Academic excellence and service.
Scholarship available to copy in the Counseling Center
Deadline:  March 31, 2020

Order of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in America
Vincent Lombardi Lodge #2270
Applicant: Italian, Monroe Co resident, attending college.  Preference lodge connection.
Scholarship available to copy in the Counseling Center.
Deadline:  March 31, 2020

Order Sons of Italy in America
National Leadership Grant Competition
Scholarship available to copy in the Counseling Center
Deadline: February 28, 2020

Molly Efron Technical Women's Scholarship
Women's Alliance of Xerox Corporation
Applicant:  Monroe county female senior attending a STEM program at college
Link to application
Deadline:  April 10, 2020

Week of December 16, 2019
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. "  George Bernard Shaw

Seniors: Congratulations to all of our senior students admitted to their first choice college Early Decision.I f you are a senior with application deadlines due after the holiday break, please see you school counselor to create a plan to submit.

Class meetings were held today to discuss the course scheduling process.  Please review the Program of Studies booklet, found as a direct link here on the Counseling Center page, to learn more about the classes offered for 2020-21. 

January 6 will be recommendation day.  Starting January 7 and continuing until February break, counselors will meet for 15 minutes with each high school student, grades 9-11, to discuss their future plans and help select classes that will support those goals.

Save the Date:
Intelligent Lives-A documentary film that follows the lives of three young people with developmental disabilities doing great things.
January 14, 2020   6-9pm
Penfield High School Audiorium
Tickets required.  Follow link on POSTER

Week of December 9, 2019
"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." 
William Jame

While the holidays are a time of happiness and joy, it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.  Most of our life experiences are within our control, but some things are not.  It is important during this busy season to step back and take stock of our emotions.  We should also recognize the challenges that others may face at this time.  The Mayo Clinic offers the following advice to how to manage stress during this holiday season.  LINK
If you find you are still struggling, please reach out to a trusted adult or school counselor, we are available to listen and help you find help.

Application Processing Forms are due immediately, if you have college application deadlines of January 1st. Remember, the Counseling Center requires 10 school days to process the school portion of your application (transcripts, report cards, school reports and letters of recommendation).  Every attempt will be made on our part to honor  your deadlines and we appreciate your consideration at this time.

A great opportunity for a political minded student.  Livingston County Youth Bureau needs a teen (age 13-21) willing to represent Livingston County as a member of the New York State Youth Council. Expectations are found on the link in the flyer attached.  Application with essay and video required.  Deadline date extended to December 23.  If questions contact the Livingston County Youth Bureau at 243-6909.  FLYER

Class meetings will be held on Monday, December 16.  One topic with be course selection information for the school year 2020-21.

Week of December 2, 2019
"Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible." the 14th Dalai Lama

Can't travel to visit colleges?  Virtual college fairs are an option! The  Northeastern US College fair will be held December 9-14.  Sit at home and talk with college admissions representatives.  Register to participate:

Scholarship Opportunities:
Rochester Area Community Foundation
130+ Local Scholarships
1 in 4 applicants receive an award

Greater Rochester Payroll Association
Senior pursuing a career in business at a college within 50 miles of Rochester
Deadline:  April 9, 2020
Copy application found in the Counseling Center

Career Explorer Post forming:
Construction: Builders Exchange Office, 180 Linden Oaks  Dec 11@6-7pm
careers to investigate:  bricklayers, carpenters, electricians, insulators, ironworkers, plumbers & pipefitters, roofers, and sheet metal workers

Summer Opportunity:
Algonquin Campership fund: providing life enhancing camp experiences
Students must: have financial need, register at a wilderness camp in Algonquin Park, and be a US citizen
Learn more:

Week of November 25, 2019
"Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot." Hausa proverb

Career Explorer Post forming:
Entrepreneurship: Rush Rhees Library, U of R  Dec 17 @ 6pm 

College Open House:
Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy Information session
January 10, 2020  2:30-4:00pm
Upstate Medical Center

Week of November 18, 2019
"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness."  Charles Spurgeon

Scholarship Opportunities:
James Ponton Law Scholarship
Deadline:  July 31

Irondequoit Chapter of the American Revolution: multiple scholarships
$ amount varies
Scholarships available to copy in the Counseling Center
Deadline:  Feb 1 to March 1

Career Explorer Post forming:
Law:  Women age 14-20, MacDonald Law office, 2480 Browncroft Blvd start: TBD
Law:  All, Harris Beach PLLC,  start:  12/11 @6:30pm
Cosmetology:  All, Shear Ego International School, start:  12/10 @6pm
Construction:  All, Builders Exchange Office, 190 Linden Oaks, start: 12/11 @6pm
Engineering: All, IBC Engineering, 3445 Winton Pl #219  start: 12/12 @6pm
To sign up: RSVP to  There is a joining fee for each program.

Week of November 4, 2019
"Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end."  Robin Sharma

College visits are winding down at HFL.  This week we only have one visit: 
The University of Tampa will be here on Thursday at 11:20 a.m.  

NEWSLETTER from Delphi Rise Prevention Specialist

Career Night
November 6, 2019  6:30-7:45 pm
HFL Middle School
Come learn about careers from workers in our community

Scholarship Opportunities:
Monroe Professional Engineers Society
Students must attend an ABET accredited engineering program.
Deadline:  mail postmark by December 20, 2019

Polish Heritage Society of Rochester. 
Student must be of Polish descent.
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Week of October 21, 2019
"Every morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most." Buddha

College visits for October

Open Houses on college campus:
Clarkson University, Occupational Therapy Program, November 2, 2019

FINE:  Freshman In a New Environment 
School counselors are meeting with freshman this week during English classes.  During this two day unit, students meet their school counselor, play "the GPA Game", and use Naviance to explore careers and start a resume.  Parents, please ask your students about this classroom program.

Save the Date:
Career Night
November 6, 2019
HFL Middle School
6:30-7:45 pm

Week of October 7, 2019
"Anything is possible when you have the right people to support you." Misty Copeland

College Visits the week of October 7-11

Free Financial Aid Workshop
Finger Lakes Community College
October 23 or Nov 13

College Open House
Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse NY
Undergraduate Programs Open House – Saturday, October 26, 2019 and March 28, 2020 
Medical Imaging/Radiography (X-ray), Medical Imaging/Ultrasound, Medical Imaging/BPS CT and MRI (for X-ray Techs), Nursing (entering with an RN), Medical Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Radiation Therapy and Respiratory Therapy

Week of September 30, 2019
"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care."  Marvin J Ashton

Scholarship Opportunity:
21st Annual Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
To recognize Hispanic youth engaged in Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Health Care & Science, Media & Entertainment or Technology & Engineering.  Deadline:  October 15, 2019

College Visits the week of September 30-October 5

Week of September 23, 2019
"Do things for people, not because of who they are or what they can do in return, but because of who you are."  
Harold S Kusher

Seniors & Parents:
Financial Aid questions?  GCC Lima Campus offers help filing the FAFSA, TAP and Excelsior applications.  The help is FREE!  Appointments will be offered on Tuesdays by appointment only.  Call 585-582-1226

Check us out on Instagram and Twitter.  Lots of timely information can be found there as well.

Week of September 16, 2019
"The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." ― Albert Einstein

Save the date:
US Naval Academy Admissions Program
Saturday, Oct 26  9am-12:30pm
Onondaga Community  College
Register  HERE

Week of September 9, 2019
"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. " Nelson Mandela

Save the date:
College 101/Financial Aid Night
Monday, September 16 at 6pm
HS Auditorium
All seniors and parents are invited to learn more about the college financial aid process followed by a brief overview of the college application process and high school procedures.

College 101
October 15, 2019
Finger Lakes Community College
Information & contact:
Registration required.

Juniors & Seniors!

Each fall colleges travel all over trying to connect with as many perspective students as possible.  Here is a list of upcoming college fairs where you can connect with admission representatives; some local and some with a more national platform.  Please encourage your children to attend!

  • Kiwanis College Fair - September 24:  7:00 - 9:00pm - Eastview Mall
  • The Rochester Area College Fair - September 25:  11:00 - 12:00pm  -  High School Cafeteria.
  • Rochester College Nights - September 25:  6:30 - 8:00pm - Marketplace Mall
  • Rochester College Nights - September 26:  6:30 - 8:00pm - Greece Ridge Mall
  • Western New York College Consortium - October 31:  8:30 - 9:15am - High School Cafeteria


Career Corner:  Post grads, looking for training in the career field of Medical Administration Assistant.  Offered through Finger Lakes Community College Professional Development and Continuing Education. Class meets on Mon/Weds from 6-9:30pm, Sept 30 to Nov 20.  For more information call:585-785-1670 

College Visits the week of September 16-20, 2019
Students are encouraged to register to meet with college representatives during senior study hall time.  With classroom teacher permission, students can meet during a class time, but students are responsible for making up all missed work, tests/quizzes, etc.  See registration links in Naviance under the College tab.

Week of September 4, 2019
"When you see someone without a smile give them one of yours.  Dolly Parton
#firstdayofschool #newyear #freshstart #bekind #cougarpride

Welcome Back!  The Counseling Center is currently located in the Board of Education room.  Our services remain the same-we are always 
available to answer questions from students, parents and staff-with a smile and quick response time.  Our new office, in the old Main Office location, should be completed soon and we look forward to a grand opening celebration.  Stay tuned!

Career Corner: Explorer Posts are a great opportunity for young people to learn about careers before committing to a life path.  These groups, organized by professionals doing these jobs, meet for several weeks and give students the opportunity to see the duties and responsibilities of each job.  There is a small fee attached to membership.  Contact: to register. 

Current explorer posts include:
Rochester Regional Health  160 Portland Ave.  Wednesdays in October.  
Music Explorer Post  Bach to Rock, 2160 Penfield Rd.  Once per month/Thursdays October-June
Law Enforcement  Brighton Police Department, 2300 Elmwood Ave Start:9/24/2019
MS  Perinton Ambulance, 1400 Turk Hill Rd, Fairport  Start: 9/15/2019
Culinary Arts  New York Kitchen, 800 S Main St, Canandaiqua  Start: 9/30/2019

The Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: David Leahy, Compliance Officer/Coordinator, at: Email -, Telephone - (585) 624-7181, Address - 20 Church Street, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472. Inquiries concerning the application of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District non-discrimination policies may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, Telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).

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