The April session provided students the opportunity to get help from tutors in math and science. They also practiced interpreting main ideas from reading selections.
During the afternoon activity, students worked in groups to plan community-based collection activities to benefit the U.S. mission in Iraq. To better understand the service project, students researched and reported on the Muslim culture.
CATS: The Musical
UB staff and five students will attend the CATS musical Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 2:00p.m. Students who arranged transportation are reminded to meet Margaret outside the UB office at 10:00a.m., and bring money for lunch.
Sat., May 8
PARENTS: Please plan to attend the last hour of the May 8 session. We will have a short orientation for the upcoming summer program. It’s a great chance to ask questions!
The juniors that signed up for the college visit will be going to Portales, New Mexico, to visit Eastern New Mexico University on April 19th. We will meet at the UB office at 8:15 a.m. Be sure to get you permission slip signed, and wear your UB t-shirt. Lunch will be provided on campus.
POLICY REMINDERS/ UPDATES
Saturday Academy drop-off and pick-up area will be the parking lot outside UB office (New Student Relations building, main door).
Remember to send copies of your report cards, or you will not be able to receive your stipend on time. You can fax them in at 894-2594, Attn: Margaret.
If you have an announcement, either about yourself or someone else, please call the UB office to let Margaret know, so that it can be posted in the newsletter.
Celebrating birthdays for the month of May are:
Amber Childers, (Levelland) May 11.
Vanity Miranda, (Brownfield) May 24.
We hope you have a very happy birthday!!!!!
MAY ACADEMY TOPICS
v Tutoring/Preparing for Final Exams
v Accepting Personal Appearance
v Cinco de Mayo Cultural Activity
v 2:30 – 3:30 Summer Program Orientation: Students & Parents
UB STUDENT PROJECT SUPPORTS U.S. MISSION IN IRAQ
SPC Upward Bound students know the importance of education and community support. That’s why they accepted 2nd Lt. Chad Harlow’s plea for help in rebuilding schools and communities where he serves as part of the U.S. peacekeeping mission in Iraq. UB students are planning events in their own communities to collect donations and to raise funds.
Donations of new or gently used school supplies and clothing will be accepted in the Upward Bound office on the SPC Levelland campus, and UB students will organize collection sites at various locations in each community served by Upward Bound. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase additional school supplies. Call 894-9611, ext. 2653 for more details.
We would like to congratulate Jessica Hernandez from Brownfield for being inducted into the National Honor Society. Good Job!!
Congratulations also go out to Josh Lorenz and Megan Blodgett for advancing to the Regional UIL Academic meet, which will be at South Plains College on April 23. Josh will be competing in calculator and news writing. Megan will compete in headline writing. Good Job and Good Luck!!
UB Students and Staff
One challenge many first-generation college students face is how to balance college studies, campus activities, work and family commitments. It can become very difficult for students to participate in as many family activities as they once did. Even students who still live at home while attending college classes face a different set of responsibilities and activities as part of college life.
Families can help their children by understanding that college students have different responsibilities and are busy trying to fit into a new environment. Letting the student know the family understands this will provide support and respect for the student.
As a parent of a new Upward Bound student, you are facing the student’s first summer away from home. For many, it is the first time they will be away from home for such an extended period of time. This summer program will offer our students and their parents an idea of what it will be like when the student really goes away to college.
Congratulations—by letting your child take part in our program, you are already practicing the “support and understanding” your first-generation student needs!
|SPC UPWARD BOUND SAYS THANK YOU TO ..
Ø Glenda Shamburger for conducting the study skills workshop “Finding Main Idea”
Ø Gene Cole for donating 11 tickets to the SPC “Swing” Production
Ø Chris Snead at the Texas Tech Alumni Center for the donation of student recognition items
Ø Brandon Cruth of Cruth Chiropractic for the donation of student recognition items
|Also, a special thanks to the following groups for hosting Upward Bound presentations:
Ø Brownfield Lions Club
South Plains College Upward Bound
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