TRIO UB Newsletter - 11/13
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If you have to miss a Saturday for any reason, you are required to make up the work from each class on Canvas. You will need to complete each classes' work by the following Wednesday at 11:59 PM. If you do not have access to the Internet please inform a staff member immediately. If you are absent for more than 5 Saturdays we will talk about exiting you from the program.


If you are going to be absent, text, call in, or email staff members.  Do not wait until Saturday afternoon to communicate your absence.  Also, be respectful of UB staff; do not text or call after 10 pm or before 7 am.

You MUST communicate with us that you will not be here!

Group 1

1st Block - Workshop
2nd Block - Writing
3rd Block - Homeroom
4th Block - Flight

Group 2

1st Block - Homeroom
2nd Block - Workshop
3rd Block - Writing
4th Block - Flight

Group 3

1st Block - Writing
2nd Block - Homeroom
3rd Block - Workshop
4th Block - Flight

Block Times

Breakfast - 8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
General Meeting - 8:45 AM - 9:05 AM
Block 1 - 9:10 AM - 10:05 AM
Block 2 - 10:10 AM - 11:05 AM
Block 3 - 11:10 AM - 12:05 PM
Block 4 - 12:10 PM - 1:05 PM


The fifth, and last, recruitment meeting is on Saturday, November 6. If you have any friends or family members in 9-11th grade who you think would be great for TRIO UB tell them to come to check TRIO UB out this Saturday! 




Points Leaderboard
Hannah Williams

Diane Williams
Ashley Rodriguez
Carolyn DeLeon
Chigozirim Onyegbule
Erick Castro-Arellano
Oswaldo Acevedo






Remember to send your UBjectives to Martika as soon as possible. 

Sophomore's UBjective >>
UBjectives Bonus Date: 11/6/21
UBjectives Deadline: 12/4/21

Junior's UBjective >>
Green UBjectives (page 1) Due: 12/4/21
Purple UBjectives (page 2) Due: 12/13/21

Seniors' UBjectives >>
Due Date: 12/5/21
Saturday Meeting Schedule
August 28 // Saturday Academic Meeting

September 11 // Saturday Academic Meeting

September 25 // Saturday Academic Meeting

October 2 // RECRUITS ONLY

October 9 // Saturday Academic Meeting
October 23 // Saturday Academic Meeting

November 6 // Saturday Academic Meeting

November 13 // Saturday Academic Meeting

December 4 // Saturday Academic Meeting

December 11 // Saturday Academic Meeting
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Doodle for Google

The Doodle 4 Google competition is offered annually for students in grades K-12. To apply, one must submit a sketch or image including the Google logo in the context of this year's theme. All doodles must be sent no later than the deadline. Click here to learn more and apply today! Application requirements for the Doodle for Google are:

 - Application form
 - Google Logo Drawing

Additional Information: Doodle for Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign the Google homepage logo for millions to see. The winner’s artwork will be published as an interactive doodle on in addition to other scholarships and prizes that are available. Award selection will be based upon the following qualities: artistic skill and technique; creativity and originality; effective representation of the current year's topic; and adherence to all official rules and requirements. Any submissions that contain derogatory, offensive, or copyrighted content will be immediately disqualified.

Award Amount: $30,000 annually, non-renewable for the national winner. The winning applicant's school will also receive a $50,000 technology grant. National finalists will receive $5,000 for educational expenses.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $150,000.

Applicants must:

 - This award is for U.S. students.
 - Must be currently enrolled in grades K-12.
 - Must have an interest in drawing and visual art.
 - Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.


In order to apply for this award, the applicant must submit a drawing which incorporates the Google logo and this year's competition theme. Applications must be signed by a parent, guardian, or teacher and mailed to the provider. Parents and teachers may also submit a student's work through the online application. All submissions must be received by the deadline date.
Apply Now

Riddle Me This...

What 8 letter word can have consecutive letters taken out and still remain a word until only one letter is left? 

Text Martika your answer. 

Last Riddle's answer: stapler 
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ACT Test Dates

Test Date                      |       Register Deadline
October 23, 2021         |      September 17, 2021
December 11, 2021      |      November 5, 2021
February 12, 2022        |     January 7, 2022
April 2, 2022                 |       February 25, 2022
June 11, 2022               |       May 6, 2022

SAT Test Dates

Test Date                     |       Register Deadline
October 2, 2021           |      September 3, 2021
November 6, 2021       |      October 8, 2021
December 4, 2021       |      November 4, 2021
March 12, 2022            |      February 11, 2022
May 7, 2022                 |      April 8, 2022
June 4, 2022                |       April 8, 2022

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Virtual Kudos Board

If you'd like to share your kudos before our next Saturday meeting please feel free to use our new virtual Kudos board. You may post as many kudos as you like! 

TSI Exemptions 

You need to start looking at getting your TSI scores! If you took the TSI for a dual credit class then you will need to ask your counselors for your scores. If you are exempt from the TSI you will need your ACT/SAT score instead.

The Texas Succes Initiative law requires every college entering student to demonstrate readiness in reading, writing, and math by earning an acceptable score in each area on the TSI Assessment unless you prove an exemption. The following list shows different ways students may qualify as being exempt from the TSI. Please review the exemption options below to see if you qualify.

Scores on the ACT or SAT Test

ACT Scores
Reading - Composite 23 AND English 19
Writing - Composite 23 AND English 19 
Math - Composite 23 AND Math 19 

SAT Scores
Reading - Evidence Based Reading/Writing 480 
Writing - Evidence Based Reading/Writing 480
Math - Math 530 

Scores on the STAAR test

Reading - End-of-course score of
level 2 on English III

Writing - End-of-course score of
level 2 on English III

Math - End-of-course score of
level 2 on Algebra II

Dual Credit

Depending on what college-level course(s) you have already successfully completed, you may be exempt from taking the TSI Assessment in one or more areas. A TSI Coordinator will evaluate your COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY transcript(s) to determine if the courses you have successfully completed will qualify.
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