Global Studies Academy

October Newsletter

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A Month in Review

The start of school has certainly been busy. We had our first enrichment at school with many more offered off campus. Riffa T. and Micheal F. put on a great Global Solutions Workshop. Ria is currently working on our next cultural event. Stay tuned for a date, time, and theme.


The GIS Coordinators and Committee Chairs have create their committees and have started planning for an awesome Global Issues Summit in April.

Looking Forward

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  • We are currently in the process of creating and scheduling field trips for the year for all classes. Juniors will travel to the Asia Society on October 25th for an amazing field trip.
  • Council Members will be conducting the Academy Open House on October 22nd at Travis High School. Look for a volunteer signup shortly.
  • Academy T-Shirts order forms will be given out this week for purchase. This shirt is required for all field trips and volunteering events. See the picture below.
  • Academy Spirit Shirt order forms will be given out this week for purchase as well. This shirt is not required, but would be a great way to show our spirit on Fridays. See the picture below.

Academy T-Shirts

Form and payment due no later than October 15th, 2018

Mrs. Chadwick will be in the cafeteria (at the Counselors Corner) during all lunches on October 8th, 10th, and 15th. You can also drop off payment with Mrs. Chadwick before first period outside the counselor suite October 9th-15th.

Peer Tutoring Opportunity

Are you interested in getting some tutoring during lunch twice a month??? Are you interested in getting some volunteer hours peer tutoring during lunch twice a month???? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please fill out this form so that I can get something set up.

Mrs. Chadwick's Monthly Schedule

Student Spotlight

Rajit's Summer Adventures in Spain

Rajit and his family visited Spain this summer. Check out his travel blog here.
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Isabella M.'s Philanthropic Summer

Isabella had a very busy summer participating in the Asia Societies Young Leadership Institute dealing with an Indian program dealing with philanthropic initiatives and social investments in India. She finished off the summer volunteering with Project C.U.R.E helping pack containers sending life saving medical supplies to Armenia.
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Senior Ruchika P. Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Ruchika was recognized with a Letter of Commendation for her SAT scores. :)

Upcoming Events

Make sure to check the Academy District Calendar for more volunteer and enrichment opportunities that may not be listed here.

Enrichment Opportunity: 40th Houston Italian Festival

Thursday, Oct. 11th, 3pm to Sunday, Oct. 14th, 6pm

3800 Montrose Boulevard

Houston, TX

Enjoy a day of learning about Italian culture. Click on the following link for information and ticket prices.


A selfie and 250 word reflection needs to be uploaded to schoology for credit.

Enrichment Opportunity: Korean Festival

Saturday, Oct. 13th, 7am-7pm

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Are you interested in learning about Korean culture? Then come out to the Korean Festival, a free event at Discovery Green. Click here for more informaiton.

A selfie and 250 word reflection needs to be uploaded to Schoology.

GSA Annual Lock-In

Friday, Oct. 19th, 9pm-5am

11111 Harlem Road

Richmond, TX

Come out and enjoy some fun with your fellow academy students. Jump on an inflatable, watch a great movie from the 80's, play a vintage video game, eat some good food, and just hang out. Go to the GSA Booster Club website to purchase tickets.


All forms, including guest forms, must be turned in to Mrs. Chadwick by October 18th. No forms or payment will be taken at the door.

Enrichment Opportunity: Diwali - Dussehra Festival 2018

Saturday, Oct. 20th, 4-10pm

1 Stadium Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Come and learn about Indian culture through music, dance, food, and activities.

The event costs $6

You can register and pay here


A selfie and 250 word reflection are needed for Credit in Schoology

Spirit Night Mod Pizza

Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 9pm

10173 Grand Parkway

Richmond, TX

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Enrichment Opportunity: 2018 Houston AFRIFEST (Festival of African Arts, Culture & Entertainment)

Saturday, Oct. 27th, 12-8pm

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

Come and learn about the rich African culture through art, music, food, fashion, and much more. Children, students, and seniors are free. Adults are $5.

You can register here and get more information


A Selfie and 250 word reflection must be uploaded to Schoology for credit.

Scholarships

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Academy Fundraising

Academy Booster Club! See below for more details:

Kroger: Link your Kroger Plus Card to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. Every time you shop at Kroger we will earn rewards. Visit their website to get started. You will need our NPO: 94085.

Randalls: Link your Randall Remarkable Card to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. Every time you shop at Randall's we will earn rewards. Visit their website to get started. You will need our charity Number: 13483.

Amazon:
Do you shop on Amazon? Then link your account to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club of Sugar Land, TX. Visit Amazon Smile and select our organization. Amazon will then give back 0.5% of all purchases to the Booster Club!

Corporate Matching: Many employers match gifts or give monetary donations to non-profits with which you volunteer. Click the link to see a partial list in Texas. Check with your employer for more information on how to give to the Global Studies Academy Booster Club. (Contact GSABC Treasurer Teresa Lui teresahlui@gmail.com to receive the info necessary to give to the booster club.