Career and Education Day

Lake Olympia Middle School

Dear Parents,

Last week, I was watching a local news show. The topic was preparing middle school and high school students for college and a career. The rate for African-American and Hispanic students graduating from college is low. It is important to start talking about college in middle school. When it is time for your child to enter high school, he or she will have to select an endorsement. There are five endorsements to select from: STEM, Business and Industry, Public Service, Arts and Humanities, and Multidisciplinary Studies. Students should select courses leading towards an endorsement based on areas or interest, student strengths, or possible career paths.


As your child's middle school principal, it is my goal to make sure your child is prepared for high school , college, and able to enter the workforce with the necessary skills.


Sincerely,

D. Holloway

Principal of Lake Olympia Middle School

There is a College and Education Event I would like to invite you to attend. This event is a starting point for your middle school child to start planning their " BRIGHT" future.

College and Education Day

Saturday, Feb. 13th, 9am-3pm

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX

Students in grades 6-12 (as well as their families, teachers and school counselors) are invited to attend the 30th annual Career & Education Day, hosted by the Houston Hispanic Forum. The event takes place on Saturday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, 77010).

This free event will give participants an opportunity to learn about rewarding careers, the college application process, and ways to pay for higher education. Additionally, experts will be on-site to assist with completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), provide information, and answer questions guests may have. Free childcare will also be offered and bilingual volunteers will be on-site to provide assistance.

To register for this event, and for more information, visit www.hispanic-forum.org or contact Linda Flores Olson at (713) 522-8077 or lfolson@hispanic-forum.org.