University of Houston Frontier Fiesta

Frontier Fiesta is a student led, student run organization that hosts a large-scale three day music and entertainment festival for the students of the University of Houston and also for the surrounding Houston community. Last year the event brought in a total attendance of around 30,000. Frontier Fiesta will take place from March 23rd-25th, 2017. During the event we provide concerts, variety shows, carnival booths, a family fun day, a cook-off, and much more! The Frontier Fiesta Association has a rich history of giving back to the community. In saying this, they are offering several scholarship opportunities.

The association is offering multiple scholarships to any incoming freshman student who will be attending the University of Houston in the 2017 fall semester. To apply for these scholarships, students can log onto www.uh.edu/fiesta or email  ffse@central.uh.edu.

 

 

SFA and UT Tyler Open House

Stephen F. Austin State University has three scheduled Saturday Showcase open house events:
November 12, 2016
February 18, 2017
March 25, 2017

Make plans to attend and visit with representatives from academics, student services, residence life, financial aid and more! Admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements and any other questions you may have.

You can also schedule campus visits, which are available M-F at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
Contact the Office of Admissions at (936)468-2504 to schedule your visit, or email admissions@sfasu.edu

UT Tyler will hold their Patriot Preview Day on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This is a great day for future students to visit and tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and students, and ask any college related questions they might have. Students will also receive a free lunch and t-shirt! To register online, go to www.uttyler.edu/preview.

Friday Events and District Cross Country on Monday

The Lady Bulldogs host Alba-Golden today in an important district volleyball match. The varsity will play at 4:30 in the E. L, Kirk Gym.

Congratulations to the Middle School football teams on their wins against Elkhart. The 7th grade won 26-22, and the 8th grade won 33-24.

The varsity football team hosts Elkhart tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Along with the football game, fans will get to see the varsity cheerleaders and the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band perform.

Monday is the district cross country meet. Eustace will host the meet at the 4 Pines Ranch which is just south of town. There is no admission charge and everyone is invited to come out and support the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. The varsity boys race will start at 1:30. The varsity girls will run after the varsity boys race. JV teams will follow the varsity.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

Scholarships

November 30, 2016- The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. Eligible applicants are:
• High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
• Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
For further information, visit www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2016- The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund continues its yearly Youth Essay Contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior(grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for fourth place. For further information, visit www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx

Scholarship

January 31, 2017- The Texas Student Housing Scholarship is now available for application. This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton Texas. Texas Women’s University and the University of North Texas restricts freshmen from living off-campus, therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Air Force Academy Scholarships

Find an Admissions Advisor by Region
If you or your students have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts at: http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/find-your-admissions-liaison-officer/

Outreach Events
Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy! There are representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. Visit http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/find-an-outreach-event/ to find upcoming events in your area.

KEY Dates:
 Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
 Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31. Visit http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/the-application-process/nominations/ for more information.
 Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15. This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like. Limited spaces are available.
Rolling Deadlines: Applicants’ specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted. Visit http://www.academyadmissions.com/admissions/outreach-programs/summer-seminar/ for more information.

During a Student’s Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online at https://admissions.usafa.edu/gateway/gateway.aspx

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.
Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:
 Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
 Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
 Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
 Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
 Work background, including prior enlisted service
 Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
 Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance
We take a holistic view of our applicants. They’re more than a GPA or standardized test score. We’re looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities. For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience. This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like. If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor.

Campus Tours

If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance.

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.

www.academyadmissions.com

Weekend Recap and This Week

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their 3-2 win over Grand Saline on Friday! The win keeps the Lady Bulldogs in the middle of the playoff race with games against Kemp and Alba-Golden this week.

The varsity football team lost to #3 Malakoff on Friday. After two road games, the Bulldogs are back at the Boneyard this Friday to take on Elkhart. Kickoff will be at 7:30.

The Mighty Bulldog Marching Band performed at the Cedar Creek Lake Marching Festival on Saturday. Although the band did not make the finals, they are improving each week. A video of the performance will be posted to the district’s YouTube channel later today.

This week is National School Lunch Week.

This week is also the Middle School’s fall Book Fair.

Monday – Middle School Volleyball at Kemp; Band Practice – 6:30 – 9:00

Tuesday – High School District Volleyball v. Kemp – 4:30

Thursday – MS Football v. Elkhart – 5:00; JV District Football at Elkhart – 6:00

Friday – Kindergarten Field Trip to Brookshire Museum; High School District Volleyball v. Alba-Golden – 4:30; Varsity Football v. Elkhart – 7:30

I hope everyone has a great week!

Mighty Bulldog Marching Band Getting Ready to Perform at CCL Marching Festival
Mighty Bulldog Marching Band Getting Ready to Perform at CCL Marching Festival

Texas A&M Admissions Mixer

Texas A&M is holding an admissions event, the On Track to Enroll Mixer, for those prospective students and parents who may have questions regarding the application and admissions process. During this event, counselors will review the admissions process and the pieces of the application, majors, Engineering Review, and housing. They will also touch on financial aid and scholarships. Following all of this will be a question and answer session.
There will be limited space, so please register as soon as possible. Details are as follows:

What: Texas A&M Admissions Event: On Track To Enroll
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 @6:30PM
Where: One Realtor Center, 2772 S SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
Register: http://tx.ag/OTTETyler

Cross Country Results and Friday's Events

Yesterday, the cross country teams traveled to Lindale for their weekly competition. All four teams won their divisions! The varsity girls were led by Chanda Westbrook, who finished first overall on the girls side. The varsity girls finished with 39 points: the second place team had 94.

The varsity boys were led by Ericsen Gudjohnsen, who place 3rd overall. The varsity boys finished with a score of 40 points. The second place team had 80 points.

All our cross country teams are getting ready for the district on Monday, October 17. The meet will be held at the 4 Pines Ranch just south of Eustace.

The JV football team lost to Malakoff yesterday. The Middle School football teams traveled to Westwood for their games. The 8th grade won 24-6, while the 7th grade lost a high scoring game 38-33.

The High School volleyball teams travel to Grand Saline today. The varsity game will start at 4:30.

The varsity football team will travel to Malakoff tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30. Fans will also get to see the varsity cheerleaders perform, as well as the Mighty Bulldog Marching Band.

The Bulldog Band will also be competing in the Mabank Marching Contest tomorrow at 1:30.

I hope everyone has a great week!