January 8th Meeting Recap
We will be leaving at 10 am on Friday the 24th from the high school but arrive by 8 am. We will be coming back after the closing session on Saturday the 25th, back by 5.
We will be staying in a hotel Friday night
The event will take place at Doxology Bible Church in Fort Worth and 1033 McCart Avenue, Crowley, TX 76036, USA.
We will be staying at The Hyatt Place FTW/Cityview. 5900 Cityview Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76132.
If you missed the HOSA Informational meeting read the memo below.
HOSA is a student organization for Future Health Professionals. Generally, students in HOSA are enrolled in one of the Career and Technical Educational Health Science Technology classes, such as Principles of Health Science, Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Pharmacology, Medical or Pharmacy Practicum. However, you do not have to be enrolled in one of them if you are interested in the health career field. These classes will provide you with opportunities to prepare you for your future in the medical field. HOSA will allow you to expand your knowledge outside of the classroom about different professions and medical on goings, and gain leadership and technical skills while participating with other future health care workers in the health care activities.
So what exactly is HOSA you ask?
- Hosa is the group of students who are interested the healthcare field. We will compete in different events, serve our community, and are given opportunities to receive experience in the healthcare field.
- HOSA empowers Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
- “The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the healthcare community.”
Here at LEHS, our local HOSA chapter has accomplished a lot in the past 8 years. We put on three, soon to be four blood drives a year to collect blood for our blood banks. We have partnered with FCCLA to provide the student body with the filter water bottle filler uppers and partnered with STUCO to bring awareness to campaigns. We volunteer much of our time to places such as Mazies Mission, nursing homes, and hospitals. We have donated many stuffed animals to children in need at the holidays, fuzzy socks to nursing homes, items to an animal shelter, pop tabs to Ronald McDonald house and much more. We raise awareness about conditions, diseases, and professions that are not very common. In the past two years we have informed many people about a rare genetic disorder, MSD, and donated over $900 to their foundation. WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
You should be a part of HOSA because you will be exposed to opportunities and events that you would not normally be exposed too. You will get to surround yourself with other like minded future health professional individuals, who have goals and are dedicated students.
Also, it will look fantastic on your resume for college or a high school job, we have plenty of scholarships available to members, and you can even be eligible for a letterman.
If you are interested in joining, apply before Sept 30 at https://forms.gle/WnTRz2eTBwPt5PTo8
It is $45 to join HOSA. The fees are Due by Oct 15th.
2019-2020 HOSA Area -Spring Leadership Conference/Competition
Friday, Jan. 24th, 8am to Saturday, Jan. 25th, 5pm
1033 McCart Avenue
You have to advance or present at area to attend.
2019-2020 HOSA State Conference/Competition
Wednesday, April 1st, 9am to Friday, April 3rd, 11pm
5600 Seawall Blvd. Galveston, TX 77551
Barbara James Service Awards
Keep a log of your community service/practicum shadowing hours.
This will be used later for State awards.
ALSO you can use community service towards earning an exemption for finals.
Please keep track of your event attendance. It is up to you to keep a log.