Engineering Academy Newsletter

Engineering Academy February 14, 2022

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First Speaker Series a Success

The booster board thanks all the parents and students for their attendance and participation in the First of its Speaker Series Initiative on 2/10/2022. In the future, the board hopes to continue to work hard in order to present excellent speakers and great content! The board appreciates all feedback & ideas from Student & Parents in the academy and it can be sent to

Summer Opportunity for Students: Young Leaders Institute at Asia Society

What is the Young Leaders Institute?

Asia Society’s Young Leaders Institute is a week-long program for high school students aimed at promoting global competence as well as leadership skills. Since launching in 2016, YLI has provided new perspectives and strengthened skills for nearly 300 students.

Throughout the week, students will learn the value of collaboration as they work in teams, researching, debating, and presenting solutions for the challenges facing our world. Past sessions have covered topics including U.S.-China relations, food security, public health, and social justice and civic engagement. The students will be mentored throughout the week by Asia Society staff and local experts in their respective fields, and have opportunities for leadership development as well as learning about early career development.

Summer 2022 Sessions

Please see this summer’s sessions below. Learn more by clicking through to each session.

Cost and Scholarship Information
The cost for each session is $75 for Asia Society members or $100 for nonmembers. Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need.

Application Details
Additional information about the Young Leaders Institute here. Further information about application requirements and process, as well as health and safety protocols, is available in our FAQs (also attached).

You can apply by clicking here to submit an online application form.

Deadline to Apply
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until midnight on Monday, March 28, 2022. Spots are limited, so students are encouraged to apply early to increase their chances of admission.

2022 Computer Summer Institutes @ UCF

Dear Students, Teachers, or Parents,

We are currently taking applications for the Summer Institute @UCF! Two of our Summer Institutes (SI) are focused on Computer Science:

SI Computer Science will run from June 6 - June 24. The program is a three-week day institute for students who have interest in learning the foundations of computer science and computer technology. There are three courses available based on your level of expertise.

SI Competitive Programming will run from July 10 - July 22. Attracting students from around the globe, this program is residential with a very competitive admissions process. The program offers lectures on data structures and algorithms commonly seen in competitions. Additionally, students will engage in several practice competitions, problem reviews of those competitions, and personalized coaching from coaches and members of UCF’s nationally ranked Programming Team. The camp is specifically designed to help students improve their performance in contests such as USACO, CodeForces, and eventually the ACM ICPC.

We offer several broadening participation and financial aid scholarships for both SI’s

More information about the Summer Institute and the applications can be found at If you have questions, please contact our office directly at

Elkins Baseball Need Volunteers

The baseball concessions team is looking for volunteers for the concession booth during Elkins home games. Come volunteer your time and assistance, earn YES hours, and cheer on your team and classmates! Go Knights!

Volunteers will be tasked with assisting patrons, preparing concession items, cleaning up, and restocking as needed. SignUp Genius links are below. Each team has an individual schedule and multiple dates/times are available. Please include your name and contact number. We ask that you provide a 24-hour notice if you need to cancel, as it is extremely difficult to find replacements on short notice. It is the responsibility of the student to review and comply with YES guidelines.

Sophomore game schedule:

JV game schedule:

Varsity game schedule:

For concession volunteer questions, email: You may also text Jerri Brandon @ 832-372-5251 or Frances Escobedo @ 281-857-3018. Carpenter Field is located behind the Elkins field house.





Starting January 5, 2022 Engineering Academy YES hours will be review and approved by Mr. Lam. Please submit your volunteer form to the following link

Please review the new academy guidelines CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for the new fillable PDF volunteer form.

Engineering Academy YES website

Your YES hours has been updated on Schoology. Please email me your hours is not correct


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.

SPE-GCS Scholarship

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:

· Online

· Or follow this QR code:

Support the Engineering Academy Booster Club When Shopping at Kroger

Parents, you can support the Elkins HS Engineering Academy Booster Club through your Kroger Reward Program. Visit

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.

Support the Engineering Academy Booster Club When Shopping on Amazon

Support Elkins High School Engineering Academy Booster Club.

When you shop at,

Amazon donates.

Texas Internship Challenge:

Texas Internship Challenge:

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.


A NASA-unique STEM opportunity for Texas high school juniors could lead to a weeklong virtual summer experience with scientists and engineers and a two-day residential onsite experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Want to know more? CLICK HERE

Elkins High School Calendar

View the events for Elkins High School


Field Trips/Activities Suggestions

If you have any field trip or academy activities suggestions please fill out the form.


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Check the Volunteer Service Opportunities.

Here is the link with volunteer service opportunities. Some can be done from home.


Engineering Academy students are required to complete 25 hours a year of volunteering. That breaks down to 12.5 hours each semester. You will be able to find volunteer opportunities in each weeks newsletter.

Fall 12.5 Volunteer Hours Due December 9th
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Send A Smile Today Volunteer Opportunity

Do you wish to volunteer with Send A Smile Today™ to earn community service hours? Here are the guidelines for earning volunteer hours:



Click here for our card making guidelines for further details.

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

Second Mile

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.

    1. Before your volunteer session and for a quicker check-in, complete this online volunteer application:
    2. 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.

  1. Go to this link:
  2. Scroll to the calendar and select a date which you are available (Make sure to go fast, spots are filling up!)
  3. Select “Sign Up” and “Create new account”
  4. Once you have created your account, you will be emailed a confirmation
  5. 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
  6. New volunteers must arrive 10-15 minutes early to their volunteer slot for an orientation

Important Information:

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.

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Enrichment and Volunteer Instruction Video


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.

Fall Enrichments Due December 9th


4 enrichments are required for the school year. We recommend you do 1 per 9 weeks or 2 per semester.

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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.

Email -

CLICK HERE for Elkins CCMR website



CLICK HERE if you having issue with your student password.

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Academy Bus Routes for 2021-2022 School Year

Counseling Alpha Split

CLICK HERE for view the counselor split.

Also has your counselor contact information.


Schoology Codes: All 9th grade students, make sure you join the Class of 2025 Schoology course. This is where you can upload your enrichment form to receive credit.

Class of 2022 - 944J5-PCV4R

Class of 2023 - W7TJ-WW8J-R5GKD

Class of 2024 - ZTXJ-BPF7-QJ5Z8

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