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Junior Announcements (updated 5/16/17)
Texas Roadtrip
We wanted to let you know about an exciting, free opportunity for high school students in Texas: Texas OnCourse—a new initiative formed to empower students to chart a clear path to college and career success—has teamed up with career exploration organization Roadtrip Nation to offer the Texas Youth Roadtrip.
Four teams made up of three high school students each will take a mini-adventure through their region of Texas to interview post-secondary students and professionals who are building lives and livelihoods around the things they love. Under the eye of an adult chaperone, these young adult Texans will travel on Roadtrip Nation’s green RV to explore an array of post-secondary paths, from trade schools to four-year universities, and beyond. They’ll also conduct in-depth interviews with working professionals who hold jobs in fields that align with the students’ current interests, chosen endorsements, or career aspirations.
Filmed for the Roadtrip Nation public television series, this experience will introduce selected participants-—and TV audiences—to the unique set of opportunities available to today’s average American teenager, while also showcasing the exciting innovations taking place specifically within the state of Texas.
Students can get more info and apply at this link: http://roadtripnation.texas-roadtrip.sgizmo.com/s3/
Lamar Introduction to Engineering (LITE) Summer Program
Lamar Introduction To Engineering (LITE) – Senior is a new summer program sponsored by Motiva and the
College of Engineering at Lamar University aimed toward high school students looking to explore the field
of engineering. LITE – Senior will expose students to the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and
mechanical engineering through innovative research conducted by faculty, hands-on experiments,
projects and much more.
Explore the tasks engineers undertake on a daily basis
Engage with faculty members from different departments
Concentrate on a variety of applications in each field
Participate in presentations and hands-on activities
Learn the meaning of what it is to be an engineer
Entering or current high school students
Must have a 'B' average in Math and Science classes
Strong recommendations from current math or science teachers
July 24 - 28
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Daily drop-off will be from 8:30 am - 9:00 am.
Pick-up is at 1:00 p.m.
No fee! LITE - Senior is proudly sponsored by Motiva and the College of Engineering!
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship
Who Can Apply: If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one school-sponsored sport, are a leader in your community and role model at your school .
Deadline: October 2, 2017
Application is available at wendysheisman.com
Reading Skills & Speed Reading Program
Online summer reading program sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. For more info call 1-800-964-9974 or view the flyer.
Camp L.E.A.D. at Texas Tech University
Camp L.E.A.D. is Texas Tech University's leadership education and development program. During this four-day/three-night program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team building activities.
All expenses, including transportation, housing, and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted to the program.
Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:
  • Grade level - must be an incoming high school senior in the fall of 2017
  • Academic Performance - student's high school counselor will need to submit an internal form regarding student's academic performance. Students will also be asked to self-report ACT/SAT test scores.
  • Community Involvement - must be an active member of the community and involved in extracurricular activities
  • Leadership - must have a proven desire to be a leader
Students should apply at www.camplead.ttu.edu.
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017.
For additional information, call 806-742-2011 or email camplead@ttu.edu.
College and Career Night
Where: Lamar Institute of Technology
Multipurpose Center
802 East Lavaca
Beaumont, TX. 77705
When: Tuesday, April 11
6:00 - 8:00 pm
For more info call 409-839-2007 or email ddnelson@lit.edu

Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars
The Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars program brings talented rising high school seniors to the University of Chicago campus to get an early taste of an exceptional college experience. Outstanding students who share the Neubauers' commitment to the Hispanic and Latino communities are invited to apply. https://summer.uchicago.edu/high-school/neubauer-summer-scholars
A College Planning Guide for Hispanic Students
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics released a college planning resource intended to help guide Hispanic students and their families through the college preparation and application process. The resource guide includes information on a variety of topics, including college preparation courses, differences between types of postsecondary institutions, completing college applications, college entrance exams, financial aid applications, and preparing for the first semester of college. The guide serves as a continuation of previous resources published by ED geared toward Hispanic students. In 2014, for example, ED released a resource guide for Hispanic students focused on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
University of Texas Automatic Admission Policy
The University of Texas automatic admission policy will be the top 7% for the freshmen class of 2018.

The Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers Presents...
What: 41st Annual High School Conference
Where: Texas A&M Univeristy
When: 1/27/17 - 1/28/17
Registration: 10/10/16 - 11/19/16
Class visits, campus tours, design challenges and more!
Contact: hsc@swetamu.org or www.swetamu.com/high-school-conference
The Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers Presents...
Cardinal View
When: Saturday, October 8, 8:30 am
Where: Montagne Center
What to expect:
-Meet five academic collegs
-Interact with current LU students and parents
-Tour Cardinal Village Residence Halls
-Have lunch at Brooks-Shivers Dining Hall
-Visit Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center
-Receive financial aid and scholarship information
Go to beacardinal.com/cardinalview to register
Aggieland Saturday
We at Texas A&M University invite you to Aggieland Saturday, an annual campus-wide open house for prospective students and their families. During this one day, you can meet current students, tour the dorms, visit libraries and computer labs and see what Texas A&M has to offer you. You can also learn more about our colleges and majors, get information about admission and pick up some financial aid and scholarship information, too.
You could spend 52 Saturdays working, cleaning your room or mowing the yard. Why not spend one Saturday in Aggieland? Registration is recommended but not required. So bring your family and friends, and we'll see you in Aggieland on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
Aggieland Info Day
Prospective students interested in attending Texas A&M can experience all that we offer during Aggieland Information Day (Monday, Nov. 21). Aggieland Information Day is a combined event held in the fall that complements our largest event of the year,Aggieland Saturday.
During Aggieland Information Day, participants will learn about the admissions process, opportunities for financial aid and our academic colleges. Additionally, participants will tour campus, view the residence halls and learn more about the history and traditions that make our university so unique. During the day, participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, staff and academic advisors, as well as have access to resource tables where they will learn about our majors and resources on campus.
We The Students Essay Contest
This contest features over $20,000 in prizes, and a grand prize of $5,000. This contest is perfect for students who need help paying for college! To win, students must answer the following question: Does peaceful resistance to laws positively or negatively impact a free society? Essays must be 500-800 words, and included cited sources. Register at http://www.billofrightsinstitute.org/engage/students-programs-events/scholarship/

Juniors, it's time to sign up for the PSAT! Sign up in the counselors' office. Cost is $15. Deadline to sign up is September 22. Test date is October 19. Besides getting used to the test's format, gain valuable information from CollegeBoard to be more successful on the SAT.
National Association for College Admission
The National Association for College Admission Counseling is pleased to announce the Houston National College Fair to be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the NRG Park. Current high school sophomores and juniors in the Houston area are encouraged to come and visit with representatives from over 200 colleges and universities from all over the country. We strongly encourage your students to register online for the fair in advance—this saves valuable time by not having to complete information cards for each institution in which they are interested. Students can register themselves online at www.gotomyncf.com or by using their mobile device.
Remind 101 from the Junior Counselor
If you would like to receive remind 101 messages from Mr. Sims concerning information for juniors please text 81010 with the message @simsco

LEAP Meeting
A LEAP meeting for parents and students will be help on Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 in the LGI. If you are interested in earning dual credit while in high school through Lamar University then please plan to attend this meeting.
Dual Credit Options/TSI
Next school year students will have the opportunity to earn college and high school credit. This is in addition to our Lamar Early Access Program. If you are interested in earning college credit in high school then you will need to take the TSI exam. This exam will be offered on our campus on April 23. The registration deadline is April 15.

There will be a parent meeting held on April 4th at 6 PM in the LGI to discuss dual credit options available to our students along with tuition and registration requirements.
Sign up to take SAT/ACT before start of Senior Year
Sign up to take a SAT or ACT before the start of your senior year. Some college application deadlines are as early as November 1 and you will need an SAT or ACT score in order to complete the application process. Please review the remaining dates to sign up to take the test. You must sign up online approximately one month prior to test date.
SAT dates left to test: sat.collegeboard.org
Test Date
May 7
June 4

ACT dates left to test: www.actstudent.org
Test Date
April 9
June 11
Beaumont A & M Club Meeting
Area high school juniors are invited to attend the Beaumont A & M Club meeting on February 23, 2016 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Church Center, 700 Jefferson Street in Beaumont. The meeting begins at 6:30 P.M. in the St. Anthony Center. A complimentary dinner will be served to students and their family at 7 P.M. This meeting will serve as an introduction to Texas A & M University. Scholarship applications will only be distributed to seniors.
Lamar Preview Day
Lamar Preview Day will be Saturday, February 20.
NASA High School Aero Space Scholars
NASA seeks high school juniors interested in space and science! The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at: http://has.aerospacescholars.org

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants. Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. Students with the highest scores are invited to Johnson Space Center in Houston for six days where they will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.

For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at:http://has.aerospacescholars.org. You can also learn more about the program by viewing “High School Aerospace Scholars: A Journey of Discovery” video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3HeXYi9Z5Q.

Longhorn Saturday
If your student is interested in attending The University of Texas Austin Longhorn Saturday is a great even to attend. This will be held on October 31, 2015.

UT Austin will also hold Longhorn Monday on November 23, 2015.

A student may register for the above events @mybealonghorn.u.texas.edu/my/events
Aggie Land Saturday
If your student is interested in going to Texas A&M for college then Aggie Land Saturday is a great event to attend for all Juniors. This will be held on February 13, 2015 at Texas A&M College Station Campus. Please see their website for further information.

A&M will also hold Aggie Information Day on November 23, 2015.
Junior Class Files (updated 10/3/16)
 Fall Parent Night 2016.pptx
Fall Parent Info Meeting PowerPoint
 Parent Action Plan-11th grade.doc
Parent Action Plan: 11th Grade
 PNG Guidelines and Procedures.docx
TSI Registration Instructions
PSAT Practice Power Point
 SAT and ACT date 2015-2016.docx
ACT and SAT Testing Dates
Class Contacts
+ Faircloth, Emily
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