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Welcome to Quarter 4!
Class of 2021 Stole Ceremony
The stole represents the successful completion of IB diploma requirements including all internal assessments, CAS, TOK, and the EE.
Please RSVP through Evite if you have not already done so.
Seniors, please complete the stole ceremony card (provided on MB) and use the ManageBac calendar dropbox due April 23.
Class of 2021 and 2022 Virtual IB Banquet
Class of 2022: Extended Essay Summer Camp
The goal of this remote learning camp is for students to complete their extended essays with the assistance of knowledgeable IB teachers.
The extended essay is due on the first day of senior year, but when students attend this camp and complete the daily assignments, they will free up their summer for other pursuits.
Students interested in attending should sign up using this Google form on or before May 1: https://forms.gle/s6RUZ9dkHa2Fn8vn8
Class of 2022 and 2023: Leadership Conference Opportunity
Recruitment has begun for this summer’s Youth Leadership Conferences sponsored by the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW). Information can be found at http://moww-regionviii.org/ylc.html, which includes a video of prior Plano East student, Daniel Jungerman, who attended the conference in 2019. Attached is an information brochure.
Purpose: To teach high school students the fundamentals of Leadership, Americanism, Patriotism and the American Free Enterprise and Judicial systems, the fundamentals of citizenship. The conferences provide excellent speakers, workshops, networking with their peers from across the state and are a memorable experience for the high school students. Over 350 students are selected annually to attend these conferences, with awards presented to the Outstanding Student at each conference. The expectation is that the students will return to their high schools with a better understanding of what a leader truly is, how they lead effectively and impart that knowledge to their peers.
Who: Current sophomores and juniors. Although the conference is sponsored by prior military officers and their family members, the student does not need to be in ROTC or have any aspirations for military service.
When and Where: Selection of a course will be made on a first come, first serve basis. A student may choose any option as long as there is still availability.
7-10 June 2021 Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Oklahoma
27 June-1 July 2021 Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
18-22 July 2021 Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
24-28 July 2021 Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
There is no cost for the conference with meals and lodging included. Parents provide transportation to and from the conference.
**All the mandated COVID-19 precautions and protections required by Texas, Oklahoma and the host Universities will be observed.
To apply for the conference, the student should submit a resume to Barbara Butcher, firstname.lastname@example.org. A follow-up interview will be scheduled for either in person or virtual.
Class of 2022 and 2023: IB Exams and fees
Because billing requirements have changed, we will now ask for a first payment by September 15 and payment in full by November 15. Please plan ahead for this change: each IB exam is $119. Typically juniors take 1-2 exams, and seniors take between 4-6.
Virtual College Fair
Please feel free to peruse the different colleges -- and Class of 2024 and 2023: save the date for April 28, 2022, when we can hopefully attend in person!
Class of 2022: CAS
Need ideas? Don't forget to check messages in ManageBac or use our website, tinyurl.com/ibpeshcas