Friday, April 12, 2019

Don't Stress or Your Brain will Regress

The Treat Yo-self organization presents "A Day on Biology of Stress" and ways to treat yo-self. Come on down to the dance portable 925 from 4:20 p.m.-5:30 p.m., April 18th 2019 and learn about the ways stress can mess with your body along with stretching techniques to cope with it. Refreshments will be provided!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

April 4th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm: How to help your kids with Anxiety Presentation

On April 4th, we will have Sydney Dickerson here at Westwood in the library great room to give an evening presentation about "How to help your kids with anxiety."

Sydney Dickerson, LCSW-S holds a Master’s degree in Social work from the University of Texas at Austin and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor. She has been working with adolescents and their families for the past 9 years and specializes in trauma. Sydney is certified in both Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused CBT. She has extensive experience working with teens who struggle with anxiety and depression as well as coaching parents around these topics. She currently works at Good Mourning Counseling Center.

Monday, March 11, 2019

RRISD Career Fair-April 1st

On Monday, April 1, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Round Rock High School, 201 Deep Wood Dr. in Round Rock, students Pre-K through grade 12 are invited to attend the Districtwide Career Fair, a free event. At the fair, students and parents will enjoy hands-on interactive exhibits that demonstrate a wide array of professional and skilled career choices. Exhibitors from the surrounding business community aim to provide students with access to the necessary knowledge, skills, and the confidence they need to secure successful futures.

Secondary students can experience:
·         Resume and application tips,
·         Networking opportunities,
·         Careers on wheels; including the armed forces,
·         Giveaways,
·         Career discovery software,
·         Interactive photo booth with souvenir photos to take home, and
·         FAFSA assistance.
Elementary students will enjoy:
·         Meet and greet opportunities with community helpers such as EMTs, firefighters, and police officers,
·         Careers on wheels, including the Trailblazer Bus, Texas National Guard Command Center Bus, a Circuit of The Americas car, plumbing, HVAC, electrical and solar training units,
·         Giveaways, and
·         Interactive photo booth with souvenir photos to take home.
The Career Exploration Fair offers students the opportunity to discover, consider and get excited about becoming future ready.

Brought to you by Round Rock ISD counseling services and sponsored in part by the Round Rock ISD Partners in Education Foundation.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program, Free!

Our Summer Immersion Program is a free​ ​7-week introductory computer science ​program ​for​ ​10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants​ ​learn​ about ​computer science,​ ​gain​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​tech​ ​jobs,​ ​and​ ​join​ ​a​ sisterhood​ ​of​ ​girls​ ​who​ ​are​ ​using​ ​computer​ ​science​ ​to​ ​become​ ​change-makers.

March 15th is deadline to apply!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Financial Aid Week at ACC

ACC's mission is to help you achieve your academic goals by providing you with financial resources and valuable information. Learn all about paying for college during Financial Aid Week, March 5-9.
Register to attend the Kick-Off Info Session or get help with FAFSA and TAFSA applications. Click here

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Potential Paid Internships at Gap, Old Navy or Banana Republic

Goodwill Central Texas’ program, This Way Ahead: This Way Ahead (TWA) is a partnership with Gap Inc. focused on helping teens gain life skills, jobs skills, and land their first job. The program provides the opportunity for youth, ages 16-22, to participate in job readiness trainings then apply to and interview for paid summer internships at Old Navy, Gap, and Banana Republic stores. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Free Yoga for our students!

"Take a break, treat yo-self?"
The Treat Yo-self organization presents "Day with Yoga"
Experience the benefits of yoga meditation and breathing techniques, all as a treat to yo-self!
Come to the Dance Portable (925)
February 15th from 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Monday, February 11, 2019

UT Computer Science Camps-2 options are free!

The deadline for applying to First Bytes and Code Longhorn is Wednesday, March 13.  We are still updating the registration site for the Robotics and Cybersecurity camps, and those should be open by the end of February.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Girls State Interest Form-Due February 15th what is the Girls State Website if you want to learn more about the program.

What is Girls State?
Texas Bluebonnet Girls State is a mythical 51st state where, for one week, participants, or “citizens”, organize their own city, county, and state governments. They elect their own officials, learn the duties of the various city, county and state offices. Citizens introduce and debate their own bills in a mock legislature. The program concludes with a visit to the State Capitol building in Austin where the citizens are given an opportunity to sight-see and meet state officials.

Fill out interest form here (all dates for interviews and camp are listed here)

Monday, February 4, 2019

ACC Information Night @ ACC-Feb 7th

The ACC HS Programs office will be hosting an open Dual Credit Information Session this Thursday, February 7th, from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the ACC Cypress Creek Campus located in Cedar Park. Student and parents are encouraged to attend and learn about the ACC Dual Credit program, enrollment steps, registration timelines & process, and ask any questions they might have. Complete details are below:

ACC HS Programs Dual Credit Information Session
Thursday, 2/7, from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cypress Creek Campus (CYP) - Multipurpose Room 1102 (Bldg. 1000)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

More Paid Internships

Ladders for Leadership Internship Program

Eligibility Requirements
• Between the ages of 16-18
• Currently enrolled in High School
• Minimum GPA 3.0
• Must attend job readiness training – May 4, 2019 9am-1pm
• Responsible for transportation to and from worksite
• Be a resident of Williamson County
Internship opportunities are available with local business partners. The 2019 program will run from June 10, 2019 – July 19, 2019. The interns will be paid $9 per hour and will work 20 hours per week.
Ladders for Leaders will not only connect students with employment but also provide job readiness training and guidance throughout the employment process. Students will learn how to obtain employment, conduct themselves in a professional manner, value time commitments and develop workplace skills. Click here  Due March 15th

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
·       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.
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

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).


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