What's coming up for Upward Bound?
The Hate U Give Movie Field Trip
Thursday, October 25. 3pm-7:30pm. MCHS Rm 441.
On Thursday 10/25, students should go to room 441 immediately after school. Our bus will leave the high school around 3:55pm and should return at roughly 7:30pm. Students will need to be picked up by parents at the high school, unless they have permission to take a late MITS bus home.
Both the movie ticket and concessions (drink, popcorn) will be provided by Upward Bound free of charge. Students are not required to bring any money for this field trip.
**Students were given permission slips Monday 10/15 and must return them by Thurs 10/18. Only the first 25 students to turn in slips may attend.**
BSU Football Field Trip
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 3-9:30pm. Meet in Room 441, MCHS.
Upward Bound students will meet in room 441 after school, enjoy a snack and activity together, and then take a bus to the BSU Football Game at 5pm. We may not be able to stay for the entire game, because they tend to run very late, and plan to return to MCHS around 9:30pm.
It's very important that students dress warmly (coat, gloves, hat, scarf) since it will be cold out and this is an outdoor event. Snacks and tickets will be provided.
**Students will be given permission slips the week of Oct. 29 and must return them no later than Thurs, Nov. 8. Only the first 30 students who turn in their permission slips will be eligible to go on this field trip.**
Why a Football Game?
For many student athletes, college athletics are a big part of the college decision-making process. Students need to know whether the college offers their sport, whether athletic scholarships are available, how competitive athletic scholarships are, what the quality of the sports facilities is, and whether there is a strong fan culture at the school.
For non-athletes, sports can be important, too. Some students dislike sports and don’t want a sports-obsessed school. Others want to be part of a fan culture and find sporting events to be a great way to meet other students and support their school. Students going on this trip should think about what kind of sports culture they want in a college and use the experience as a way to better understand college sports.
Programming Your Future: Intro to CS
Thursday, November 7. 3pm-5pm. MCHS Rm 441.
Don't miss the kickoff workshop for our Computer Science series this year! Upward Bound has won a $40,000 STEM grant and as a result, we will be providing our students with a number of Computer Science workshops, field trips, and learning opportunities this year.
Come to this workshop for a fun introduction to Computer Science, plus more information about our upcoming Chicago Merit Trip competition and next summer's class offerings.
Special guests Dr. Becky Hammons and Ms. Sarah Janssen from Ball State will be present to tell you more about their programs.
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