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November 2011 Newsletter

  1. 1. TELACU EDUCATIONFOUNDATIONSPECIAL Classic Upward Bound IIPOINTS OF N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1INTEREST: Nov. 5th: SAT Test Date JP Morgan CHASE Grant : The Road t o College Sout hern Calif ornia Trip 10/ 08-10/ 09/ 2011 Nov.19th: Senior Workshop On the weekend of October 8th-9th, twenty-seven scholars had the opportunity to take part of the Road to College Southern California trip sponsored by J.P. Morgan. Scholars had the opportunity to visit the following six college campuses in Southern California: San Diego State University, University of San Diego, UC San Diego, Pomona College, Harvey Mudd College, and the University of La Verne. During each campus visit the scholars had the opportunity to take a campus tour where they observed different buildings and learned about the different programs each campus offers. Scholars also met with cur- rent students who are part of different organizations on campus and spoke to the scholars about their college experiences. Overall it was a great weekend full of lots of important information about each college. Scholars please visit their website in order to learn more about the colleges we visited during this weekend. HAPPY Big Bear Trip 10/ 15-10/ 16/ 2011BIRTHDAY!! On the weekend of October 15th-16th, twenty-seven scholars had the opportunity to take part of the Big Bear ROBERTO R. trip. On this trip the scholars had the opportunity to work and 11/03 strengthen their communication skills, self confidence and leader- ship skills by participating in different activities such as low and high rope courses provided by Lodestone Adventures, This trip was full of adventures and experiences that taught each scholar something new about themselves and everyone else. Please take the opportunity to reflect on what you learned during this weekend and apply it to your everyday life journeys. Independent / Privat e School Syst em Workshop 10/ 22/ 2011 On Saturday Oct. 22, 2011, twenty-eight scholars took part of the Independent/Private School System work- shop provided by Erica Rosales. During this workshop the scholars were able to learn about the different re- quirements for private schools, different private school campuses, popular majors, and also private schools in other states. Scholars were also able to ask various questions about private school college settings, classroom size, and the difference in a private school vs. a public school education. Scholars please keep in mind the following recommendations Erica provided: Get to know your College Center and College Counselors at your High Schools. Begin requesting and emailing college admissions officers to let them know your interested in their campus. Start keeping a journal to help you write your personal statement during your senior year. READ BOOKS!
  2. 2. One of the top public research universities in the world, UC Davis offersundergraduates a challenging education and unmatched research andinternship opportunities in every academic discipline. You will becomepart of an active, diverse student community on a beautiful campusimmersed in the arts.From home video game systems to hospital monitoring equipment, computersystems are part of every aspect of contemporary culture. Computer scien-tists and engineers design, build and improve these systems, finding newapplications for sophisticated technology. As a computer science and engi-neering major at UC Davis, youll receive a solid background in engineeringfundamentals that will allow you to adapt to newly introduced systems andmethods; youll also have the chance to work with well-respected research-ers on projects that represent the cutting edge of computer science today. Real World Computer science and engineering graduates areMajor Requirements: You will spend your first two years in the major com- prepared to do further work in hardware, softwarepleting rigorous lower division requirements in mathematics, natural sciences or electronics, either in industry or post-graduateand fundamental engineering concepts. At the upper division level, you will study.take courses that address both computer hardware and computer softwareknowledge and techniques. Your classes may include topics such as com- For More Info Visit: admissions.ucdavis.eduputer networks and architecture, artificial intelligence and operating systemdesign. Youll also learn to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and to School Motto: “Let there be light.”think creatively about analyzing and solving problems. Ashley Pantoja: Bell High SchoolActivities: Swimming, Leadership, Junior Class PresidentAshley’s Top Three Universities: UCLA,UC Irvine, and University of San DiegoIntended Major: NursingAshley on the Upward Bound Program:“In the past two years, I have experienced a bounty of things, I have learned leadership skills,communication skills, and how to become a more astute student. I have also learned how toresearch colleges.”Ashley’s Word of Advice: “Start getting Involved! Try new things, like volunteering at hospitals, donating your time tohelp your community in order to stand out in your college application.”Favorite Quote: "Never leave something for tomorrow that you can do today.”
  3. 3. Tips to organizing your life.Managing your time well is an important element of success — especially if you’re astudent. If you set priorities that fit your needs and lifestyle, youll have a betterchance of achieving your goals.1. Make a To-Do List Every Day. 7. Communicate YourPut things that are most important at the top and do Schedule to Others.them first. And dont forget to reward yourself for your ac- Let your friends andcomplishments. family know the times that your are trying to get work done, so they can2. Use Spare Minutes Wisely. avoid distracting you via text or social networking sites.When you’re commuting on the bus or train, use the timeto get some reading done. 8. Become a Taskmaster. Find out how much actual “free time” you have before3. Its Okay to Say No. making any commitments. Have a planner.Hanging out with your friends should not come beforeyour school work. Keep your short- and long-term priorities 9. Dont Waste Time mind. Instead of agonizing and procrastinating, just do it. Wasting an entire evening worrying about something4. Find the Right Time. that youre supposed to be doing is not productive,Do not procrastinate. Set a pace and deadlines for your- and can increase your stress.self. 10. Determine Your Priorities.5. Review Your Notes Every Day. You can’t do everything at once. Establish the impor-Reviewing helps you reinforce what youve learned, so tance of each item. Then set realistic goals that areyou need less time to study before a test. Youll also be attainable.ready if you get called on in class or have to take a popquiz.6. Get a Good Nights Sleep.Your brain needs rest to perform at its peak. Lack of sleepmakes the day seem longer and your tasks seem moredifficult. Tips on living a virtuous life. Virtue Meaning Silence Speak only what is beneficial to others and yourself. Order Be organized, and prioritized. Resolution Be determined. Accomplish your goals. Frugality Don’t waste money! Keep track of your expenses. Industry Avoid wasting time. Always try doing something useful. Sincerity Be honest! If you need help with something do be afraid to admit it. Justice Always be fair and stand up for others. Moderation Avoid extremes. Consider the consequences of your actions. Cleanliness Practice good hygiene. Keep your belongings neat and organized. Tranquility Stuff happens, be optimistic about it. Don’t over think it. Humility Be humble. Allow your actions to speak for themselves.
  4. 4. November 2011 (UC Month) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 SAT TEST Tutoring at SGHS Tutoring at BHS Tutoring at LHS DATE Rm. B-1 Rm. 132 Rm. 128 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:20pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Tutoring at WHS Tutoring at SGHS Tutoring at BHS Tutoring at LHS Rm. 313 Rm. B-1 Rm. 132 Rm. 128 Holiday 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:20pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm Academic Advisement ( WHS,BHS & LHS) UC Workshop During Tutoring (ALL Schools)13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Tutoring at LHS Senior UC Tutoring at WHS Tutoring at SGHS Tutoring at BHS Rm. 128 Workshop Rm. 313 Rm. B-1 Rm. 132 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm 1:16pm– 3:00pm 3:20pm– 4:30pm (9am-1pm) Academic Academic Advisement Advisement UC Workshop During Tutoring (ALL Schools)20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Tutoring at WHS Tutoring at SGHS Tutoring at BHS Holiday Rm. 313 Rm. B-1 Rm. 132 Happy Holiday 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm 3:20pm– 4:30pm Thanksgiving Academic Advisement Seniors Only ( WHS,SGHS,&BHS)27 28 29 30 Tutoring at BHS Tutoring at WHS Tutoring at SGHS Rm. 132 Rm. 313 Rm. B-1 3:20pm– 4:30pm 3:00pm– 4:30pm 1:16pm– 3:00pm CSU & UC UC Workshop During Tutoring Applications Deadline Andrea Solis Program Coordinator Mayra A. Perez Academic Counselor Noe Mora Academic Advisor Office Number (323)832-5331 Facebook Classic Upward Bound II Slideshare ClassicUpwardBoundII (Slideshare is used to view documents and presentations that are created by us to better inform you. )