GO Center Monthly Activity Report
Meadowbrook Middle School | Feb 01 - Mar 31 (AY 2015-2016)
Four institutions were represented: Hutson-Tillotson University, Texas Southern University, Grambling State University, and Spelman College; 134 students rotated through the fair.
Jobs Skills & Career Development Workshop for Parents
Parents of AVID students were targeted for attendance via flyers distributed to students and a postcard mailing to their listed residence, but unfortunately none showed up. However, we were still able to capture a small audience for the presentation. Ms. Kirkwood agreed to facilitate a future workshop. If you have any suggestions (besides food and extra credit as those strategies were used in this instance) on gaining parental involvement in such activities, please forward.
BBYF Scholarship Winner!
This is the first time Meadowbrook has had a winner. Special thanks to our 8th English teachers, Ms. Gaspard and Ms. Smith, for their support in making sure this opportunity was taken by our students. Anna will be recognized at UT Arlington on Sunday, April 17th.
High School Panel (College Week)
Parent Day + College Fair
Parents/guardians of students enrolled in the MSSI (GO Center) program were invited to attend afternoon classes with their child(ren); five parents were in attendance.
Parents were welcomed by Mr. Hayes and received a briefing from Ms. Shaw on parental support during STAAR testing before joining their student(s) in class.
Again, if you have any feedback on how to increase parent participation in events like this, please forward. Over 100 parents were invited through another postcard mailing, and a flyer with an attached RSVP form was also mailed home. We would love to have more parents show up to future events.
College admission reps, community youth programs and employers were present to share information with students and their parents/guardians. Attendees included:
- UT Arlington
- Texas Wesleyan University
- Texas Christian University
- Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
- Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
- City of Fort Worth (Rising Stars)
- Waste Management
- Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation
All grade levels rotated through the fair which was held in the cafeteria.
MMS students from AVID, FWAS, and the GO Center program traveled to Southwest High School and participated in a college fair and three workshops hosted at the event.