Engineering Academy Newsletter
Engineering Academy December 6, 2021
EHS Engineering Academy Holiday Teacher Appreciation
The EHS Engineering Academy Booster Club needs your help in putting together some cute gift card bundles for each teacher as a token of our appreciation. We are accepting monetary donations via Zelle at firstname.lastname@example.org and $10 gift cards to include in our appreciation bundles. Please sign up if you can donate! Help us let the teachers know how much we have appreciated their hard work and dedication this semester! All gift cards can be dropped off in the front office any time from Monday, December 6th to NOON on Tuesday December 14th. Please make sure they are clearly labeled for Mr. Lam and the Engineering Academy when you drop them off to the front office! Thank you!
Engineering Academy Booster Club Supporting Our Teachers Wish List
Amazon Wishlist for all of us to look at, in case you wish to directly send the teacher-requested items as a "CHRISTMAS PRESENT" to the teachers. At checkout, you can also add a note greeting for the teacher. Here is the wish list .
An easy way to support your booster club as you shop in Amazon -
Before you shop on Amazon, I suggest GOTO smile.amazon.com, Choose Elkins Engineering Booster Club as your Charity Organization and then complete your shopping. Amazon pays a portion of the sales to us and every quarter we get about $40 from the sales.
December Student Body Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 3-4:30pm
7007 Knights Court
Missouri City, TX
YES HOURS REMINDER
1. Students need to understand that every line on the form should be completed before submission.
2. Please write legibly.
3. Each YES form is for 1 day of service and no more than 8 hours per day. If multiple days of service at the same location attach a log with a listing of hours for each day.
4. Reminder- students can only have 25 hours during the summer and if they submit more the hours will still MAX at 25.
5. If there is no YES application the hours that the student submitted will not be honored so please make sure each student turns one in.
6. Review the YES guidelines so they don't do and turn in volunteer hours that are not acceptable.
YES Hours and Enrichment
I have update your volunteer hours on Schoology. You can find your current hours under "Total Community Service Hours" Make sure to turn in your volunteer hour form to the counselor office. When you are doing volunteer work please make sure to review the volunteer hour guidelines to ensure you able to receive credit for your volunteer work. http://elkinsyes.weebly.com/uploads/4/1/2/7/41272475/y.e.s._guidelines_2018.pdf
Fall Semester Final Exam Schedule
iFly Field Trip - BIG Thank You to our Engineering Academy Booster Club for organizing this for our students.
We reached out a few weeks back to alert you that the 2022 Coolidge Scholarship application is live and accepting applications. We write today as a reminder that the application deadline is now less than two months away -- January 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM Eastern time. More information about the scholarship is included below. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with high school juniors at your school.
The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any current high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2023 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major. Academic excellence is the primary criterion considered by the Coolidge Scholarship. Secondary criteria include an interest in public policy and an appreciation of the values President Coolidge championed. Successful candidates will also demonstrate humility and have a record of genuine service to their communities. A complete description of the scholarship’s criteria is available here.
The competition for the Coolidge Scholarship is significant -- only a few new Coolidge Scholarships are awarded each year from a pool of candidates that spans the entire country. Even so, students have reported to us in past years they were glad to have applied even if they didn’t win because the experience helped prepare them for college applications later on. Furthermore, the Coolidge Foundation invites one hundred of the top Coolidge Scholarship applicants to participate in the Coolidge Senators Program, which includes an all-expenses-paid Summit in Washington, D.C. and a $1,000 scholarship. This year Coolidge Senators met important leaders such as David Malpass, president of the World Bank, and Homer Hickam, the NASA scientist whose own inspiring boyhood formed the basis for the film October Sky. Students also had the chance to meet with key executives in medical science and banking. Scholarship applicants are automatically considered for the Senators Program.
Alert: the application requires that candidates read President Coolidge’s Autobiography and complete a few other reading assignments. While the book is not overly long, we encourage students to begin the application early. Candidates who begin the application at the last minute are unlikely to be successful. The submission deadline is 5:00 PM eastern time, Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
We hope you will share this opportunity with outstanding high school juniors at your school. The scholarship application, along with additional information, can be accessed on our scholarship site: www.coolidgescholars.org. Please note if you have any questions, I, or a colleague, can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (202) 827-4291.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Scholarship is a scholarship for students pursuing a career in the energy industry. The scholarship is a renewable yearly scholarship, up to 4 years ($2,000/semester, $4,000/academic year). Since its inception, the SPE GCS section has awarded more than $5 million in scholarships, with up to 10 scholarships to be awarded for the coming academic year (exact number TBD).
Visit the SPE-Gulf Coast Section homepage and select the Scholarship Committee page for more details.
Applications Due February 20, 2022.
Eligibility: Graduating HS Senior, currently residing in GCS Section county (Harris & surrounding counties, full list on website), enrolling in an engineering or science program at a university in the fall. Minimum ACT of 24 or SAT of 1200.
2 Ways to Apply:
· Or follow this QR code:
The Elkins Engineering Academy Booster Club is presenting a volunteering opportunity for the 50th Anniversary Chevron Houston Marathon. The registration is for students plus family and friends. Do remember to follow the instructions below and use the ELKINS code when registering. You must be present on the day of the event for us to get credit. We need a minimum of 70 volunteers who actually participate on that day to qualify for the grant.
We need at least 40 registration by Nov 19th or we may lose our spot. Please register ASAP to help raise funds for the booster club and earn YES volunteer hours.
1. Under Volunteer group dropdown select "ELKINS HS Engineering Acadeemy Booster Club".
2. You must be 15 years to help with the HEB Food Court area ( our main area requested) however, you may still volunteer for other positions available with the Marathon Committee.
3. Verify that under Shift Applications "ELKINS" is entered in the box. See image below.
Support the Engineering Academy Booster Club When Shopping at Kroger
Once logged into Kroger account, search for ELKINS HIGH SCHOOL ENGINEERING ACADEMY BOOSTER CLUB either by name or use RH927 and then click Enroll.
·New users will need to create an account that requires some basic information like a valid email address and a rewards card.
Texas Internship Challenge:
Texas Internship Challenge: https://www.txinternshipchallenge.com/vosnet/Default.aspx
The Texas Internship Challenge encourages students to participate in the thousands of internships around the state to gain the marketable skills employers are looking for. Internships help you explore career opportunities, network with employers, and earn a salary or school credit. Start your search by entering your keyword in the search bar above. Click here to register and enter your résumé.
HIGH SCHOOL AEROSPACE SCHOLAR
Want to know more? CLICK HERE
Academy Required Courses
Grade 9th - Introduction to Engineering and Design, AAC/AP Math and AAC/APScience
Grade 10th - Engineering Science, AAC/AP Math and AAC/AP Science
Grade 11th - Aero OR Civil Engineering, AAC/AP Math and AAC/AP Science
Grade 12th - Engineering Design and Development, AAC/AP Math and AAC/AP Science
Houston Audubon Volunteer Opportunities
Founded by volunteers in 1969, the mission of Houston Audubon is to advance the conservation of birds and positively impact their supporting environments.
From supporting our staff at our headquarters, to maintaining trails on our Bird Sanctuaries, to increasing appreciation and understanding of birds throughout Houston, and more, volunteers are the lifeblood of Houston Audubon!
Read below to learn more about our current volunteers needs and how you can get involved in helping protect bird habitat in your community. Click the link below for more information
Whether you love to work one-on-one with people in need or to work diligently behind the scenes, we have a place for you. People like you give their time and talents to help us serve our neighbors through the most devastating moments of their life. We could not do this work without generous volunteers. Volunteers ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Before your volunteer session and for a quicker check-in, complete this online volunteer application: https://secondmile.keepntrack.com/apply/index.html?db=secondmile.
- Please be sure to sign in at the volunteer kiosk and sign out after volunteering. We will not be able to process your volunteer records without these steps.
Mask Mandate Update (August 2021)
In accordance with the latest CDC guidelines and with the rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, masks are required for all individuals who enter Second Mile.
Thank you for your help in supporting this ministry while prioritizing the health of our community.
Please join us in saving lives by preparing medical supplies for shipment to hospitals and clinics in need around the world. Activities may include organizing warehouse inventory, sorting medical supplies, supporting administrative efforts, pulling for and loading containers, or other projects to be accomplished for the day. This will be a fun, engaging, and hands-on experience.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help meet the need for medical supplies, equipment, and services around the world. Project C.U.R.E. builds sustainable healthcare infrastructure by providing the medical supplies and equipment needed to deliver healthcare in communities. Since its inception, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to people in need in more than 130 countries.
- Go to this link: https://projectcure.volunteerhub.com/lp/houston/
- Scroll to the calendar and select a date which you are available (Make sure to go fast, spots are filling up!)
- Select “Sign Up” and “Create new account”
- Once you have created your account, you will be emailed a confirmation
- Students below 18 must print/ fill out a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian and bring it to the event *The waiver will be in your email confirmation
- New volunteers must arrive 10-15 minutes early to their volunteer slot for an orientation
Thank you for volunteering to serve with Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E.’s Houston facility is located at 8303 Kempwood Drive, Houston, TX 77055. We are located in Spring Branch near the intersection of Bingle and Kempwood.
Before arriving, please review the safety guidelines in this video.
Also, please keep the following in mind:
- Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes in the warehouse.
- Please dress comfortably and wear weather appropriate clothing - the warehouse can be warm in the summer and cool in the winter.
- Some of our tasks can be physically demanding but are always optional
- Minimum age to volunteer is 15 (under 18 requires parent/legal guardian signed consent in advance).
We look forward to working with you soon! Thanks for your interest in helping in our mission of "delivering Health & Hope to the world!"
The safety of our volunteers and staff is our top priority. We are taking all possible precautions. During your volunteer time, we will be following CDC recommendations and all volunteers and staff are required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask and gloves. If you have your own mask, please bring it to your volunteer session. Disposable masks will be provided if needed. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer throughout your volunteer session. Please do not come volunteer if you are feeling ill or have been in contact with someone feeling ill. Your support in maintaining a safe facility is tremendously appreciated!
Please keep in mind the following:
- Attire: Volunteers are required to wear closed-toed shoes. We recommend comfortable, weather-appropriate attire that you don't mind getting dusty. The warehouse is colder in winters and warmer in summers.
- Timing: Please arrive on time. You will be led by a Volunteer Leader and they will need adequate time to explain to you what will need to be done.
- Food/drink: You are welcome to bring water and small snacks with you if you wish.
- Age: The minimum age to volunteer is 14 years old; volunteers younger than 18 years old will need parent/legal guardian consent signature.
- Cancellation concern: If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration so we do not schedule staff unnecessarily.
We look forward to working with you soon! Thank you for helping us in delivering health and hope to the world.
Alison Engineering Online Courses
Select a course that interest you. Most course are 1-3 hours along working at your own pace. Once you successfully completed the course you will see a certificate of completion. Screen shot the certificate. Insert the certificate picture into the enrichment form and upload it to Schoology.
*Only one online enrichment pre semester.
College Career Military Readiness
Mrs. Carter, your College and Career Advisor is available for students to seek advice in regards to postsecondary planning, assist with college applications, applying for scholarships, revise college essays, inform students about different colleges, and assist with Military recruitment. Parents are also welcome to reach out to Mrs. Carter if they have questions and concerns regarding post-secondary education/careers.
CLICK HERE for Elkins CCMR website