Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Should We All Be Feminists?

Ms. Atwater's 1st period class received a copy of the book and had a great discussion about this topic, but if you missed it you can still participate. Listen to the Ted Talk and then answer the question on the Padlet!
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Black Panther Self Study

Use the GALILEO password, "option"

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bullet Journal Workshop

If you missed the bullet journal workshop, check out these videos on how to get yours going.

Check out this guide to download a handy habit tracker!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Summer Programs to Apply For Now

Carnegie Mellon’s Pre-College programs allow students to explore college life both in the classroom and outside to see what’s going on outside of campus.
Students are able to mingle with people from all over the world and participate in exciting summer activities that include architecture, art, design, drama, music and even advanced placement and early admission.
The best part? There are no tuition housing or dining fees for students who are selected to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity!
Deadline: March 1st

Deadline to apply March 15, 2017. For rising female high school juniors and seniors interested in engineering. Cost is $1450 to attend but rising seniors (class of 2018) who are African/Black American, Latino, Native American/Alaska Native, or Pacific Islander meeting the requirements will automatically be considered for a full tuition waiver. They also offer a Catalyst Academy open to males and females.

The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th–11th grade girls (rising juniors and seniors) to learn computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

The Summer Immersion Program is an introductory Computer Science course, and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!

Deadline: March 16th

Apply: https://girlswhocode.fluidreview.com/

Deadline to apply Mar 2, 2017. Open to current high school senior who intends to be enrolled in a computer science, computer engineering, software engineering or related area for 2017 – 2018 academic year at a four year university. Housing and transportation will be provided for the residential camps.

Each summer, the Ronald Reagan Student Leadership Program inspires hundreds of students to expand upon their leadership abilities through the tenets of Communication, Optimism, and Informed Decision Making. Lessons are crafted by the Reagan Foundation’s team of credentialed educators with the goal of helping students to grow on a personal and professional level. Activities are student-driven, highly engaging, and involve a combination of small group interactions, 1:1 mentoring, and public speaking opportunities. By providing training and support at a world class facility with credentialed and trained staff, we cultivate the next generation of citizen leaders that our schools, communities, and country need.

Deadline: February 12th

The purpose of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference is to promote the vital role of the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy and to inspire students to pursue journalism careers. High school juniors who will graduate in spring 2019 are encouraged to apply for the 2018 conference at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

To qualify as an applicant for this program:

You must be a high school junior who will graduate in the Class of 2019.
You must be committed to pursuing a career in journalism.
You must demonstrate qualities of a “free spirit.”
You must be available to attend the conference June 16-21, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
You must fill out the application completely. Unfinished applications will not be considered.
Applications must be submitted by Feb. 1, 2018.

Deadline: February 1st

Deadline to apply March 30, 2018. The two-week program for rising high school seniors interested in pursuing a business education in college allows students to take college prep and business fundamentals courses taught by Penn State faculty. Participants will also get a glimpse of what college life is like by living in residence halls during their two-week stay on Penn State’s University Park campus. Cost: FREE!

3 sessions in July

Deadline to apply March 2, 2018. Open to high school sophomores and juniors interested in exploring the field of engineering. The program is designed to acquaint participants with the engineering profession, the academic expectations of college, and the nature of life at a university. Cost: FREE!

Essays to Watch out for Via VolunteenNation

·         2018 Drive2Life Contest http://www.scholastic.com/Drive2Life/contest/
Students in grades 6–12 can enter the 2018 Drive2Life Contest to help prevent speeding.
Each participating student must create a storyboard or written script for a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to help prevent speeding. 
One Grand Prize winner will win $1,000 and a trip to NYC to have his or her PSA filmed professionally. Plus, the winner and his or her PSA video will be featured on Teen Kids News and in select Scholastic magazines! See the Prizes section below for more details.
Deadline – February 2nd

·         2018 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST - http://bjconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2018-RL-Essay-Contest-Entry-Forms-FINAL.pdf
Essay Topic In most public high schools, certain days are marked as religious holidays on the school calendar, and the schools are closed on those days. As public schools become more diverse, some students’ religious holy day(s) are not days that the schools are closed, resulting in absences for those students.
Prize - $2000
Deadline – March 9

·         Penguin Books Contest - http://www.penguin.com/services-academic/essayhome/
Select one of the following five topics:
1.       How is Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl still relevant more than two hundred years after slavery has been abolished? Be specific about how the treatment of oppressed people today reflects the treatment of slaves in the book and what can be learned from Harriet Jacobs’ story.
2.       Harriet Jacobs’ experiences suggest that slavery negatively impacts not only the slave, but also the slaveholder. In what ways are the masters and mistresses in the book corrupted by slavery? Why does this occur?
3.       Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a story of survival and even success in an almost impossible situation. What about Harriet Jacobs’ character accounts for her ability to overcome?
4.       What special circumstances did slaves face in motherhood? How do these women cope with or adapt to their situation? In what ways do they protect and preserve the next generation?
5.       What are the differences between the Christianity practiced by slaves and the Christianity practiced by slave owners? Is religion depicted more convincingly as a force for progressive change or as a way to preserve the status quo?
Prize - $1000
Deadline – April 14th

·         AFSA High School Senior College Scholarship - https://scholarships360.org/afsa-high-school-senior-college-scholarship/
The American Fire Sprinkler Association offers the AFSA High School Senior College Scholarship for high school students. A total of $20,000 are awarded.  Ten winners receive a scholarship of $2,000 each.
Prize - $2,000

Deadline – April 1st