MEDICAL SCIENCE ACADEMY
Week of October 18, 2021
Perry Outreach Program
We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at UT Health McGovern Medical School in Houston, TX. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.
We are now seeking applicants for our Houston, TX program. Participants should be students who gender-identify as female or nonbinary in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering. Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the November 4, 2021 application deadline.
Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org
The application may be accessed directly using the following link: https://perryinitiative.org/pop-application/
More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here.
In addition to this in-person event in your area, we will also be offering Perry Virtual Experience sessions this Fall. Perry Outreach Program alumnae are welcome to register for a PVE session. If you are new to the Perry Initiative, participating in the POP will not disqualify you from a PVE at a later date. Dates and details for each session can be found at https://perryinitiative.org/calendar/
Opportunity for MedSci Seniors
Texas Internship Challenge
Texas Internship Challenge: https://www.txinternshipchallenge.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
The Texas Internship Challenge encourages students to participate in the thousands of internships around the state to gain the marketable skills employers are looking for. Internships help you explore career opportunities, network with employers, and earn a salary or school credit. Start your search by entering your keyword in the search bar above. Click here to register and enter your résumé.
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Hightower College Career Military Readiness
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Hightower Academy Booster Club
Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Students of 2021-2022 HTHS DMA & MedSci Academy!
The Hightower Academy Booster Club wants to welcome you to the exciting year 2021-2022. We would like to provide you with a brief introduction to the Academy Booster Club.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE HTHS Academy MedSci Booster Club?
Hightower High School – The Academy Booster Club is a 501c non-profit organization formed to help our students reach their potential, and is composed solely of volunteers. We offer a variety of ways for volunteers to lend a hand and encourage everyone to participate, whether in concessions sales, fundraising, and event planning. Through the donations of both time and finances, we are able to provide grants to teachers for unfunded projects. The club has also been instrumental in helping students gain real-life experience through internship placements. It includes parents, teachers, and students committed to academic growth who contribute financially and/or by volunteering.
WHO CAN JOIN THE HTHS Academy MedSci Booster Club?
The Booster Club is made up of parents, players, siblings, grandparents, teachers, and others throughout the community. All are welcome, no experience is necessary! Once you sign-up, please complete the FBISD volunteer background check form, which can be filled and submitted online. (https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/133013)
HOW IS THE HTHS Academy MedSci Booster Club FUNDED?
The Booster Club is funded through membership dues, donations from individuals and businesses, and fundraising activities.
IF I JOIN, WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
Once you pay your membership fee, you can decide how much time and what level of involvement you can provide. Our First Booster Club meeting will be held monthly once (Date and time will be communicated later). We welcome your ideas and your vote in decision-making. The HTHS Academy MedSci Booster Club Board is excited to be working on your behalf to make this year’s HTHS MedSci Booster club GREAT! Working together, we can create a fun and memorable experience for our students.
· The HTHS Medical Science Academy booster club is responsible for supporting student groups, activities, and programs.
· HTHS Medical Science Academy prides itself in academic excellence within the student body by promoting academic success at HTHS Medical Science students .
· HTHS Medical Science Academy will fundraise for out-of-state competitions
· Provide educational programs/opportunities that go beyond the responsibility of the school system.
· Provide funding assistance to students and faculty who participate in extracurricular academic functions and competitions on behalf of HTHS Medical Academy High School.
· Reward students' academic excellence
· Cooperate with organizations that promote and nurture academic excellence
· The HTHS Academic Booster Club offers teachers assistance toward enhancing the education of HTHS academy students.
· HTHS Medical Academy teachers may apply for an Academic Booster Club Mini-Grant for key projects. equipment and professional development that are not funded by the school system.
· We prefer to fund items that can be used from year to year and will benefit many students.
HOW DO I JOIN THE HTHS Academy MedSci Booster Club?
To receive all future communications, please fill the following google form: https://forms.gle/TVeHxS8bUBBejaav6
HTHS MedSci Booster Club
CPR, AED and First Aid Online Course
CLICK HERE FOR COURSE INFORMATION.
Once you successfully completed the course, make sure to take a screen shot of your certificate and insert it to the enrichment form and upload to Schoology.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ENRICHMENT FORM
Houston Audubon Volunteer Opportunities.
Founded by volunteers in 1969, the mission of Houston Audubon is to advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting environments.
From supporting our staff at our headquarters, to maintaining trails on our Bird Sanctuaries, to increasing appreciation and understanding of birds throughout Houston, and more, volunteers are the lifeblood of Houston Audubon!
Read below to learn more about our current volunteers needs and how you can get involved in helping protect bird habitat in your community. Click the link below for more information
SMITHSONIAN DIGITAL VOLUNTEERS:
Whether you love to work one-on-one with people in need or to work diligently behind the scenes, we have a place for you. People like you give their time and talents to help us serve our neighbors through the most devastating moments of their life. We could not do this work without generous volunteers. Volunteers ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Before your volunteer session and for a quicker check-in, complete this online volunteer application: https://secondmile.keepntrack.com/apply/index.html?db=secondmile.
- Please be sure to sign in at the volunteer kiosk and sign out after volunteering. We will not be able to process your volunteer records without these steps.
Mask Mandate Update (August 2021)
In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines and with the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, masks are required for all individuals who enter Second Mile.
Thank you for your help in supporting this ministry while prioritizing the health of our community.
Please join us in saving lives by preparing medical supplies for shipment to hospitals and clinics in need around the world. Activities may include organizing warehouse inventory, sorting medical supplies, supporting administrative efforts, pulling for and loading containers, or other projects to be accomplished for the day. This will be a fun, engaging, and hands-on experience.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment, and services around the world. Project C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment needed to deliver healthcare in communities. Since its inception, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to people in need in more than 130 countries.
- Go to this link: https://projectcure.volunteerhub.com/lp/houston/
- Scroll to the calendar and select a date which you are available (Make sure to go fast, spots are filling up!)
- Select “Sign Up” and “Create new account”
- Once you have created your account, you will be emailed a confirmation
- Students below 18 must print/ fill out a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian and bring it to the event *The waiver will be in your email confirmation
- New volunteers must arrive 10-15 minutes early to their volunteer slot for an orientation
Thank you for volunteering to serve with Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E.’s Houston facility is located at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055. We are located in Spring Branch near the intersection of Bingle and Kempwood.
Before arriving, please review the safety guidelines in this video.
Also, please keep the following in mind:
- Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes in the warehouse.
- Please dress comfortably and wear weather appropriate clothing - the warehouse can be warm in the summer and cool in the winter.
- Some of our tasks can be physically demanding but are always optional
- Minimum age to volunteer is 15 (under 18 requires parent/legal guardian signed consent in advance).
We look forward to working with you soon! Thanks for your interest in helping in our mission of "delivering Health & Hope to the world!"
The safety of our volunteers and staff is our top priority. We are taking all possible precautions. During your volunteer time, we will be following CDC recommendations and all volunteers and staff are required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask and gloves. If you have your own mask, please bring it to your volunteer session. Disposable masks will be provided if needed. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout your volunteer session. Please do not come volunteer if you are feeling ill or have been in contact with someone feeling ill. Your support in maintaining a safe facility is tremendously appreciated!
Please keep in mind the following:
- Attire: Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes. We recommend comfortable, weather-appropriate attire that you don't mind getting dusty. The warehouse is colder in winters and warmer in summers.
- Timing: Please arrive on time. You will be led by a Volunteer Leader and they will need adequate time to explain to you what will need to be done.
- Food/drink: You are welcome to bring water and small snacks with you if you wish.
- Age: The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old; volunteers younger than 18 years old will need parent/legal guardian consent signature.
- Cancellation concern: If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so we do not schedule staff unnecessarily.
We look forward to working with you soon! Thank you for helping us in delivering health and hope to the world.
On-Going Volunteer Opportunities
The Aggie Homework Helpline
The Aggie Homework Helpline (AHH) is an initiative to help provide quality, free online tutoring to PK-12 learners and families. The mission of the AHH is to connect Texas families and school district partners with Aggie tutors and education interns who are committed to improving learning outcomes for PK-12 students.
Tutoring appointments through the AHH can be scheduled between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. — 5 p.m. CST Friday.
Questions About Transportation
I know some of you have been asking about transportation for academies students who have chosen to return to face to face instructions. It's my hope after the district has a better picture of the number of students request face-to-face instruction, FBISD transportation will be better able to coordinate bus routes for pick-up and drop-off. If you have specific questions about your child transportation you can contact FBISD Transportation at (281) 634-4077 or email them at
For further concerns or questions you can always go on FBISD Let's Talk and voice your concerns or questions. This is the best way for FBISD leadership to hear your concerns and questions.