ISA Daily Student Bulletin
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Club Meetings: Week of April 20
Makeup astronomy club
Interact, 1:15 (to discuss Relay for Life)
Whole School Announcement
- Relay for Life is back! Sign up and payments are completely online this year. Log in to the system with Google, search for our team (International School of the Americas, with Alexis Sanchez as captain), and join. We would like each student and/or parent to donate at least $10 to participate. The all-night event happens from 7:00 PM on Friday, March 1 until 7:00 AM on Saturday, May 2nd, at the Classics Elite Soccer Fields across the street from Blossom Athletic Center baseball fields. Participants are allowed to leave at 11:00, but after that point they must stay until morning. This counts as 12 hours of community service if present the entire time.
- On April 29th from 5-7:30pm, the Witte will be hosting a career block party for students to network in the career fields of their interests. ISA has a bus that will be able to take any students to and from the Witte. If you want to ride the bus, see Mr. Smith in the office to pick up a permission slip. Fill out this form if you are interested. Talk to Paige Johnson or Lola Carrola for more information.
When: May 16
Time: 8 pm-12 am
Place: Sunset Station
Cost: $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at the door
Tickets go on sale the Monday, May 11th
- The Mayor’s Fitness Council 2015-2016 Student Ambassador Program is seeking committed, enthusiastic youth to serve as advocates for healthy eating and active living in their schools and communities. Student Ambassadors will represent the Mayor’s Fitness Council by promoting and encouraging healthy living at their school campus, at home, and in their communities (Did you see our new breakfast cart? That was the workings of Mayor’s Fitness Council Student Ambassador!). For more information on the program, visit the Student Ambassador’s website and come see Mrs. Woodard. Applications are due May 1st.
- Northwood Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their carnival on Saturday May 2nd. This is a great way to earn some service hours before the end of the year! The shifts run from 2:45-7pm, and you are welcome to sign up for more than one shift. To sign up, please come by Mrs. Woodard’s office or email Jeannette.firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday April 22nd at 4pm! On the day of the carnival, be sure to wear an ISA t-shirt, and check-in at the Volunteer Booth when you arrive.
- THE AGAPÈ PROJECT: COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY. Students! Are you interested in engaging in dialogue with young refugees? Want to be in a documentary? If the answer to these questions is yes and you will be in San Antonio for the first month of the summer, this is the project for you! Click THIS LINK to learn more and apply. A hard copy of your completed application will be due April 10 to Mr. Sprott. Questions? Contact Anjali Khatri at email@example.com .
- You can design the next ISA T-Shirt. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors submit your your designs by May 11th to the ISA Front Office. Designs will be voted on May 14th. A prize will be awarded for the winning design by the ISA Amigos.
- ISA and STEM are offering a summer health class Monday-Thursday, June 8-11 & June 15-18 from 8 am-4 pm. The cost is $100. Space is limited so please sign-up soon if you are interested using this Summer Health Registration Form
Service Opportunities: Don’t forget to post a blog about it
- Interested in volunteering at a hospital this summer?
- Student volunteers are an important part of the VA medical centers’ treatment team. Volunteers will be selected according to the needs of the medical center, assignment, preference, and skills. Training and an orientation will be provided. To become a VA student volunteer, visit Volunteer or Donate to complete and submit the form.
- Baptist Health System - The Volunteer Departments at Baptist Health System welcomes volunteers ranging from teenagers to adults and they are excited to put your hands and mind to good work as a volunteer. Interested students should contact the volunteer coordinator at the location they are interested in volunteering at, and complete the application. For more information, including contact information, please visit their website.
- There are many Hospice Organization seeking volunteers as well. Check out the listings here.
- Be sure to check out other the upcoming service opportunities listed on the service calendar (tinyurl.com/ISAservice)
- What are your post graduation plans? Fill out the google form so that we know what you are planning to do. Post Graduation Plans Form
- IF you are planning on submitting a speech for the senior “reflection” at graduation this year-a typed hard copy is due to Ms. Anderson by 4:15 on Tuesday, April 28th. IF you are planning on auditioning to perform at graduation, auditions will be held at lunch on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st. Please sign up for an audition slot with Mr. Freeman.
- If you have done work each year with Interact, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship from Oak Hills Rotary. Documents need to be submitted to Ms. Moore (who only collects documents--a committee from the Rotary Club decides the winners) by Monday, April 20.
- Want free help filling out the FAFSA or the TAFSA? There are events scheduled around the city to offer assistance to families as they fill out the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) forms.
Schedule for Student Aid Saturdays
- Mid-Year Reports are available now for colleges. If a college that you applied to asks for a mid-year report, come and see Mrs. Magadance. If your school is on The Common Application, Mrs. Magadance will automatically upload your mid-year report for you.
- College Acceptance Letters- Hey Seniors, as you receive college acceptance letters and emails, come show them to Mrs. Magadance!! AND Get a star to add to our wall of acceptance!!!
- Just a friendly reminder about college applications: When applying to colleges using other formats besides Common App (non-electronic applications), please remember to provide your recommender with envelopes that have the address of the admissions office of the school and a stamp. Thanks!
- Want to talk internship? Come see Mrs. Woodard in the main office, or email her (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up a time to talk.
- SAT and ACT Test dates: the last test dates of the year are quickly approaching. Don’t forget to register.
April 21,2015(Late Registration)
May 2, 2015
May 8, 2015
June 6, 2015
May 8, 2015
June 13, 2015
- SAT and ACT Fee Waivers: Fee waivers are available for both exams if you receive free or reduced lunch. They can be picked up from Mrs. Magadance.
- SAT registration is at collegeboard.org
- ACT registration is at actstudent.org
- Trying to access your portfolio? The link to login can be found at the bottom of the student bulletin(under Links to Logins section) as well as on the “Students” page of the ISA website, or you can just type “blogs.neisd.net”.
- Remember that the PSAT format closely mirrors the SAT.
- Weekly tutoring schedule: 4:15-5:30 pm
Mondays: World Geography & English
Wednesdays: Algebra & Geometry
- Endorsements 2015-2016 Use the attached document to determine which endorsement you would like to earn while in high school.
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