Drive for Excellence is a recognition program for CCSD seniors that promotes school attendance and offers an incentive for students to excel academically. AutoNation will offer the winning student a choice between five new cars or a $10,000 scholarship based on criteria that has been jointly developed.
Seniors that maintain a 3.7 weighted cumulative G.P.A. through May 2, 2014, with no unexcused absences will be invited to a special event on June 3, 2014, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Students must also be enrolled in a CCSD school for their entire senior year to qualify. At the event a new automobile, lap tops, college scholarships and many other prizes will be given away. Students must be present to win.National Center for Women & Information Technology
Girls: Are you interested in technology and computing? National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is sponsoring an award program just for you!! Apply online at http://www.aspirationsaward.org.
Online applications are open now and must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern time on October 31, 2013. Detailed instructions and eligibility information are found online. See Mrs. Forfia for information.
The next Mock Trial meeting will take place in Room 616 this Thursday, December 12th. All Mock Trial Members should plan on attending from 1:45 pm until 2:15 pm. Members on the three official Mock Trial Teams should plan on staying until 4:00 pm. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Bouchard or Ms. Doyle, as soon as possible. See you this Thursday!Bring Your Own Device to School
Bring Your Own Device permission forms will be distributed during 3rd period on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. All forms are due back to your 3rd period teacher by Monday, September 9, 2013. The use of personal technology to enhance instruction is a privilege. Student-owned or student-provided technology devices will be used at the discretion of the teacher with permission from the building principal. In the coming weeks, your 3rd period teacher will receive a date that you are to bring your personal device to school to have WiFi installed.Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship
Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship is now available to eligible students. Access the online application at www.rmhlv.org. Students can digitally upload all of the required documentation for the application. Take the time to review the attached information including a detailed Fact Sheet on the scholarship program and a FAQ sheet. Eligible seniors are legal residents of the U.S., have an unweighted GPA of 2.7 or higher and plan to attend an accredited two-or-four year post-secondary institution. Scholarship deadline is January 21, 2014.
Congratulations to Mr. Roger Mayo who is now a National Board Certified Teacher. Mr. Mayo achieved this advanced teaching credential through a nationally recognized process where teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement. Through this structured and iterative process, teachers expand and refine their content knowledge and pedagogy. The outcome is more powerful teaching that improves student achievement and reflects college and career readiness. Scholarship Mailing List
Are you on the Scholarship mailing list? Seniors, come see Mrs. Forfia to be added to the email list today. Scholarship money is an important resource to help you afford college!UNR STEM
UNR invites AP Science and STEM teachers to a local event on November 20, 2013 from 6:00 PM – 8 PM at Doubletree by Hilton at McCarran Airport.
The Gates Millennium Scholars Program selects 1,000 students each year to receive a good-through graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice.
The 2014 GMS Online Application is open! Click GMS Application to register and apply. The deadline is Wednesday, January 14, 2014 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Bank of America is looking for tomorrow’s community leaders today. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Student Leaders® program.
Since its inception in 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders® Program has recognized nearly 2,000 exemplary high school juniors and seniors with a passion for improving their communities. The program’s goal is to cultivate and develop the next generation of community leaders through two components:
· An eight-week paid internship in the summer of 2014 with selected local nonprofit organizations, designed to provide opportunities for the students to develop and apply leadership skills through hands-on work experience, while raising their awareness of community issues addressed by their Nonprofit Host Organization.
· A weeklong all-expense paid Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 13-18, 2014. Conducted in partnership with the Close Up Foundation, the Summit introduces students to aspects of civic, social and business leadership and provides them with knowledge and skills they will use throughout their life to create positive community change.
Interested students apply by visiting www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders and note the application deadline of January 31, 2014.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund gives over 5,100 scholarships each year to college-bound students.
Apply online at www.HSF.net/scholarshipsClass of 2014 Order Deadline – Cap and Gown
Attention seniors! The Class of 2014 order deadline for your cap and gown is December 13, 2013. In an effort to save you and your family money, you should order before the deadline as prices do increase. You can place your order online at www.jostens.com
The UNCF offers scholarships, programs, and internships on its website: https://scholarships.uncf.org/. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process.Marist College Technology Scholarships
National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships
With financial support from the NSF, Marist College is offering 13 scholarships to a diverse cohort of academically talented first-year students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, enrolled full-time, and demonstrate financial need.
Goldman Sachs-Duet Family Technology Scholarships
Marist College has received a significant gift from Goldman Sachs Gives to fund full, four-year scholarships for three outstanding members of the Class of 2018 to study Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. In addition to scholarship funds, students will be mentored by Goldman Sachs technology executives and have opportunities for summer employment with the firm.
Marist College Computer Science and ITS Scholarship
In addition to the scholarships offered through the NSF and Goldman Sachs, Marist College also provides one full, four-year scholarship to a full-time undergraduate student majoring in computer science or information technology and systems. Student must be academically qualified.
If you are eligible and interested in these scholarship opportunities,http://www.marist.edu/admission/freshman/apply.html apply today! Our online application for admission can be found at www.marist.edu/admission. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 1-800-436-5483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.AIGC Scholars
AIGC Scholars offers scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native students throughout the United States. Several undergraduate scholarships are available at www.aigcs.org/Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
The applicant must:
• Be entering college in the Fall of 2014 as a Freshman at a four-year school for an undergraduate degree
• Be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports, or community-based sports
• Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident (you will be asked to prove citizenship and age if you win)
• Not be an officer or director of Foot Locker, Inc., or any of its subsidiaries, or a member of the immediate family of such an officer or director
The Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship Program may grant one-time deferments to Scholar Athletes subject to the following stipulations:
• The student has completed at least two full semesters at their enrolled university and is in good standing and otherwise in compliance with the terms, conditions and rules governing the awarded scholarship at the time of the deferment request;
• Deferments, if granted, will be limited to two (2) full continuous semesters (one continuous academic year); Exceptions may be made for cases of illness or health emergency;
• The student must return full time to a fully accredited and approved university immediately following the completion of the Deferment Period;
• The student must provide written documentation from the university regarding their leave of absence in conjunction with a deferment application;
• Submission of this application does not guarantee automatic approval of a deferment request
WHAT YOU NEED
Each applicant must submit:
• A complete application form
• One recommendation from a non-family member
• There is room to submit additional materials such as one more recommendation, photos, and/or videos, but they are entirely optional.
All materials, including the recommendation, must be submitted by December 19th by 5:00pm EST (even if you’re in Central, Mountain, or Pacific time).
Apply now http://www.dosomething.org/user/registration?destination=footlocker/apply/status
Deadline: December 19, 2013, 5 PM EST
Questions? E-mail: email@example.comAXA Achievement Scholarship
AXA Achievement Scholarship is accepting applications; only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. The application deadline is December 15, 2013, but if 10,000 applications are received before that date, the program will automatically close.
One winner from Nevada will receive a $10,000 scholarship. State winners go on to compete at the national level, from which ten will be awarded an additional $15,000.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents with demonstrated ambition and determination. Essays are a required component of this scholarship. Be able to accurately detail your school and community activities, achievements, and work experience (if any). AXA Achievement Scholars are innovative individuals who can demonstrate determination in goal setting and achievement.
Website: www.axa-achievement.comElizabeth Florella Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Chaparral High School
Eligibility: Chaparral High School seniors planning to study math/secondary education may apply for this scholarship. Student must plan to attend a four year college/university. Financial need will be considered. Essay – “Describe your college and future plans” and the length of essay should be 400-500words. Also, briefly explain why you financially need this scholarship. For application and more information please visit http://www.ccpef.org/programs_scholarships.html
Deadline: February 14, 2014
Advanced Technologies Academy
Wednesday, October 16
SOPHOMORES: All sophomores take the PSAT/No charge
JUNIORS: Optional but strongly recommended/$16.00 fee
The PSAT/NMSQT Helps Students:
• Prepare for the SAT
• Enter Scholarship and Recognition Programs
• Plan for College and Careers by accessing My College QuickStart
• Explore AP and see which AP courses you may be ready for in the My AP Potential section
• Receive Information from Colleges through the Student Search Service
• Identify Academic Skills for Improvement when you receive your Score Report Plus
Wednesday, October 16 from 7:15 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.
All sophomores will test in the Student Activity Centre
Rooms for juniors TBA by Monday, October 14
Sophomores: The test is free of charge — you are already signed up!
Juniors: You will sign up with the School Banker and pay $16 between September 25 and October 9.
Contact Ms. Packert or Mr. Gokul in the Counseling Office or your World History or US History Teachers.
Come to the Counseling Office if you are interested in registering for 2nd semester courses at Virtual High School.Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club Academic Scholarship
Sponsor: The Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club
Amount: $9,600.00 ($1,200 per semester)
Eligibility:Senior from an accredited high school in Clark County, Nevada, with a minimum weighted or non-weighted 3.5 GPA. Intends to attend a public college or university in Nevada, i.e., UNLV, UNR, Nevada State College or other public college in Nevada. Renewable for up to 8 semesters of college if maintaining a 3.0 GPA and completes a minimum of 12 semester hours per semester. Must demonstrate a family or student financial need. Please send the completed scholarship packet, including the 750 word essay – “Why Las Vegas Southwest Rotary should award me this scholarship” to: Las Vegas Southwest Rotary Club Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 70126 University Station, Las Vegas, NV 89170-0126.
Deadline: Postmarked by April 1, 2014
Congratulations to Adin Tarr and Omar Moore who have been chosen for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Program. HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Founded in 1958 by American actor Hugh O’Brian, the first youth leadership seminar was held in Los Angeles, California, and was held once a year until 1967. Since then, the HOBY program has spread to over 70 locations in all fifty U.S. states, and 19 countries and regions. Congratulations Adin and Omar!Seniors – College Applications
Seniors: The Common Application, Send E.D.U., and certain scholarships require that your counselor complete a Secondary School Report and letter of recommendation on your behalf. You must make contact with your counselor to request a letter of recommendation; two weeks notice is mandatory. Each counselor requires that you submit a résumé and “brag sheet.” Contact your counselor before or after school or during lunch.B. Davis Scholarship
B. Davis Scholarship is available to Junior and Senior students.
Please visithttp://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to apply. Applicants must write an essay of less than 1000 words on the following topic: Pick a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution. Submissions must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is May 26, 2014.
The 36th Annual College Fair Plus will be held at the Cashman Center on October 22nd & 23rd from 5:30-8:30. This is the time to get information not only about colleges, but financial aid as well. See Mrs. Packert for further details.A-TECH v. VTCTA Basketball Game
Next Friday, December 13th, A-TECH will be playing Veteran’s in a basketball right after school in our gym. Come and cheer on our team to a basketball victory! Tickets are $3.00 and there will be snacks and activities outside of the gym as well! Go A-TECH!25th Annual Historically Black College and Universities Tour Experience
Historically Black College and Universities
Southern Tour II
Alabama and Tennessee
April 6th – April 13th 2014
COLLEGES and UNIVERSITIES
Alabama A & M University, Alabama State University,
Fisk University, LeMoyne-Owen College, Meharry Medical College,
Miles College, Oakwood University,
Tennessee State University and Tuskegee University
EDUCATIONAL and CULTURAL SITES
16th Street Baptist Church, Civil Rights Institute Museum,
Tuskegee Institute National Historical Site,
Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site, Rosa Parks Library & Museum,
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church,
Southern Christian Poverty Law Center,
National Voting Rights Museum/Slavery & Civil War Museum,
and The National Civil Rights Museum
Six Flags Amusement Park
For more information visit our website at www.HBCUTE.com
A-TECH, are you looking for a perfect gift this holiday season? FBLA is selling $5 plush stuffed animals in the SAC during both lunches. Parts of the proceeds go to charity.AIAS
There will be a short AIAS meeting Thursday, October 17 after school. We will be talking about volunteering at Bracken Elementary school. You will be able to make the buses. We will not meet next week because of Staff Development.FBLA Meeting
FBLA’s next meeting is this Thursday, December 11, in the library after school. We have a guest speaker, so please arrive promptly.