THOUGHT OF THE WEEK: 9/11: Fifteen years since September 11, 2001 we should pause to remember. The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda on the United States on the morning of September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage and $3 trillion in total costs.
Four passenger airliners operated by two major U.S. passenger air carriers (United Airlines and American Airlines)—all of which departed from airports on the northeastern United States bound for California—were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists, losing one of their passports in the WTC area. Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed, with debris and the resulting fires causing partial or complete collapse of all other buildings in the World Trade Center complex, including the 47-story 7 World Trade Center tower, as well as significant damage to ten other large surrounding structures. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, was crashed into the Pentagon (the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense) in Arlington County, Virginia, leading to a partial collapse of the building’s western side. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, initially was steered toward Washington, D.C., but crashed into a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after its passengers tried to overcome the hijackers. It was the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States, with 343 and 72 killed respectively.
Suspicion for the attack quickly fell on al-Qaeda. The United States responded to the attacks by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban, which had harbored al-Qaeda. Many countries strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded the powers of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to prevent terrorist attacks. Although al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, initially denied any involvement, in 2004 he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Al-Qaeda and bin Laden cited U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq as motives. Having evaded capture for almost a decade, bin Laden was located and killed by SEAL Team Six of the U.S. military in May 2011.
The destruction of the World Trade Center and nearby infrastructure caused serious damage to the economy of Lower Manhattan and had a significant effect on global markets, closing Wall Street until September 17 and the civilian airspace in the U.S. and Canada until September 13. Many closings, evacuations, and cancellations followed, out of respect or fear of further attacks. Cleanup of the World Trade Center site was completed in May 2002, and the Pentagon was repaired within a year. On November 18, 2006, construction of One World Trade Center began at the World Trade Center site. The building was officially opened on November 3, 2014.Numerous memorials have been constructed, including the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City, the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, and the Flight 93 National Memorial in a field in Stonycreek Township near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
**EMAIL ADDRESS FOR BULLETIN NOTICES: Please email bulletin notices to: firstname.lastname@example.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 $25–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
ASB CARD STICKERS: are sold at ASB office (room 150) @ $5.00. Discount for dances, sweatshirts, lanyards, & other school spirit items.
ASB STUDENT STORE: in room 150 is selling healthy drinks, snacks, hand towels, mugs, poms poms, and other school spirit items.
Cheer the Galileo Dragon Boat Team to victory at the International Dragon Race at Lake Merritt in Oakland on Sunday, Sept. 18. Races begin at 9 AM.
PEP RALLY this Friday in the Courtyard starting at 12:30 PM.
COLLEGE & CAREER ANNOUNCEMENTS 9/12 – 18/16
For 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th:
9/12 @ 11:45am-12:25PM @ RM 104: The Art Institute of SF: It has 50 schools in North America for students who want to pursue a study in some type of art. Check out the closest campus to you home in SF. Majors include: design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
9/12 @ 3:15PM @ RM 104: Davidson College: This is a small competitive liberal art based college located in North Carolina. This is where NBA Player, Steph Curry got this degree. This college also offers no-loan financial aid to students and a fly-in opportunity.
9/12 @ 2pm-8pm @ Mission HS: U-CAN Go to College: Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair: There are about 46 HBCUs in the country and all of them will be at this fair. There will be on the spot admission for seniors so students don’t have to wait for months before they receive an admission decision. Students who are not African American are encouraged to check out this option as well. If you’re interested in attending this fair with other Galileo students, please talk to Mr. Amador in the Counseling Center.
9/13 @ 3:15pm @ RM 104: UC San Diego: It has been ranked the #1 public university in the nation for research, social mobility, and service for 6 years by Washington Monthly. UC San Diego has also been ranked the #1 surf school by surfing magazine as our 1200 acre campus is located near the beach with a 5 minute bus ride. It is a large public research university, but their Six College System allows students to have a small liberal arts school community. Their most popular majors are Biology, Economics, Computer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
9/14 @ 5:30pm @ Cafeteria: How to Choose the Most Ideal College?: What’s the college admission requirement for different types of colleges? What factors to consider when choosing colleges? What’s the update on standardized testing? This detailed and comprehensive presentation will be done in Cantonese, Spanish, and English. A light dinner will be provided.
9/15 @ 11:45-12:25pm @ RM 104: College of Health Science from California Northstate University: It is located in the Sacramento region, offers BS, MD, and PharmD degrees. The University has unique pathways towards earning degrees in the health sciences that are geared toward reducing the number of years students spend in school.
9/16 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm @ Chinatown YMCA: FREE Interview & Resume Workshop for Teens: Students will be interviewed in 10-15 minute intervals and they will immediately receive constructive feedback from their interviewer. Ongoing breakout sessions will occur throughout the event focusing on resume tips, attire do’s and don’ts, communication and etiquette, and students will be able to participate in a brief online career assessment test. Dinner will be provided. RSVP: ablsf.org/events
9/17 @ 9:30am-3pm @ Mission HS: Black Family Cradle to College & Career Day Resource Fair: This is the 4th FREE annual Family Advocacy Summit, where parents can sign up for childcare, after-school resources & Youth Jobs and paid internships. There will also be parent & teen workshops throughout the day for all ages. Southern buffet brunch will be served for the first 300 registered guests. Limited free shuttle bus at 8:30am provided from Carver, Bret Harte Elementary, Sunnydale Wellness Center, and the African American Art & Culture Complex. To RSVP: email@example.com or call 415-241-6121 X. 3335.
Hamilton College in upstate NY hosts 9 Saturday campus information session and campus tours. This is a small private liberal arts college. For more details, visit Hamilton.edu/Saturdays or call 800-843-2655 to schedule your interview (for seniors only) for a Hamilton Saturday.
9/18 @ 2pm @ Crowne Plaza Palo Alto, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto: Washington University in St. Louis: This is a medium size competitive, private research based university. A FREE information session for students and parents. No reservation is needed. For more details, call 800-638-0700 or 314-935-6000 or visit admissions.wustl.edu
San Francisco State campus tour and workshops on 10/5. If you want to go, please sign-up with Jeff in room 209. It will be a full day field trip and you will take the MUNI with us from school.
Mission Bite: A company where high school student can earn $599 for taking a FREE coding class this semester and by participating in the leadership development fellowship. As a part of the fellowship, students will learn how to code, take part in service learning projects and get an opportunity to work on issues most affecting residents in San Francisco. Please indicate if you’re interested on the application and we will follow up with more information. To apply online: www.missionbit.com Application deadline is 9/16 by 5pm.
Breakthrough SF is a local education nonprofit that motivates middle school students with limited educational opportunities on the road to college. If you want to tutor 5th-8th grade students at SF Day School, please apply for a volunteer tutor position by 9/16. Volunteer schedule is between 10/3-12/1, for just one day per week on either Mon./Wed. from 3:30pm-5:30pm or Tues./Thur. from 4pm-6pm. For more details: www.breakthroughsf.org/volunteer or to apply online: https://goo.gl/5CuUwC
Comcast Digital Connectors: Take this FREE 10 month program to learn all about computer information technology, gain knowledge in managing money and prepare for college, earn credit toward CISCO Professional IT certification and a free laptop after completion of the program. This is open to all students ages 14-21 and class is located at the One Stop Center on 601 Jackson St. SF. To register, please call 415-677-7599 (for English/Vietnamese) or 415-677-7594 (for Chinese) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For 11th & 12th:
9/14 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Ambassadors Training: Finalizing Your College List: If you’re a College Ambassador, you’re expected to attend this training. See you there.
SF YouthWorks is hiring. Must be a junior or senior, live in SF, be able to work at least 6 hours per week on weekdays and attend mandatory workshops and be committed for the program between October to April. To apply: www.sfyouthworks.org by 9/12 5pm.
Business Services Network is hiring for Entry Level-Billing Clerk: Hourly pay is $13-$16 depending on experience and the average number of hours worked per week is 12-20 between9am-6pm. For more details on duties, please see flyer on the Job Board in the Counseling Center.
Southern Exposure is non-profit art organization in SF. They are now accepting applications from youth artists (ages 16-21) for the 2016–2017 One-on-One Mentorship Program with an individual professional visual artist. This highly individualized art program is free and open to all Bay Area youth. This program aims to develop artistic, educational and life skills by combining the benefits of mentoring relationships with art education. This program is for intermediate to advanced youth artists. The program meets weekly from October 2016 through May 2017. Applications will be accepted through 9/23. For questions or application, contact Maya Gomez: email@example.com
Mission Techies: A FREE program that offers free tech training to 17 to 24 year olds. You will even earn $500 stipend! Fall session is from 10/3-12/16 from Monday to Friday from 1pm-5pm. DACA youth are encouraged to apply! Must be SF resident. To register or have further questions, contact Leo Sosa: 415-282-3334 ext. 105; LSosa@medasf.org. For more details:http://medasf.org/programs/mission-techies
Music of East Asia (Music 24): This is a credited music class at City College’s Chinatown branch. Class is on Thur. night from 6:10pm-9pm. If you’re interested, register atwww.ccsf.edu
9/15 @ 2:15pm-4:15pm @ RM 104: College Application Workshop: If you want to get a head start on your Common Application or UC Application, please join us and we will help answer any application related questions. It’s best to bring a copy of your current transcript with you.
The Fly-In Program List is now attached and posted outside of room 255: If you want to apply for a grant to visit some private colleges for FREE, check out this list and apply. Most of the colleges that offer a Fly-In Program will also provide large amount of scholarship. If you need help with the application, ask one of the advisors in room 209, or Ms. S. Chan in room 258 or ask your academic counselor. Good luck!
Scholarships: A current list is attached. A hard copy will be posted in the Counseling Center. The QuestBridge scholarship which covers all expenses is due by 9/27. If you’re interested, please check out the details in the attached list ASAP.
Supporting you every step of way for the college application process, just ask for help!
Ms. S. Chan
College & Career Counselor