Congratulations to Courtney Bullard, Brownfield High School’s 2005-2006 Technology Student Association (TSA) President.
Congratulations also go out to Danielle Gonzales, Brownfield High School 2005-2006 TSA Leadership Team.
SENIORS: CAMPUS VISIT
Seniors are invited to attend an overnight campus visit to Midwestern University in Wichita Falls on October 28-29. Upward Bound will cover travel and meal expenses. Seniors must have all necessary documentation turned in to Upward Bound and be in good academic standing to attend. For more information, contact Margaret at 894-9611, ext. 2653.
TUTORING SERVICES UNDERWAY
Tutoring assignments were mailed October 10, 2005 to all students except those from Levelland. Levelland students can expect their tutoring letters immediately following the end of the nine-week reporting period. Should parents or students have any questions or be unable to attend the scheduled sessions, please contact Jorge Zamora at 894-9611, ext. 2964.
“WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK” CAMPAIGN
Students are reminded to bring their backpack items to the November Academy. All backpacks collected will be donated to TRIO students from areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Contact Ginger Roquebert at 894-9611, ext. 2651 for more information .
Report Cards: Students are required to turn in their end of year report cards only. Please note that this is a change to previous policy.
Saturday Dismissal: Students will be supervised during Saturday Academy dismissal. Those who do not use the bus service will only be allowed to leave with the authorized persons indicated on the Dismissal Authorization Form that was distributed to students at the October Academy. Please call the UB office with any questions.
SATURDAY BUS SERVICE
Morning buses depart Brownfield, Littlefield and Morton High Schools at 7:30 a.m., and Whitharral and Whiteface High Schools at approximately 7:45 a.m . for Saturday Academy bus service. Seats are reserved for participants first, then as space allows candidates may also ride. We request that participants notify the UB office when they will not be riding the bus so we have a better estimate of space available. Candidates need to call the UB office a week before every Saturday Academy to request seating.
OCTOBER ACADEMY HIGHLIGHTS
Upward Bound welcomed eighteen candidates to the October Academy. We are glad they attended, and we hope they return. It’s not too late for other interested students to begin the application process. Call the UB office for more information.
UB Seniors began filling out their college admissions and scholarship applications. During the test prep session, Seniors practiced for the ACT by reviewing writing samples and completing a timed writing. They also received fee waivers to register for the SAT. Seniors who take the SAT on Dec. 3 will be excused from the December Academy (also set for Dec.3).
All other UB students continued practicing for the TAKS test utilizing the Incredible Tutor software that allows them to practice topics that are individualized to their needs. Students also explored career and college interest activities with Discover software.
Juniors received ACT registration packets that are to be completed as homework and returned at the November Academy. The test date they are registering for is Feb. 11, 2006. The Juniors were also encouraged to take the PSAT at their schools in October.
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens sessions were conducted for first and second year students. The first year students (currently the ninth and tenth grade students) learned the foundational principles. The second year students (currently the eleventh grade students) learned what constitutes deposits and withdrawals in relationship bank accounts.
DID YOU KNOW?
As explained in the last newsletter, Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The services SPC UB provides are designed to meet program objectives. Meeting objectives makes our students more successful and maintains funding.
SPC UB has one objective dedicated to participants improving their grade point averages every year. That’s why we provide academic tutoring throughout the year and academic classes during the summer program.
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SPC UPWARD BOUND SAYS THANK YOU TO . . .
who attended the parent meeting October 10. Parental involvement and support are two keys to student success in college.