|Register students for the 2017--18 school year|
Join us at Eastside Memorial on Saturday, May 6th from 9am to noon for help with online registration for the next school year.
|Pre Med Summer Academy for CTE Students|
EMHS -- Five students from Eastside Memorial High School are preparing themselves for a possible future as medical doctors by taking classes in the ACC Pre Med Summer Youth Academy during the upcoming summer.
Students selected for the Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy are Paulina Duelos Coronado, Joseph Ramirez, Lisbeth Hernandez, Carmen Pacheco and Maria Villafuerte. All of the 11th grade students are in CTE courses and will be enrolled in the Health Science program for the upcoming school year. For consideration to attend the Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy, students needed at least a 3.0 GPA and should have taken biology and chemistry. Students had to submit written essays to describe their future goals in medicine and how their selection would benefit their preparation. Students also were required to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor.
The ACC Pre Med Summer Youth Academy is designed for junior and senior high school students who are interested in pursuing pre-medical programs at the university level. Through the selection of 1-4 prep courses, out of 7 core subject areas, students will prepare to receive higher grades in medical school pre-requisite courses, learn about careers in the medical field, and discover their future as medical doctors. Students will be taking courses such as Medical Surgery, Medical Terminology, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology and Micro-biology. Students are scheduled to taking morning and afternoon classes divided into two summer sessions. Session I is from June 5-29 and Session II lasts from July 3- August 3. All classes will be taken at the ACC Highland Business Center location and courses also include simulation lab experiences and cadaver dissection.
The Pre-Med Academy will be coordinated by instructors in the Continuing Education Department at ACC. According to its director; Dr. Hector Aguilar, the primary focus of the program is to provide students the types of exposure to the higher education course regimen necessary for future physicians. 'We expect the summer academy will change the lives of these students by giving strong foundations for course preparation', he said.
Representatives of Continuing Education are looking to extend the summer experiences for continuance the following year as well and track the students involved in the youth academy. Further inquiries may be directed to Lonnie Villarino at 512-223-7526.
|CTE and Fine Arts Students Complete Successful Internship|
EMHS -- Six students from Fine Arts and CTE departments at Eastside Memorial High School recently participated in the 2017 FuseBox Festival as a culmination of their internship during the spring semester. Students Cydnei Mathis, Lisbeth Hernandez, Phoibe Usabimana, Lisa Herrera, Josephine Zambrano and Beth Rocha provided architectural designs and ideas for persons from Design Institute at UT Dell Medical School and thinkEAST for a community café concept presented at the festival.
Fusebox has spent the past three years engaging the Govalle-Johnston Terrace neighborhood, artistic community, city, and other stakeholders on a more thoughtful and equitable way to develop real estate through the thinkEAST project (a 24-acre real development at the heart of the neighborhood). One of the most striking things learned through their community planning process was that the entire project should be, at its heart, a community health project.
The six (6) Participants from EMHS and three (3) students from East Austin College Prep School engaged in an intergenerational action research project using the lenses of community health, arts, and culture that culminated in a working prototype for a community cafe as part of the Fusebox Festival held recently here in Austin. The students have ownership and agency over the research and were provided a stipend for their work and commitment to the project. Students participated in workshops during lunch at Eastside Memorial and again on Saturdays at Eastside Memorial and East Austin College Prep.
The students engaged in workshops from January to April researching topics such as
- health challenges facing their neighborhood
- artistic and cultural traditions of their community
- family recipes from neighborhood residents (along with food stories)urban gardening, farming, and strategies for using food as a tool for health and connection
- design and architectural ideas
Students were led by Lead Artists Zell Miller and Jason Phelps, with assistance from Design Institute at Dell Medical School. According to Miller and Phelps, there are plans for continuance for student participation as the project moves forward.
|Community Help with EMHS Senior Class|
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|Eastside Seniors Volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank|
22 Eastside Seniors spent Monday morning volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. They spent two and a half hours inspecting frozen meats and pre-prepared meals that are distributed to area families.
In that short time, the Panther seniors inspected 2435 lbs. of meat items, enough to
create 4308 meals for Central Texas families facing food insecurity.