Congratulations to Armando Portillo of Littlefield for being named to the 2005 Texas All State ATSSB Band, which is the highest honor that a high school student in the state of Texas can achieve.
WELCOME NEW PARTICIPANTS
We would like to congratulate David Ornelas, Tisha Almager, Maria Cirilo and Luis Barragan as new participants. David attends Morton High School where he is a freshman. From Levelland High School , UB welcomes Tisha, a sophomore, and Maria and Luis, both freshmen. Congratulations, and welcome to Upward Bound!
Saturday, March 5 is our big luncheon to celebrate TriO Day. Remember to dress nicely for that Saturday so you will look your best! If you will be unable to attend , have your parent call the UB office as soon as possible so that we reserve the correct number of meals.
Seniors, be sure you are prepared for your presentations about Upward Bound. The presentations will take place from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. in CM 105. Invite your parents and family members to attend. Send presentations by email to Ginger ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) to have them checked in advance.
Students who attend Saturday academies unprepared may be marked tardy or absent for that day which affects your stipends. Make sure you always bring your planners, pens, pencils, and homework.
Report cards are now due to the UB office for all schools except Levelland.
MARCH ACADEMY INFORMATION:
8:10-8:25 a.m. Go to the TECHNOLOGY CENTER (COMPUTER LAB) to get binders and daily schedules
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning sessions
11:30-1:30 p.m. TriO Luncheon
2:00-3:00 p.m. Seniors give presentations
3:30 p.m. Parents or buses pick up students in front of the TECHNOLOGY CENTER (COMPUTER LAB)
FEBRUARY ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS
Seniors created oral presentations supported by Power Point slides that explain the purpose of Upward Bound and how it has impacted them. The students will present to all Upward Bound participants at the March 5 Academy, and the presentations will also be used for future recruiting purposes.
Juniors and seniors participated in a career workshop where they completed sample resumes and job applications in preparation for Summer Internship positions. The internships allow UB students the opportunity to earn extra money while participating in the summer program.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors demonstrated how well they know their 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens/College Students Planners and won prizes for their knowledge . Keep those planners up-to-date!
Sophomores and juniors completed on-line activities to improve their learning and study skills strategies.
Freshmen, sophomores and juniors prepared for the upcoming TAKS by completing practice questions with the help of tutors.
Freshmen explored how their attitudes and character qualities help them achieve success.
Parents of UB Seniors are invited to attend March 5 from 2:00 p.m. until
3:00 p.m. to watch their children's presentations. Family members are also welcome!
Plan now to attend the Summer Orientation on April 12, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Sundown Room, South Plains College Levelland Campus. Look for more information in the March newsletter.
SPC UPWARD BOUND SAYS THANK YOU TO . . .
Billy Alonzo , Assistant Professor of Radio, Television and Film and Advisor for Texan Radio at South Plains College, for sharing inspirational words about his experiences as a first-generation college student.
Susan Rushing , Placement Counselor at South Plains College , for providing materials for the Career workshops.