GSA Weekly Update

Week of January 21st

Volunteer Submission Form

Remember volunteer hours must be submitted using the electronic Google Form to be accurately recorded. A confirmation email is sent to the email address provided in the form to ensure that you are aware that hours are recorded. The link can also be found in the Community Service Folder in Schoology.


2019-2020 GSA Volunteer Submission Form

Enrichment Activity Form

Remember to submit any enrichment activities using the new Enrichment Activity Form. This year the new form has been implemented to streamline the submission of enrichment activities. The form includes an area for a picture to be uploaded. A separate upload of a picture is not needed.


Enrichment Activity Form (See Below to Download)

Coordinator Weekly Schedule

Monday: Holiday

Tuesday: HHS

Wednesday: HHS Field Experience

Thursday: THS

Friday: THS

Upcoming Events

1/24: GSA Community Advisory

2/14: GSA Lock-In

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GSA T-Shirts

The 2019-2020 GSA Shirt Order Form has reopened.


Purchase yours online through RevTrak now through January 26th!


See the design below.

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Graphic Communication Scholarship

Apply by April 1st, 2020


Are you Eligible?


  • Must be pursuing a career in Graphic Communications, Technology, or Management at a US Technical School or College
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Must be a high school senior or high school graduate
  • must be able to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or Higher



Apply and get more info here!

Paid Summer Internship at Hartford Funds

Make money moves this summer as an intern at Hartford Funds! As a human-centric investment firm, Hartford Funds designs, develops, and distributes investment solutions. They are looking to hire college students for 4 summer internships, including an investment advisory group intern, marketing intern, internal sales desk intern, and cybersecurity intern.

For more details about the internships and to apply for a position visit https://genheration.com/hartford-funds-summer-internships/.

The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, February 2, 2020.
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Doodle for Google

This year’s Doodle for Google theme is:


“I SHOW KINDNESS BY...”


Friendship, smiles, thank yous, and hugs.

But kindness is so much more than just being nice. This year’s theme invites you to tell us how you show kindness. Is it by helping around your home? Volunteering in your community’s green space? Maybe it’s comforting someone who’s down, or picking up trash in the park.

However you define it, let us know how you bring a little bit more kindness into the world. Take your ideas and bring them to life in your doodle!

ENTER A DOODLE

CIEE Summer Abroad

Click Here for more information and to apply.
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2020 Business Enrichment Programs for High School Students

High school students from all over the country attend Business Institutes at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. This unique experience offers them an exploration into Business, entrepreneurship, and Energy and Sustainability, through education and competition.


If you are interested in attending one of the institutes, please complete and submit the following application with your preferences.


Application period begins Jan. 1.
Deadline is March 31, 2020


Click Here for more information and to Apply!

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020

Applications for Duke University Summer Session 2020 will be opening in less than a month, so we appreciate your help in getting students ready to apply!


Be ready to apply December 3! Click the link below for the program of interest to you:

Travis HS Travel Opportunities

Vienna, Salzburg, Munich, Neuschwanstein, Tyrol, Liechtenstein, Heidelberg! This tour to central Europe is rich with culture, history, and astonishing scenery. There are only a few spots remaining! Don’t miss out! See Mrs. Cain for more information.

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Digital Media Summer Programs

Impactful Learning in 2020


All-new offerings to share with you!

From 2D Animation Production & Character Development, to Adventures in Game Design, there is something your young creator is sure to love!

Digital Media Academy isn’t just the best place to learn STEM skills. It’s also an incredible opportunity to build friendships, develop critical life skills, and learn to communicate more effectively in the modern world.


Click Here for more information.

Emma Bowen Foundation

The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media companies.

Diversity is important in all areas of the media industry. We offer fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media, Content of Media and Innovation of Media. Whether you're interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.


The Summer 2020 Application in now open!

The initial application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Summer Online Application
  • A LinkedIn Profile with Photo
  • Your Resume

Click Here to Apply Now

THINK TANK 2020

The Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston is sponsoring a Business Plan Competition for high school students.


For more information, visit

bauer.uh.edu/businessplan

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The activities below are all pre-approved Enrichment Activities. If you attend any of the events, upload the information is Schoology using the new Enrichment Activity Form found in Schoology.
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Feb. 1st and 2nd

Texas Women in Math Symposium 2020


February 1-2, 2020 at Texas A&M University

  • Register here! Email any questions to twims2020@math.tamu.edu
  • Everyone is welcome to participate and will be considered for support, with priority given to students and early career participants. There are no registration fees, however, we request that all participants register.
  • Save the date! More details coming soon.
    • Conference activities will begin on Saturday, February 1 at 11AM.
    • Conference activites will conclude on Sunday, February 2 at 5PM.

Fort Bend County Library Classes

The following Fort Bend County Library Classes for Young Adults have been approved for enrichment opportunities. Please click on the links below and register for an event if you would like to attend. Most of the events you MUST preregister to attend.


1/25: ACT Practice Exam


1/25: Chinese New Year Celebration


2/7: How Money Works


2/15: How to Develop a Business Plan

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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PreK Family Fund Day

Event: Pre-K Family Day

Date: January 25, 2020


Click Here for more information and to sign up!

History Day

Event: Fort Bend Regional History Day

Need: Student Volunteers

Dates/Times: Setup – February 21, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event – February 22, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm (several timeslots available)

Sample tasks: Runners, hall helpers, registration helpers, etc

Attire: Academy or School Spirit Shirt with jeans or khakis (no rips or tears) and comfortable shoes

Registration Link: Fort Bend Regional History Day Volunteer Registration

THS Basketball Concessions

Volunteers are needed for the Men's home games for Travis.


Please click either link below to sign up to volunteer.


Men's BB games

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Quail Valley Middle School Math Club Volunteers needed.


High School students are needed to assist the math clubs during afternoon tutorials for competition. Students with strong math skills are encouraged to assist with the club.


Click here to sign up.


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Second mile food fair


Every Saturday 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM



Volunteers help sort and repackage up to 20,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables and distribute up to 200+ families in need that come to second Mile on that day you can sign up for two shifts of two hours or more at www.secondmile.org/volunteer. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Any non-profit 501 (c) 3 designated company is eligible for students volunteer. Remember a maximum of 8 hours per day may be earned. Be certain to have your volunteer forms signed and then upload to the Volunteer Submission Form. The locations below are samples of where you may volunteer. This list is just a sample and does not have every location where you can volunteer.



1. Child Advocates

a. http://www.childadvocates.org/volunteer

2. Second Mile Mission Center

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4da4ae28a7f49-techies.

3. Boys and Girls Club of Houston

a. Here is the link to volunteer; http://www.bgclubs-houston.org/Volunteers.

4. Friends of Down Syndrome

a. http://www.friendsofdownsyndrome.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/volunteer-application-2017.pdf.

5. Houston Food Bank

a. Here is the link; http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/volunteer/volunteer.

6. Houston Methodist Hospital System

a. at 281.274.7127; hmslvolunteers@houstonmethodist.org.

b. Volunteer Services at Main Methodist: Contact: 713.441.3351

Academy Requirement Deadlines

Submission Deadlines

Outside Enrichment Activities

First Semester – December 9, 2019

Second Semester – May 11, 2020

Volunteer Hours

First Semester – December 2, 2019

Second Semester

for Class of 2020 – March 30, 2020

for Classes 2021, 2022, & 2023 – May 4, 2020

Remind Codes

Due to changes with Remind, this year each graduating class will have its own Remind Code. Be sure to sign up so you don't miss out on important updates, volunteer opportunities, etc.



Text the correct code to the number 81010

@gsaco2020 – C/O 2020

@gsaco2021 – C/O 2021

@gsaco2022 – C/O 2022

@gsaco2023 – C/O 2023

Schoology Class Codes

Graduation Class - Schoology Code


Class of 2020 - XGQBW-BNGS5

Class of 2021- 33HVG-MB87F

Class of 2022 - BJVDZ-33Q9T

Class of 2023 - 8JDHC-R5M8M

GSA Booster Club

Parents we want you involved at school! Be sure to complete the FBISD Criminal History Application so that you can volunteer at events and on field trips. Parent support is essential to student success and we LOVE having you at school and involved! If you have not renewed your membership with our Booster Club, you can do so online. Our Booster Club is a key component of our success. It is essential that each of our families join every year!


Click Here to join the GSA Booster Club and view their website!