Weekly Campus Update
Mission: To create a community of learners empowered to collaborate and compete in a rapidly changing world.
Texas Art Educator of the Year - Amy Semifero!!
Veteran's Day Event
PSAT Wednesday, October 19
Sophomores and juniors will be taking the PSAT on October 19.
Sophomore fees are covered by the district, Juniors pay $15.00 to participate.
Payment must be made before the 19th either through paypams or to Mrs. Hunter in the counseling office.
We strongly encourage all juniors to participate.
CogAT, Wednesday, October 19
All freshman will be taking the CogAT on the 19th.
Testing will begin first thing in the morning.
Upcoming College Visits
Thursday, October 13 University of Iowa
Monday, October 17 Lunch time college fair with over 20 colleges in attendance
Monday, November 7 University of Texas
Monday, November 14 Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Friday, November 18 University of Alabama
Area College Information Sessions
Dallas Performing & Visual Arts Fair 11/3, 7-0pm Irving Convention Center
Bard & Oberlin College and Conservatory 10/18, 5:30-6:30 Martin Luther King Branch of Dallas Public Library
Registration requested: RSVP https://connect.bard.edu/register/Dallas
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Texas Day College Tour: www.uapbdfwalumni.com
DePaul University @ Hotel Las Colinas-Thu 10/13 @ 7pm
University of Houston @ Uplift, Dallas-Tue 10/18@6:00pm
The BEST of U consortium, which is a group of UK universities including the universities of Bristol, Durham, Newcastle, Southampton, Warwick and York, is hosting events in Texas to introduce studying in the UK and will be in Dallas on October 18th
University of Houston Spotlight Tuesday, Oct. 18 Uplift Williams Preparatory 1750 Viceroy Dr. Dallas, TX 75235
Finding and Applying for Scholarships
6:30 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Target Audience: Parents and Students Grades 9-12
Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
Looking for scholarships can be overwhelming and confusing, and some national scholarships are very competitive. However, scholarships are out there and many of them are more accessible than you may think. Join us for an informative look at how you can find scholarships, regardless of income or major, and learn how to improve your chances of receiving a scholarship. Please note: Seating is limited. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required. Please go to www.collin.edu/destinationcollege to register. For questions, please call 972.377.1750. If you do not receive a confirmation email upon registering, please call to ensure your reservation was received. Hurry ~ Spaces fill quickly!
Interested in Aviation?
LeTourneau University invites you to attend our Fall 2016 Aviation Preview that is to be hosted at our facility at the McKinney National Airport on October 22nd. The event will give you the chance to learn about LeTourneau's aviation program for both High School students and students that are planning a traditional four year route on-campus. In addition to learning about LeTourneau University and our aviation program, you will have the chance to meet some of our alumni that are currently working in the industry, meet some of our corporate partners like Envoy Airlines, and you will have the chance to fly in one of our airplanes.
The event is free of charge, and you can click here to register online. When registering, please note that there is a morning and afternoon session that is divided out by our partnering schools. If you do not attend a partnering school district or are home schooled, then please select the "other" option. If you have a schedule conflict with the time that your school is scheduled, please let me know, and we will be happy to work around your schedule the best that we can. The slots for these events typically fill very quickly, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot.
We hope to see you there for this chance to learn more about LETU and what we have to offer. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me using any of the information at the bottom of this e-mail. Please also feel free to share this with anyone that you think might be interested in attending. Thank you so much for helping spread the word, and for your support of LeTourneau Aviation!
Texas Junior Academy of Science at Texas A&M
2nd Years News
“Guilty as charged!” The only thing 2nd year Learners are guilty of is completing their wonderful short stories last week for the end of their sub-project, Really Really Critical Contributions. With this project done, 2nd Years have moved on to their next, similarly named project, Really Really Criminal Conundrums (also known as Really Really Cold Case as it was called last year). In this project, 2nd Years will be investigating a crime scene using new skills and information learned along the way. During this first week of RCCC, learners have been diving into new concepts in their subjects, many of which dealing with and/or involved in criminal investigation. To cap off this week, 2nd Years gathered during Titan Time for a presentation by a real-life investigator from the Plano Police Department, Detective Pfahning in which he discussed techniques used by investigators and the factors contributing to discovering the answer to the question of every investigation--Who dun it?