HOSA garage sale helps students attend conferences and field trips
The Health Occupations Students of America at Lehman High School will host its annual garage sale from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday in front of the school. Proceeds help HOSA students attend conferences and educational field trips.
Is our Constitution still relevant?
That’s the topic of this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) “Voice of Democracy” scholarship. Students in grades 9-12 can submit a video on the topic. The top winner gets a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the American college, university or vocational/technical school of the student’s choice. That’s 30 thousand, not three, which is why each year more than 50,000 high school students compete. State winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March as well as a portion of $152,000 in national awards. Check out the rules and apply by visiting www.vfw.org.
No school this Monday
Remember there is no school on Oct. 8, which is a student holiday at Hays CISD.
Elm Grove student to lead fundraiser based on his experience
Ty Dahlstrom, a first-grader at Elm Grove, has wholeheartedly adopted “The Leader in Me” principles. He will lead the fundraising effort at the school on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Ty selected that organization based on his own experience with it; he and his family were able to vacation in Hawaii to fulfill Ty’s wish. He has dysautonomia, a condition that leads to multiple system atrophy. The underlying cause is a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Throughout October, Elm Grove students and staff will be collecting spare change to help Ty’s dream of helping another child. Watch Ty’s Make-A-Wish video at this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEcej7mylc&feature=share.
Hays CISD Gifted and Talented referral period begins next month
Hays CISD campuses will be accepting referrals for gifted and talented services from Nov. 1–16. Referral forms can be obtained from your child’s teacher or the school GT Specialist beginning Nov. 1. The assessment period is held from January to April and will take place at the student’s campus during school hours over the course of several weeks. Evaluation of student data and recommendation of services occur in May. Parents are notified by mail in May 2013 of the final determination of services. Students who require services will receive them beginning the fall of 2013. The district will host an informational session 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Hays Performing Arts Center. Contact Evie Hofmann at email@example.com for more information.