Weekly Bulletin – April 27 – May 1, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 27 – May 1, 2015

TIRADE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TIRADE: a prolonged outburst of bitter, outspoken denunciation: a long, vehement speech.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.

 

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, May 1 in the courtyard during lunch time. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit.

 

MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY: is scheduled on Friday, May 1st in the Auditorium during a double 4th period.

 

SENIOR BREAKFAST: is Friday, May 22 in the cafeteria at 8:30 AM.

 

CAPS AND GOWNS; will be delivered on Thursday, May 21 in the auditorium at 10:00 AM.

 

GRADUATION: at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Wed., May 27 at 1:00 PM.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

5/1 12:20pm-1pm @ RM 154         UC Riverside                        Come learn about the admission requirements, programs and campus life at UC Riverside.

5/2 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Cow Palace in Daly City                        NACAC Fair              This is the biggest annual national college fair in the country for 9th to 11th grade students & parents.  A variety of colleges from different parts of the country as well as from Europe will have tables with information.  There will also be helpful college admission related workshops in English.  Please register: www.gotomyncf.com  Print a copy of your barcode ID and bring it to the fair.  For details: www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/springncf

5/2 10am-2:30pm @ the California Academy of Sciences       3D Design for Outer Space            Use technology skills to explore ways of combining technology & the natural world.  $35 for members & $40 for non-member

www.calacademy.org/playshops

5/3 5pm-7pm @ Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP on 1 Market St., Spear St. Tower in SF

Discover St. John’s College          This is a famous college that teaches the Great Books.  They have campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, MD.  To RSVP: call 800-331-5232 or go to www.sjc.edu and go to “visit”.

5/3 7pm-8pm @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center       Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford         These 5 universities will share updates on their admission and financial aid with parents & students.  To RSVP: www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

5/17 9am-5pm @ Stanford University in Palo Alto                    If you’re 15 years old, interested in veterinary school or working with animals, check out this FREE event with lunch.  Hear talks from veterinarians in various careers, talk to current veterinary students & alumni from different veterinary schools.  Learn about ways to volunteer locally and get valuable experience caring for animals.

Pre-registration is required and deadline is 5/16 (or when enrollment is maxed): www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/prevetexpo

PAGE for Teens is a non-profit dedicated to helping high school students plan for their careers and futures. They coordinate shadow sessions where teens go to a professional’s workplace and get Professional Advice, Guidance, and Exposure (PAGE) about different careers, and also have the great experience of seeing what it is like to be in a cool work environment.  For details or to sign up: https://www.pageforteens.org/

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering or internship, check School Loop, or the posting on the College & Career website or on the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

Summer programs are highly valued by college.  If you’re interested in applying for fun and educational summer programs, please check out the list posted on the wall outside of room 255, or on School Loop, or the list on the College & Career website or see Ms. K. in room 458A on Tues. & Fri. afternoon.

For 11th:

If you want to take classes at CCSF this summer, please either email or ask Ms. S. Chan for info.

For 12th:

If you think you still want to apply for CCSF as an alternate college choice, please check details in School Loop or talk to Ms. S. Chan as soon as possible.

If you have been accepted to a UC and plan to enroll, please look out for the Writing Placement Exam info. in your School Loop email.

If you intend to enroll at a CSU campus, please take the placement exams ASAP.  For the CSU Math and English placement exams schedule, location, and sample questions, please check your School Loop email.

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

Scholarships you can apply to:

Richard Darrington Scholarship ($500): Official transcript: Written essay by 4/29/2015.

Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Kent Mitchell Educational Grant ($5000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Norma Mitchell Hardy Grant ($1,500): GPA between 2.2 and 2.5, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application

James E. Ballard Education Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Joan-Marie Shelley Educational Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Lift a Sista Up scholarship ($750) : Identify as a female, Graduating high school senior, 2.8 minimum GPA, Overcame adversity, Passionate about female equality.  Apply by 5/1/2015.  https://lasuscholarship.weebly.com/  (415)206-9995

Vietnamese Academic Excellence Awards ($1,000): Vietnamese descent/heritage, Graduating senior who will begin their first year of college in fall of 2015, 3.5 GPA or higher, Attend a school within the acrea codes, Submit parents’ tax return for financial need scholarship, The other scholarship is will only look at academic achievement.  Apply by 5/1/2015.  https://www.aucocenter.org/home/index.php or auco@aucocenter.org

 

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List for more scholarships and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  Check out the list on the College & Career website or on School Loop, or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

If you have been awarded with any scholarship, please be sure to print or Xerox a copy of the award letter and give it to Michael in room 258F.  This information will be included in the graduation pamphlet.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 20 – 24, 2015

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 20 – 24, 2015

TRANSCEND

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TRANSCEND:  to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.

 

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, May 1 in the courtyard during lunch time. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit.

 

MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY: is scheduled on Friday, May 1 at the George White’s Athletic Field

 

SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

4/25 9am-4pm @ AT&T Park         Education Revolution 2015              Workshops for parents & educators on a range of learning differences, and strategies and technologies to support them.  There will be exhibits and student activities.

4/25 8am-4pm @ Wellesley College          Junior Open Campus           Wellesley College is a liberal arts college for women.  Attend a sample class, explore campus, meet current students, have lunch, participate in parent & student sessions on the college application process, essay writing, financial aid & more.  For more info.: www.wellesley.edu/admission/joc

4/26 9:30am-5pm @ California Academy of Sciences               Science Game Jam

A FREE event for teens ages 13-18; lunch & snacks provided.  Connect with Bay Area game developers, work with Academy scientists & other experts, explore science & game design with 50 other Bay Area teens, collaborate with gaming professionals to prototype your game, compete with your team to win first prize and no experience required.  RSVP: www.calacademy.org/youthprograms.  For questions, contact Christine Wilkinson: CWilkinson@calacademy.org

 

5/2 1:30pm-4:30pm @ Cow Palace in Daly City              NACAC Fair              This is the biggest annual national college fair in the country for 9th to 11th grade students & parents.  A variety of colleges from different parts of the country as well as from Europe will have tables with information.  There will also be helpful college admission related workshops in English.  Please register: www.gotomyncf.com  Print a copy of your barcode ID and bring it to the fair.  For details: www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/springncf

5/17 9am-5pm @ Stanford University in Palo Alto                       If you’re 15 years old, interested in veterinary school or working with animals, check out this FREE event with lunch.  Hear talks from veterinarians in various careers, talk to current veterinary students & alumni from different veterinary schools.  Learn about ways to volunteer locally and get valuable experience caring for animals.

Pre-registration is required and deadline is 5/16 (or when enrollment is maxed): www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/prevetexpo

PAGE for Teens is a non-profit dedicated to helping high school students plan for their careers and futures. They coordinate shadow sessions where teens go to a professional’s workplace and get Professional Advice, Guidance, and Exposure (PAGE) about different careers, and also have the great experience of seeing what it is like to be in a cool work environment.  For details or to sign up: https://www.pageforteens.org/

 

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering or internship, check School Loop, or the posting on the College & Career website or on the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

Summer programs are highly valued by college.  If you’re interested in applying for fun and educational summer programs, please check out the list posted on the wall outside of room 255, or on School Loop, or the list on the College & Career website or see Ms. K. in room 458A on Tues. & Fri. afternoon.

For 11th & 12th:

If you want to take classes at CCSF this summer, please either email or ask Ms. S. Chan for info.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the list on the College & Career website or on School Loop, or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

 

For 12th:

4/22 @ 2:15pm @ RM 555             College Transition Workshop for Senior Ambassadors

Come learn about what you can do to make your colleges years more successful!

4/24 FRISCO Day     This is a district wide college transitional support day.  Students who plan to attend military, work full time, attend a community college, or really haven’t decided on what to do after high school and have submitted a field trip form, will be going to CCSF all day.  The deadline to submit the form was on 4/14.  Please meet in the auditorium at 8:30am on 4/25.

If you plan to attend a 4 year college, you will stay on campus.  Please go to the auditorium for an assembly.  There will also be a fun fair at lunch time.  You can win fantastic prizes!

If you think you still want to apply for CCSF as an alternate college choice, please check details in School Loop or talk to Ms. S. Chan as soon as possible.

If you have been accepted to a UC and plan to enroll, please look out for the Writing Placement Exam info. in your School Loop email.

If you intend to enroll at a CSU campus, please take the placement exams ASAP.  For the CSU Math and English placement exams schedule, location, and sample questions, please check your School Loop email.

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

Scholarships you can apply to:

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship 10-$1000 for HS Senior, Chinese ancestry min. ¼, Min cumulative GPA 3.0, Community Involvement, Must meet financial criteria; 3 ppl: 65K 4:72K 5:78K etc.  Apply by 4/21/2015.  Get application from the College and Career Center.

ABC7 Top Scholars $1,000 to seven local graduating seniors  with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Each school can nominate up to 4 students, Must be a SF resident, Students will be profiled in stories featured in ABC7 Newscasts as well as a half hour program, Must be willing to be interviewed for television.  Must be nominated by Principal. If interested, talk to Ms. Chan in the College and Career Center.  Nominate by 4/22/2015. https://abc7news.com/education/abc7-top-scholars-program-information/25733/

 

“I Can Afford College” financial aid awareness campaign/scholarship: 30 seconds to College sweepstakes $250-$1,000 or a brand new car    , Make your own version of the “Make it Now” video/advertisement.  Apply by 4/24/2015. https://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/?dmu=1425672186176

Scholarship for SFUSD Filipino-American ($200-$500): Weighted GPA of 3.0 or above, SFUSD high school senior graduating in May 2015, Submit essay: “My Filipino Family Values My Education”, Letter of recommendation from a teacher.  Apply by 4/23/2015.

Come to the College and Career Center to pick up an application.

Richard Darrington Scholarship ($500): Official transcript: Written essay by 4/29/2015.

Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Kent Mitchell Educational Grant ($5000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Norma Mitchell Hardy Grant ($1,500): GPA between 2.2 and 2.5, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application

 

James E. Ballard Education Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Joan-Marie Shelley Educational Grant ($5,000): 2.5 minimum GPA, Written essay on given topic, Graduating SFUSD senior.  Apply by 4/29/2015.  Come to the college and career center to pick up an application.

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List for more scholarships and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  If you need support, come by the College & Career Center.

If you have been awarded with any scholarship, please be sure to print or Xerox a copy of the award letter and give it to Michael in room 258F.  This information will be included in the graduation pamphlet.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

SPRING 2015 FINAL WEEK BELL SCHEDULES

GALILEO ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

SPRING 2015  FINAL WEEK BELL SCHEDULES 

FINAL EXAMS

Friday, May 22, 2015

1° Final Exam                      8:00am                 –               10:15am

Break                                     10:15am                 –               10:40am

2° Final  Exam                     10:45am               –                 1:00pm

 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

4° Final Exam                      8:00am                 –               10:15am

Break                                     10:15am                  –               10:40am

6° Final Exam                      10:45am                 –              1:00pm               

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

3° Final Exam                      8:00am                 –               10:15am

Break                                     10:15am                  –               10:40am

5° Final Exam                      10:45am                –                 1:00pm

Thursday, May 28, 2015 (Make-Up Day) & Friday, May 29, 2015 (Last Day of the Spring Semester)

1°            8:00am                 –                  8:40am

2°            8:45am                 –                   9:25am

3°            9:30am                 –                  10:10am

4°            10:15am                –                  10:55am

Lunch    10:55am              –                   11:30am

5°            11:35am                –                  12:15pm

6°            12:20pm               –                   1:00pm

Weekly Bulletin – April 13 – 17, 2015

 

GALILEO ACADEMY

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 13 – 17, 2015

TENUOUS

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. TENUOUS: lacking in clarity; vague: lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak; of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am. Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.

 

CLASS OFFICER ELECTION: ​Class election will be Thursday, April 16 during period 4.

 

SENIOR vs TEACHERS/STAFF VOLLEYBALL GAME is this Thursday, April 16 in the Van Ness gym during lunch time.

 

CLASS ELECTION is this Thursday, April 16 during period 4. Election committee officers will distribute ballots for juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.

 

CHINESE KARAOKE CONTEST: is this Friday night, April 17 in the auditorium. Tickets are sold at the door.

 

ALOHA FOOD FESTIVAL: is Friday, May 1 in the courtyard during lunch time. Wear your favorite Hawaiian outfit.

MOVE-UP ASSEMBLY: is scheduled on Friday, May 1 at the George White’s Athletic Field

 

SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

4/18 9am-4pm @ UC Berkeley      This is the annual open house: see labs, classrooms, libraries and research museums.  Talk to faculty and student music & dance performances, guided tours, student organizations.  Free admission to the UC Botanical Garden and Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science.  Newly admitted students will receive invitations to Cal Day.  A complete schedule of activities can be found at calday.berkeley.edu

5/17 9am-5pm @ Stanford University in Palo Alto                    If you’re 15 years old, interested in veterinary school or working with animals, check out this FREE event with lunch.  Hear talks from veterinarians in various careers, talk to current veterinary students & alumni from different veterinary schools.  Learn about ways to volunteer locally and get valuable experience caring for animals.

Pre-registration is required and deadline is 5/16 (or when enrollment is maxed): www.onlineregistrationcenter.com/prevetexpo

PAGE for Teens is a non-profit dedicated to helping high school students plan for their careers and futures. They coordinate shadow sessions where teens go to a professional’s workplace and get Professional Advice, Guidance, and Exposure (PAGE) about different careers, and also have the great experience of seeing what it is like to be in a cool work environment.  For details or to sign up: https://www.pageforteens.org/

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering or internship, check School Loop, or the posting on the College & Career website or on the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

Summer programs are highly valued by college.  If you’re interested in applying for fun and educational summer programs, please check out the list posted on the wall outside of room 255, or on School Loop, or the list on the College & Career website or see Ms. K. in room 458A on Tues. & Fri. afternoon.

For 11th & 12th:

If you want to take classes at CCSF this summer, please either email or ask Ms. S. Chan for info.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the list on the College & Career website or on School Loop, or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

4/16 2:15pm-3pm @ RM 555         Seniors, if you still want to apply for 4 year colleges and be able to find out in 3 weeks if you’re accepted, then this is the workshop for you.

4/16 2pm – 6 pm @ CCSF/Chinatown North Beach Center on 808 Kearny, Room 104   Get Fee Waivers for CCSF Summer Classes & Plan your CCSF Class Schedule

• Bring 2013 Tax Returns to waive fees for City Bridge Classes & other summer courses

• Bring 2014 Tax Returns if you also need to apply for 2015-2016 FAFSA

• Bring your CCSF Red Folder to plan your summer or fall classes at CCSF

• Be sure you know your SSN and CCSF Student ID number

• Information available for undocumented or Dream Act students

• RSVP 415-395-8611

Parents are welcome!

 

4/24 FRISCO Day    This is a district wide college transitional support day.  Students who plan to attend military, work full time, attend a community college, or really haven’t decided on what to do after high school will be going to CCSF all day.  If you have not picked up a field trip permission form or returned a signed one, please pick up one from or return it to the College & Career Center ASAP.  If you plan to attend a 4 year college, you will stay on campus and we will have more details for you later.

If you think you still want to apply for CCSF as an alternate college choice, please check details in School Loop or talk to Ms. S. Chan as soon as possible.

If you have been accepted to a UC and plan to enroll, please look out for the Writing Placement Exam info. in your School Loop email.

If you intend to enroll at a CSU campus, please take the placement exams ASAP.  For the CSU Math and English placement exams schedule, location, and sample questions, please check your School Loop email.

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

SPLAWN Scholarship        $1,000 for HS senior, CA resident, Demonstrated financial need, 2.6 minimum GPA, Employment or community service.  Apply by 4/15/15 www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship

AFSA High School Senior Scholarship Program          $2,000 for High school seniors who are citizens or permanent residents, Must enroll at  a post-secondary institution, Must read the “Fire Sprinkler Essay” about automatic fire sprinklers, Take a 10 question open book multiple choice online test.  Apply by 4/15/2015.

https://www.afsascholarship.org/hsinformation.html

Chinese American Citizens Alliance Scholarship        10-$1000 for HS Senior, Chinese ancestry min. ¼, Min cumulative GPA 3.0, Community Involvement, Must meet financial criteria; 3 ppl: 65K 4:72K 5:78K etc.  Apply by 4/21/2015.  Get application from the College and Career Center.

ABC7 Top Scholars $1,000 to seven local graduating seniors           with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Each school can nominate up to 4 students, Must be a SF resident, Students will be profiled in stories featured in ABC7 Newscasts as well as a half hour program, Must be willing to be interviewed for television.  Must be nominated by Principal. If interested, talk to Ms. Chan in the College and Career Center.  Nominate by 4/22/2015. https://abc7news.com/education/abc7-top-scholars-program-information/25733/

“I Can Afford College” financial aid awareness campaign/scholarship: 30 seconds to College sweepstakes $250-$1,000 or a brand new car   , Make your own version of the “Make it Now” video/advertisement.  Apply by 4/24/2015. https://www.icanaffordcollegepr.com/?dmu=1425672186176

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  If you need support, come by the College & Career Center.

If you have been awarded with any scholarship, please be sure to print or Xerox a copy of the award letter and give it to Michael in room 258F.  This information will be included in the graduation pamphlet.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F

Weekly Bulletin – April 6 – 10, 2015

Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 6 – 10, 2015

SERENE

FACULTY/STAFF

 

WORD OF THE WEEK: All Teachers please put this word on your blackboard or other prominent place. SERENE: calm, peaceful or tranquil;  unruffled; clear; fair.

**BULLETIN NOTICES:**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES:  Please email bulletin notices to: grinnellb1@galileoweb.org. The deadline for submitting items for the bulletin is Friday morning by 8:30am.                 Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUBSTITUTE SYSTEM:  The Substitute System’s phone number:  345-0064.   The on-line system remains the same.  If you have any questions please let me know.

 

SOCIAL COMMITTEE CONTRIBUTION:  Just a reminder–if you haven’t already given your social committee contribution, it’s not too late.  See Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office with your $20–checks or cash welcome!        Social Committee

 

PARKING COURTESY:  Please do not block other cars in both the Bay Street and the Polk Street parking lots.  If you have to block a car, do it only for a few minutes and leave your Galileo Parking Hanger in plain sight in your car.  If you do not have a Galileo Parking Hanger, see Bettie Grinnell in the Main Office.                                       Mrs. Grinnell

 

SUMMERFUNd has information about many programs including

  • for 10th graders, PITCH, a program at UCSF to learn about health careers

  • for all grades, COSMOS, the state science and math program at UCSD, UCI, UCSC & UCD where students can study subjects as varied as

                      Intro to Engineering Mechanics

                       Video Games:  The Design of Fun from Concept to Code

                       Number theory and Discrete Math

                       Biodiesel from Renewable Sources

                       When Disaster Strikes:  Earthquake Engineering

  • for all grades, private summer school at Northfield Mt. Hermon in Massachusetts

  • for 10th but primarily 11th graders, Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, a free 4-week residential med program for 24 low-income students (Gal has had five boys selected over the years but NO girls)

 

All of these programs have full scholarships or are free.  SUMMERFUNd knows the ins and outs of applications and has contacts at each of these programs.

Please urge your students to fill out SUMMERFUNd’s orange interest form and then frequently visit 458A on Tuesday and Friday afternoons for help finding a program and completing paperwork.

 

Also, current students, alums and Ms. Kornblith are available to make short presentations in your classes!

STUDENTS

ASB STORE is selling sweatshirts, lanyards, towels, beverages, and healthy snacks in room 150 during lunch time and after school.

 

ASB CARD STICKERS are sold in room 150 @ $5.00. You will get a free Galileo purple pen and planner. Limited supplies.

SENIORS: Order your cap and gown, senior ring and graduation announcements online at www.jostens.com.

SUMMERFUNd: Does summer seem far in the future?  Well, applications for many summer programs are now available…and for some, deadlines are approaching.  Fill out the orange SUMMERFUNd interest form that’s in the plastic folder

outside the office, 458A.   Other opportunities include outdoor wilderness, writing, art, filmmaking, music, business, screenwriting, marine science, nanotechnology and language immersion programs!  Stop in at SUMMERFUNd office, Room 458A, on Tuesday and Friday afternoons!

 

TEACHERS/STAFF VS SENIORS VOLLEYBALL GAME is rescheduled to Thursday, April 9 in the Van Ness gym during lunch time.

CLASS OFFICE ELECTION: ​Class election will be Thursday, April 16 during period 4.

 

SENIOR PROM  at Westin Hotel is Saturday, April 25.

 

GALILEO ACADEMY COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

For 9th  10th 11th & 12th:

4/4 8:30-12pm @ International School of the Peninsula in Palo Alto                       This is a fun and FREE event for teens.  Students get to hear inventors in the tech. world and a chance to collaborate and create new items.  To RSVP: TeenTechSF-ISTP.eventbrite.com

4/4 10am-2pm @ California Academy of Sciences       Beatmaking with Nature     Use technology skills to explore ways of combining technology & the natural world.  $35 for members & $40 for non-members.  RSVP: www.calacademy.org/playshops

 

4/11 10am-2pm @ Moscone Center-South on 747 Howard St., SF   If you’re a SF youth aged 16-24, you can attend this fair to help you get more job-ready, practice interviewing and review your resume.  You can also interview for a real job!  Don’t forget to bring your resume and dress to impress for the event!

To register: 2015sfsummerjobs.eventbrite.com or email sfsj@uwba.org for questions.

If you’re interested in learning more about the architecture profession, attend the FREE lecture series in Feb. and March.  For more details: cca.edu/calendar

 

PAGE for Teens is a non-profit dedicated to helping high school students plan for their careers and futures. They coordinate shadow sessions where teens go to a professional’s workplace and get Professional Advice, Guidance, and Exposure (PAGE) about different careers, and also have the great experience of seeing what it is like to be in a cool work environment.  For details or to sign up: https://www.pageforteens.org/

If you’re interested in getting a part time job or volunteering or internship, check School Loop, or the posting on the College & Career website or on the bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

Summer programs are highly valued by college.  If you’re interested in applying for fun and educational summer programs, please check out the list posted on the wall outside of room 255, or on School Loop, or the list on the College & Career website or see Ms. K. in room 458A on Tues. & Fri. afternoon.

 

For 11th:

If you have minimal 3.8 GPA, fulfil a-g requirement, and is interested in applying to Fresno State University, nominate yourself for the Smittcamp Family Honors College Scholarship.  Talk to or email to Ms. S. Chan.  Nominate yourself by 3/25.

For 9th:

Minds Matter             This is a free mentorship program for 9th students.  Free support for summer college programs, PSAT/SAT preparation, writing & critical thinking seminars and college application & financial aid guidance.  Application deadline is 4/11.  For more details or to apply, visit www.mindsmattersf.org

For 11th & 12th:

If you want to take classes at CCSF this summer, please either email or ask Ms. S. Chan for info.

If you’re interested in getting scholarships for college, check out the list on the College & Career website or on School Loop, or the Scholarship bulletin board in the Counseling Center.

For 12th:

4/6 6pm-8pm @ College of San Mateo    This is a free event open to HS seniors and parents to learn about transfer programs, financial aid, career and academic programs.  It’ll be in the College Center Building 10, 2nd Fl.

4/9 2:15pm @ RM 555        Are you confused with how much money each college is giving you?  Bring a copy of all your financial aid award letters to this workshop and we will teach you how to understand and compare them.

 

If you think you still want to apply for CCSF as an alternate college choice, please check details in School Loop or talk to Ms. S. Chan as soon as possible.

If you have been accepted to a UC and plan to enroll, please look out for the Writing Placement Exam info. in your School Loop email.

If you want to know how to check your Cal. Grant account, please check School Loop for instructions.

Golden Gate Section scholarship for young women intended to major in engineering or computer science ($10,000).  Due date 3/27. For more details: https://ggs.swe.org/scholarship

HENAAC Scholarship ($500-$1,000) for Hispanic student with a minimal 3.0 or higher GPA who demonstrate leadership through community engagement and must be science, math, technology, or engineering majors.  Apply by 3/30.  https://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship ($500): Minimal GPA of 2.5 or higher and submit answers to the essay questions.  Due date 3/30.  To apply: https://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9919/odenza_marketing_group_scholarship_scholarship.php

TASF (Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund) ($2,500) If you’re a U.S. Citizen and direct blood descendent of a Taiwanese citizen, plan to attend a University or College, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have  a household income at or below the Federal/State/County low income level, and must show 2013 or 2014 tax return.  Due date 3/31.  To apply: https://tascholarshipfund.org/

The Chen Foundation Scholarship Program ($2,000) If you plan to attend a CSU or California Community College, have a 3.0 minimum GPA, have a household income at or below California State low income level, must show 2013 or 2014 tax return.  Due date 3/31. To apply: https://apcf.org/2015-chen-foundation-scholarship-program/

 

Beta Pi Sigma Sorority Scholarship: you need two official high school or college transcripts sealed, two page, double spaced typed essay on “How will a college education benefit me”, three current letters of recommendation from a high school advisor and two from sources other than relatives, description of family circumstances and a recent and clear photograph.  Due date 3/31.  To apply: pick up an application from the College & Career Center.

Please be sure to check the Scholarship List and apply to as many scholarships as you can.  If you need support, come by the College & Career Center.

If you intend to enroll at a CSU campus, please take the placement exams ASAP.  For the CSU Math and English placement exams schedule, location, and sample questions, please check your School Loop email.

If you have been awarded with any scholarship, please be sure to print or Xerox a copy of the award letter and give it to Michael in room 258F.  This information will be included in the graduation pamphlet.

Thanks,

Ms. S. Chan

College & Career Counselor

Room 258F