Wednesday, January 9, 2019

RYLA-Due January 17th

Calling sophomores and juniors. Rotary is putting on a week long, free summer camp that is centered around leadership. Camp RYLA provides you with an opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions, and beliefs with other students, in a relaxed, retreat style setting. You’ll develop new friendships and become a more effective role model, team player, and leader. The days of camp are non-stop with team building activities, river rafting, ropes courses, the RYLA Olympics and community service Projects. Everything including transportation to and from the camp are included. Camp is from June 30th through July 5th.

Application is here. Fill out the simple application, attach your resume and a essay (2 page max.) saying why you want to attend. Turn into Mrs Browning in room D1127 by January 17th.

Monday, January 7, 2019

More Paid Internships...

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport offers High School internships throughout our organization so that students can develop their professional skills with valuable hands-on, real-world experience.  Interns receive professional development opportunities in their field of study and the opportunity to enhance networking skills with City of Austin Leaders.  Part and full-time year-around internship programs are available for high school students of all majors.

Program Benefits
·       Competitive Pay
·       Free Parking
·       Exposure to Corporate Business Practices
·       Mentoring
·       Career-Related Experience
·       Potential to Transition into a Full-Time Position
·       Resume, Interviewing and Networking Skills
Areas
·       Accounting
·       Finance
·       Construction Management
·       Engineering
·       Environmental
·       Customer Service
·       Safety
·       Security
·       Airport Operations
·       Human Resources
·       Public Information
·       Property Management
·       Music
·       Graphic Design
·       Maintenance
·       Airport Planning

Interested in applying?  Great, please have the following ready.
Resume
Cover letter (explain how the internship fits with your education, learning plans/objectives and/or future career path)
Official transcript
References or letters of recommendation
Must pass a 10-year criminal history background check and security threat assessment to be accepted into our program
Contact Information:  Please email us at ABIA.Internships@austintexas.gov

More Paid Internships


Paid Summer Internship Opportunities

The Applied Research Laboratories with The University of Texas at Austin every summer sponsors a Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program for high school graduates who will be attending a senior college beginning with the fall semester, and who have applied to UT Austin (preference given to students attending UT Austin, and whose intended majors are electrical, mechanical and aerospace engineering, physics, mathematics, and computer science).

This program, which began in 1982, involves summer employment at Applied Research Laboratories in northwest Austin and provides a "hands-on" introduction to research and development.  This is an amazing summer program for graduating seniors, and it gives them the opportunity to earn a competitive salary ($15.44 an hour) for the 12 week program.  This prestigious group of students also write reports that are published and widely distributed at the end of their summer term.  Please check our web site for additional information regarding the program:
 

The application deadline for this program is March 15th, 2019 (they need to receive official high school transcripts by this deadline as well).


FUTURE READINESS PARENT SEMINAR: APPRENTICESHIPS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL : EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 23
6 – 8 p.m.

Are you interested in working with your hands in a trade like construction,
electrical, HVAC, or plumbing? Or, maybe an alternative to college?
Get an overview of how apprenticeships work (paid full-time work and evening/weekend classes),
how to apply for one, and the opportunities for advancement in the field.
Location: Round Rock High School, 300 N. Lake Creek Dr.,
Round Rock, TX 78681, in the 100 Building Lecture Hall
Audience: RRISD students and parents/guardians with their student(s) – grades 11-12.
Presenters: Leonard Aguilar of the Texas Building & Construction Trades Council
and Joe Cooper of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union #286

Monday, December 10, 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

Community Impact just published a resource for volunteer work! Click here to see different places across Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto where you can apply.

Remember, volrock.org is another great resource to find volunteer opportunities in the area.

Monday, October 15, 2018

TAG Referral Window November 12th - December 7th


This is the online registration link, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAxwXU96clUOVhdjIN6HXx10DZXVYEE7I3npNkx53h43r5kg/viewform , it will not become active until the 12th. If you are unable to fill out online, please contact Mrs. Browning (D1127). At the end of the online form, parents/guardians are required to print the Referral Packet and Permission to Test form (Spanish version of form). This hard copy must be turned into the Mrs. Browning by Dec. 7, 2018 at 4:00pm.  The online form must be completed online AND the Permission to Test form (hard copy) must be completed and turned into Mrs. Browning by Dec. 7, 2018 by 4:00 p.m in order for your child to be tested.


Please visit the RRISD TAG website for more information regarding gifted services and the identification process and procedures. There is also a presentation you might want to read through, click here.



Texas A&M Local Information Night


Monday, October 8, 2018

College Admissions Night, October 10th

Starting at 6pm in the cafeteria, we will have a parent night where we will have a panel of college admission representatives here to give us the ins and outs of college admissions. We have collected frequently asked parent questions that we will have the representatives answer. It will be a unique way to see what college admission officers are looking for. We will have a Texas public school, a Texas private school and a out of state school there. This way we can have different perspectives on all things college admission related. All grade levels are welcome to attend!


*Colleges representatives present will be Texas State University, Baylor University and Rhodes College

Monday, October 1, 2018

Juniors, NASA Seeks 11th Graders in Texas for Free Program

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) applications are now open! HAS is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Texas high school juniors to explore careers at NASA, learn about what they might want to study in college, and unite with like-minded students across the state. Following a series of online lessons, the highest achieving students will be invited to an all-expenses-paid, week-long visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer. Selected participants will plan a mission to Mars while receiving guidance from NASA scientists and engineers. Both the online and onsite portions are free to participants.

Apply for the program by visiting www.has.aerospacescholars.org. The website includes detailed program information, the student application, important dates, and a brochure with all the details!

·       You can also learn more about the program by viewing the two available videos on our homepage:

Friday, September 28, 2018

UT is hosting a free College Readiness Workshop

Students and their parents are invited to the UT campus for the day
for workshops covering a variety of topics, such as the college application
process, mock lectures, financial aid, college life and more. The
information presented at these workshops is valuable to all students,
whether they are applying to UT or other schools.This year's Ready,
Set, Go! will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 11am-3pm on
the UT campus in the Jackson School of Geosciences building
(305 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712).Free lunch will be provided to all
attendees, and there will be an optional campus tour afterwards.
Flyer is below