GSA Weekly Update

Week of September 23rd

Coordinator Update

I am hopeful that everyone was safe during the recent inclement weather that we experienced in our area. Due to the weather many events that were scheduled for Thursday afternoon were cancelled. Those events will be rescheduled. Please monitor your email and Schoology to look for when the events will be rescheduled.

Coordinator Weekly Schedule

Monday: MS Visit

Tuesday: MS Visit

Wednesday: Admin. Bldg.

Thursday: Travis HS

Friday: No School

Upcoming Events

9/23: Progress Report Period 2 Ends

9/27: No School- County Fair Day

10/9: Community Pep Rally 6pm

10/11: Student Holiday - No School

10/11: Homecoming Tailgate/Football game

10/12: Homecoming Dance

10/14: Holiday - No School

Schoology Class Codes

Graduation Class - Schoology Code


Class of 2020 - XGQBW-BNGS5

Class of 2021- 33HVG-MB87F

Class of 2022 - BJVDZ-33Q9T

Class of 2023 - 8JDHC-R5M8M

Remind Codes

Due to changes with Remind, this year each graduating class will have its own Remind Code. Be sure to sign up so you don't miss out on important updates, volunteer opportunities, etc.



Text the correct code to the number 81010

@gsaco2020 – C/O 2020

@gsaco2021 – C/O 2021

@gsaco2022 – C/O 2022

@gsaco2023 – C/O 2023

Academy Requirement Deadlines

Submission Deadlines

Outside Enrichment Activities

First Semester – December 9, 2019

Second Semester – May 11, 2020

Volunteer Hours

First Semester – December 2, 2019

Second Semester

for Class of 2020 – March 30, 2020

for Classes 2021, 2022, & 2023 – May 4, 2020

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GSA Booster Club Spirit Night

Support the GSA Booster Club Tuesday, September 24th at Raising Cane's from 3-9pm.


Be sure to mention that you are there to support the GSA Booster Club!!!

Impact India

(Ages 14-18) 10-Day Program

Service and adventure co-exist at the Puranik Foundation. Impact India is a cultural Immersion program for high school students to experience India’s rich heritage and learn to become leaders through teaching and volunteering. We start each morning with yoga and meditation and learn to live sustainably at our off- grid location.

Spring break- March 13th-22nd Summer Batch 1- June 12th -21st Summer Batch 2- July 5th-15th


Click Here to learn more!

#ThinkBeforeYouPost PSA Competition

The FBI’s It’s Not A Joke #ThinkBeforeYouPost campaign aims at ending hoax threats by educating our community youth regarding the consequences of making hoax threats against schools.

We are inviting high school students, from around the greater Houston area, to create a video PSA encouraging students to refrain from making hoax threats.



See flier for more information and visit www.schoolpsa.com

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YWE 2020 Fall Academic Scholarship Application is now OPEN!

Deadline for Scholarship Applications October 20, 2019

Eligible applicants are female, graduating high school seniors from the Greater Houston area with exemplary academic records and demonstrated leadership potential. Eligible applicants must plan to attend an Accredited Four Year University or Accredited Two Year Community College in the Fall after the award is made. Proof of registration must be presented to WEN’s scholarship panel prior to disbursement of awards.


Click here to apply!

Think Tank 2020

The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston is sponsoring a Business Plan Competition for high school students.


For more information, visit

bauer.uh.edu/businessplan

CIEE Study Abroad




Where Would Your Student Go With a Free Flight?

With 50+ programs in 40+ worldwide destinations, a free flight could help make summer 2020 one your student will never forget! Whether they want to practice Spanish with locals in Madrid, learn business from entrepreneurs in Berlin, or mentor developing youth in India with a local NGO- we have programs for every interest . But they must hurry! If they apply by November 1 , they will:

  1. Automatically be entered in our Free Flight Sweepstakes
  2. Call dibs on their top choice program, before they’re gone


Learn More

Enrichment Opportunities

The activities below are all pre-approved Enrichment Activities. If you attend any of the events, upload the information is Schoology using the new Enrichment Activity Form found in Schoology.
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September 24

Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around the World Really Think About Religion

Featured Speaker

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Ph.D.

Author and Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, Rice University

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019

6:30 pm — Presentation

8:00 pm — Reception

James A. Baker III Hall

Rice University

Houston, Texas

Admission is free, but registration is required https://riceconnect.rice.edu/Baker/Science-Secularity-2019?erid=4498441&trid=73360a3c-5147-4205-8fda-c80acd4ab951

September 28

Nigerian Cultural Parade & Festival


9am to 4pm

1400 Clay Street

Free Entry with RSVP



For More information and to Register Click Here!

October 1st and 10th

Tuesday October 1st, 2019
and
Thursday October 10th, 2019

Both fairs will be at the NEW

James Reese Career & Technical Center

12300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Fairs are from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

October 5 and 6

Korean Festival


10am to 7pm

1500 McKinney Street

Free


For More Information Click Here!

October 11

Academies Talk Series


Come out and learn about the journey of software engineer Hassaan Markhiani .


About this Event


This event can be used as an enrichment activity. Seats are limited, please make sure to get your ticket. This is a student’s event. Priority will be given to students who have registered and secure a ticket for the event. If seats are still available we can offer it to parents who wishes to stay for the event. Please be on time. Give yourself 10-15 minutes before the event start time to check-in.


Register Here

November 9

Young Women Energized


FREE STEM EVENT
SATURDAY, November 9, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN


Click Here for more information.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Quail Valley Middle School Math Club Volunteers needed.


High School students are needed to assist the math clubs during afternoon tutorials for competition. Students with strong math skills are encouraged to assist with the club.


Click here to sign up.

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2019 Holy Cross Church Pumpkin Patch


Sat Oct 5, 2019 – Sat Nov 2, 2019


More Information and Sign up can be found here.

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Second mile food fair


Every Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Volunteers help sort and repackage up to 20,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables and distribute up to 200+ families in need that come to second Mile on that day you can sign up for two shifts of two hours or more at www.secondmile.org/volunteer. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Rosa Parks Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their FALL FESTIVAL on October 18th. Artists are needed for face painting.


For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE.

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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Any non-profit 501 (c) 3 designated company is eligible for students volunteer. Remember a maximum of 8 hours per day may be earned. Be certain to have your volunteer forms signed and then upload to the Volunteer Submission Form. The locations below are samples of where you may volunteer. This list is just a sample and does not have every location where you can volunteer.



1. Child Advocates

a. http://www.childadvocates.org/volunteer

2. Second Mile Mission Center

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a7f49-techies.

3. Boys and Girls Club of Houston

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.bgclubs-houston.org/Volunteers.

4. Friends of Down Syndrome

a. http://www.friendsofdownsyndrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/volunteer-application-2017.pdf.

5. Houston Food Bank

a. Here is the link; http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer/volunteer.

6. Houston Methodist Hospital System

a. at 281.274.7127; hmslvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org.

b. Volunteer Services at Main Methodist: Contact: 713.441.3351.

Parent Booster Club Info

Parents we want you involved at school! Be sure to complete the FBISD Criminal History Application so that you can volunteer at events and on field trips. Parent support is essential to student success and we LOVE having you at school and involved! If you have not renewed your membership with our Booster Club, you can do so online. Our Booster Club is a key component of our success. It is essential that each of our families join every year!


Click Here to join the GSA Booster Club and view their website!