September 16th

AVID Stars

This was our first week of tutorials and the students did an extraordinary job! So many of our students displayed leadership, integrity, and an appetite for learning. The tutors were so impressed by all of the students.

Many of our students have taken charge of their futures by stepping into leadership roles, taking advantages of opportunities, and we want to recognize their efforts. Below you will find a list of students and their position:

Abbasi, Sapida Founder/President Work on Your Part

Abbasi, Sapida Accepted into Plano Youth Police Academy

Berez, Ashlee Jr Historian Thespian Club

Biniam, Elbe President HOSA

Biniam, Elbe Historian Student Council

Bowles, Sarah Captain Texas United Basketball Team

Bowles, Sarah 10th Grade Representative AVID Council

Bowles, Sarah Accepted into Plano Youth Leadership

Campbell, Nakya Founder/President/Captain Genesis Dance Team

Chau, Maseerati Vice-President Environmental Club

Chau, Maseerati Founder/President Make-Up Club

Davis, Ahlona Made CHS Basketball Team

Dehoyos, Lindsey Co-Founder Creative Writing & Anime Club

Gharibnavaz, Shadab Co-Founder Movie Impact Club

Gonzalez Anguiano, Samara Made PSHS Soccer Team

Grear, Samantha Made CHS Volleyball A Team

Haywood, Janiya Made CHS Basketball Team

Hoadley, Josilyn Class Officer Choir

Hubbard, Terrin Made 2017 Volleyball Team for UT Dallas

Lake, Molly Member Cosplay

Ledet, Alana Co-Founder Creative Writing & Anime Club

Lepe, Ian Made PSHS JV Soccer Team

Ligon, Kennedy Member HOSA

Lofton, Morgan Made CHS Volleyball B Team

Lopez, Camille Co-Founder Movie Impact Club

Mercer, Colton Accepted into Plano Youth Police Academy

Patterson, Arrelya President ASL Club

Pegues, Rajada Member HOSA

Pegues, Rajada Graduate Plano Youth Police Academy

Pritz, Kaylee Made CHS Basketball Team

Robertson, Kasey Co-Founder Genesis Dance Team

Runnels, Erin Historian ASL Club

Saldivar Rico Made PSHS Varsity Hockey Team

Tennison, Takia Historian Orchestra

Thomas, Trent Made CHS Basketball Team

Turner, Nickelle Made CHS Volleyball B Team

Yemane, Delina Graduate Plano Youth Police Academy

Zhou, SinYi Accepted into Plano Youth Police Academy

Community Service Opportunity

Clark has had a massive growth this school year of beginning and intermediate English Language Learners, and they are looking for volunteers who would be willing to tutor these students. Students can sign up to volunteer by completing this form. The form is for the weeks of September 12-16 and September 19-23. Students can choose the times and dates that work best for them.

Maintaining Academic Excellence Club

Two sophomores at Clark are starting a club called MAX that is based on a student-to-student mentoring structure. This is a great opportunity for students that need help with their classes as well as those that feel like they could offer help to other students. There are also leadership positions available! See the links below for more information!

MAX Flyer

MAX Application Form

MAX Remind Invite

Youth Police Academy

This is a great opportunity for students who may be interested in law enforcement! And it can count as a club on the Event Page!!! Please see Officer Parker for an application. Applications need to be turned in as soon as possible as acceptance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Youth Police Academy is one of a very few programs of its kind in the United States. Our Hope is that of those students attending the program, a stronger rapport with the Police Department will be established, as well as, a greater understanding of mutual challenges that face today’s youth and police.

Since its inception in the fall of 1992 the Academy has held 47 sessions and graduated over 1550 students. Each week a different activity will take place from Role Play and handcuffing to learning to lifting fingerprints. Students will have an opportunity to ride on patrol with a police officer.

There is no cost to participate in the Youth Police Academy. September 21, 2016 marks the beginning of a new Academy session.

Greg Rushin

Plano Chief of Police

Sam Johnson 2016-2017 Congressional Youth Advisory Council Due 9/30

The deadline to apply has been extended to September 30th, 2016.

Are you a civic-minded Plano high school student? Great opportunity to apply for 2016-2017 Congressional Youth Advisory Council for Congressman Sam Johnson. Encourages high school students to serve as young ambassadors to Congress.

Applications are now being accepted for the US Congressman Sam Johnson High School Students’ Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Application deadline is Fri, Sep 30.

Information and link to application can be found here.

3rd District High School Students must submit:

1) The completed application form;
2) A current photo for identification purposes only;
3) A short personal essay (*see below for essay requirements); and
4) Two letters of recommendation.

* Personal Essay Requirements: in a short essay (250 words maximum), briefly tell me about yourself, your interests, your goals for the future, and what you hope to achieve if chosen to be part of the Congressional Youth Advisory Council.

City House Youth Advisory Board Due October 1st

City House Youth Advisory Board is a group of young leaders within Collin County that will serve in key leadership roles for City House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving at risk youth in Collin County. The goal of the Youth Advisory leaders is to help educate, advocate, and ultimately reduce youth abuse and homelessness within Collin County. Serving on the Youth Advisory Board will provide a unique opportunity for a select group of youth to develop specific skills and gain the hands-on experience needed to excel in future leadership positions while simultaneously giving back to their community.

To learn more click here.

Fill out this application, reference form 1, and reference form 2.