ENGINEERING ACADEMY Weekly Updates
Week of October 12, 2020
Moving Forward...End of First Grading Period
The first grading period ends this past Friday. Just like that, we are a quarter way through the 2020-21 school year. I know this has been an interesting and difficult journey so far. I want to send my gratitude for all your understanding and patience this past week as we transition into the dual learning model. The school counselors have been working to balance class sizes. Our district transportation personnel continue to work to ensure transportation is available to as many students as possible. I continue to ask for your understanding and patience this coming week as we enter a new grading period.
Students, please check your schedule to make sure you do not have any missing period. If you find that you have a missing period please contact your counselor. CLICK HERE for Counselor Information
Parents, if you have transportation issue please contact FBISD Transportation at (281) 634-4077 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Academy Booster Club Needs You
The Engineering Booster Club is still looking for fill some board member positions. If you are interested please contact the EA Booster Club at email@example.com.
If you are not able to volunteer for the board, please consider becoming a member of the EA Booster Club. CLICK HERE MORE INFORMATION.
Parent’s support vital to the academy successes.
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.
Engineering Academy Monthly Student Body Meeting
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 891 2080 3232
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE
Stanford Engineering Everywhere (SEE) expands the Stanford experience to students and educators online and at no charge. A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. The SEE course portfolio includes one of Stanford's most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science, taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates, as well as more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.
· View complete lecture videos via streaming or downloaded media—anytime, anywhere—on your PC, Mac or mobile device.
· Access full course materials including syllabi, handouts, homework, and exams.
ACE Students, the Design and Construction Industry
The ACE Mentor Program Houston is open to any high school student who has the curiosity
and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and
engineering to architecture and landscaping.
CLICK THE ACE FLYER_2020 PDF FILE BELOW TO LEARN MORE.
Private Frontier Student Contest
Our new contests have launched! Inspired by SpaceX, this year's contest topic has students examining the relationship between entrepreneurship & innovation — $20,000 in cash prizes.
GenHERation® GSK STEM Session
GSK is a science-led, global healthcare company that produces innovative medicines, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. GenHERation® will be hosting a virtual panel to provide high school and college women with the opportunity to learn about professional opportunities within the healthcare industry from STEM and tech leaders at GSK on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 4-4:45 PM EST/1-1:145 PM PST. As a company comprised of more than 100,000 individuals, GSK consists of a wide-range of talented experts, including scientists, marketers, engineers, chemists, sales people, lawyers, and physicians. Participants can upload their resume to share with the GSK recruiting team if they are interested in future career opportunities with the company. A link will be sent out to participants to join the session the morning of the event.
Learn more and register here!
Online Enrichment Through Alison
You can select the topic you want to learn about. Email me the course link and name for approval before you take it. These are free courses, DO NOT PAY for anything. Take a picture of the screen when you complete the course as your evidence. Insert the picture into the enrichment form https://alison.com/courses/science
Online Enrichment Through EdX
You can select the topic you want to learn about. Email me the course link and name for approval before you take it. These are free courses, DO NOT PAY for anything. Take a picture of the screen when you complete the course as your evidence. Insert the picture into the enrichment form https://www.edx.org/
Tutor Children Virtually With TeensGive
Our virtual volunteering options are a dream come true for our volunteers and their parents alike by removing the transportation component and opening up communities well beyond our local area and allowing direct interaction with people that need our help.
Sessions are delivered via laptops and even phones and are all recorded to ensure quality and safety.
Color A Smile Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
Organization: Color a smile, a Non-profit organization, 501 (C) (3). Founded in 1986.
Students take printouts from the website, color them and mail it to Color A Smile foundation. Before mailing, Mr. Lam needs to approve the hours based on the coloring sheets worked by the students and track it for MSA. The below link explains steps required for tracking volunteer credits.
Instructions for the volunteer work and credits
Archive Historical Documents
Fans of history may be interested in becoming citizen archivists for a non-profit organization such as the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Would you enjoy transcribing speeches made by Franklin Roosevelt, case histories made by the Tennessee Valley Authority during the Great Depression, or cataloguing Purple Hearts awarded between 1942-1963? All of these tasks are awaiting the help of virtual volunteers right now. The Smithsonian also engages citizen scholars in tasks such as transcribing diaries of prominent Americans or joining the Wikipedia Volunteer Program’s efforts to strengthen the website’s offerings on Smithsonian-relevant content.
A Word From the Counselor
Y.E.S. Program Updates
All documents for Y.E.S. (i.e. Application, Guidelines, and Service Documentation Forms) can be found on the campus website under the Clubs/Organizations tab.
If you have concerns regarding the service opportunities available and if they are acceptable, please email Mrs. Braiyon Sands at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of now, the requirement for service hours for seniors/Academy Students to received credit and Y.E.S. Medals for graduation is 85 hours instead of 100 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Until further notice, please hold on to any service documentation until we have a better idea of how/when we will begin our transition to on campus learning. It is not necessary to email me any of that information at this time
GenHERation® and Women in Toys $2,500 Scholarship
GenHERation® and Women in Toys, Licensing, and Entertainment (WIT) have partnered together to award a talented young woman a $2,500 scholarship in 2021. The WIT Scholarship is intended to honor the achievements of women who are studying in the fields of Industrial Design, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Business, Education/social studies related to the benefits of play, IP Law, and Animation. The scholarship is designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented students across WIT industries. Candidates have the opportunity to apply for the annual scholarship on the basis of merit, innovation, and leadership. The scholarship is available to be used by the recipients to further enhance their academic goals during the current or following academic year. Recipients will be announced in December 2020 and will be invited to attend the WIT Wonder Women Awards Gala in New York in February 2021.
Learn more and apply here by 11:59 PM EST on November 27, 2020.
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.
Get Connected with the Academy
Engineering Academy Instagram
Engineering Academy Twitter
Engineering Academy Student Website