Travis Science Academy GEAR UP

What is GEAR UP & what can GEAR UP do for my child?

What Exactly is GEAR UP?

GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a federal initiative to:

Objective 1: Increase the academic performance and preparation for post-secondary

education of GEAR UP students.

Objective 2: Increase rate of high school graduation, awareness, and participation in

post-secondary education for GEAR UP students through a college


Objective 3: Increase GEAR UP students’ education expectations and students’ and

their families’ knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation

and financing.

Temple ISD is in a partnership GEAR UP grant with the Education Service Center, Region 12. Temple ISD Students in 7th and 8th grade for the 2018-19 school year make up the cohort of students for this grant. The grant will provide services to these students through 2024. GEAR UP services are all FREE to students and families. The services are linked at the bottom of this newsletter.

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Travis 8th Grade Mentors Veterans Hospital field trip

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 8:45am

Veterans Hospital

8th grade student mentors will be delivering Christmas cards and singing Carols to the residents and patients at The Veteran's Hospital.

Youth Congress & Meredith Dunbar Service Event

Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2019 at 7:45am-1pm

1717 East Avenue J

Temple, TX

GEAR UP Youth Congress members have created interactive and educational Maker Booths for pre-k students. They will work these booths while pre-k students circulate through.

7th Grade Career Day Event

Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 9am-2:30pm

Education Service Center, Waco, Texas

75 -7th graders will participate in a career fair at Region 12 in Waco hosted by GEAR UP & Paradigm Shift. Buses will take the students to and from Travis Science Academy. Space is limited to 7th graders only. See Mrs. Tydlacka for a permission form.

TAME - Trailblazer STEM Trailer

Monday, Jan. 28th 2019 at 7:45am to Wednesday, Jan. 30th 2019 at 3:45pm

Travis Science Academy

All 7th/8th grade science classes will spend a class period inside the traveling STEM trailer for an interactive Science experience. We need at least 5 volunteers help inside the STEM trailer. If you would like to volunteer for part or all of one of these days, (Monday - January 28, Tuesday - January 29, or Wednesday - January 30th) please email me.

MAKER FAIR & Book Fair

Tuesday, Jan. 29th 2019 at 5:30-6:30pm

Travis Library

GEAR UP and Travis are hosting a Maker Night/Book Fair. This event is free for students and their families. Come out and experience the UT TAME Trailblazer trailer, play with robots, Read and shop for books, make cool stuff in the Maker Space, and attend a free financial advising session. Snacks/Drinks will be available.
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