Educational Talent Search

Enhancing Educational Talent, Encouraging Individual Success

Spring 2016


Please Call your Program Office to Sign-up for the activities you are interested in!


ETS students: 657-2116 | UB students: 657-2180


 2/6/16   Saturday                 
Time:  9am-Noon         
Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

7th-12th Grades- Military Workshop at the Armed Forces Reserve Center:  If you are interested in learning about the different options the military provides, specifically the National Guard and ROTC, please check this interactive session out.  Please wear tennis shoes and comfortable clothing as you may get a taste of what the training is like.    


2/27/16 Saturday           
Time:  9am-Noon                        
Place:  MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153

Seniors & Parents - College Goal Montana—Free Application for Federal Student Aid:  Don’t miss this opportunity to get help completing your FAFSA.  Make sure you bring all the materials listed on the first page of the newsletter.     


3/12/16  Saturday
Time: 9am-Noon               
Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

7th-12th Grades—Aviation Day– Do not miss this awesome opportunity to check out the Rocky Mountain      College Aviation program and a visit to the Hanger.  Students will get a hands on experience with Rocky’s simulator and participate in some fun activities at the Hanger.  If you are interested in being a pilot, mechanic, or other aviation careers, you do not want to miss this one.

3/21/16 Monday
T ime:  6:00-8pm               
Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152

Juniors-ACT Prep for Math—Begin prepping for your ACT test in April.  We will be covering sample problems from the Math sections of the test.  Don’t miss our on this opportunity! 

3/22/16 Tuesday               
Time:  6:00-8pm               
Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152 

Juniors-ACT Prep for English, Reading, and Science-Continue preparing for your ACT test in April by getting some tips on the English, Reading, and Science sections.


4/21/16--4/23/16 Thursday-Saturday    
Time: 8am departure       
Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

9th-12th Grades Only– Sheridan College, Black Hills State, and Colorado School of Mines Trip-  This is a great opportunity to check out some colleges outside your home state.  Activity slips will need to be signed by your teachers and turned in to your UB/ETS advisor.  Students must have a current 2.5 GPA and be in good standing with attendance in order to travel.  Priority will be given to upper classmen.  Only Seniors who have submitted an     application to one of these schools, may attend.  Meals and hotel are provided.  Please bring money for souvenirs or extra snacks.   We will leave promptly at 8am on Thursday and return by 3pm on Saturday.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.  (30 spots available)


4/22/16  Friday  
Time: 10am-Noon             
Place: Zoo MT of Billings - 2100 South Shiloh Rd.

All Grades Welcome-Zoo Montana Service Day-Come volunteer at Zoo MT. for Earth Day.  This will be a great  service opportunity to put on your resume.


4/23/16 Saturday              
Time:  10am-Noon           
Place:  MSUB SUB Rm. 152

Seniors and Parents– College Wrap-up:  We will go over all of your college award letters, scholarships received thus far, and answer final questions.  If you have anything you need to work on, this can also be a great time to do that.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Decision time!    


5/6/16   Friday                      
Time:  8am-5pm
Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

All Grades Welcome– Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyoming– Come check out this nice little 2 year campus.  We will be specifically looking at the Graphic Arts and Photography programs.  Lunch will be provided.  Please dress appropriately.  We will depart promptly at 8am.   (40 spots available)

Theatre Schedule


2/20/16– International Guitar Night
Time:  7:30 pm
Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

“Since its beginning in 1995 in a converted laundromat in the California Bay Area, International Guitar Night has featured the best performing guitar composers from around the world. Audiences cherish the friendly, informal ambiance of the performances.  Participants have relished the chance IGN affords to express reverence for one another and to collaborate rather than compete. The unique brand of "guitar positivity" the forum provides has helped propel IGN to becoming the most successful guitar showcase of its kind.”


3/26/16 - Barrage 8
Time:  7:30pm
Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

“Barrage 8 is the latest project from John Crozman, Dean Marshall, and Tony Moore, the original creators of the hit show Barrage. Utilizing the same energy, panache and innovative stage performance that Barrage was known for, Barrage 8 features all the  instruments in the modern string family. The "8" in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet: four violins, two violas, cello, and double bass. This instrumentation drives a rich and powerful sonic palette that further explores the musical diversity in the Barrage 8 compositions and arrangements.”


4/26/16 - Celtic Fire
Time:  7:30pm
Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

“Touring with world class Irish step dancers, this show dazzles with the bare essentials of Irish culture and sweeps you to the Emerald Isle.”


ACT Test Dates

Note:  All Juniors will sign-up and take the test at theirdesignated high school


ACT Prep Dates

Monday, March 21st and Tuesday, March 22nd

Time:  6:00-8pm  Place:  MSU-B SUB, Rm. 152 

Call 657-2116 (ETS) or 657-2180 (UB) to sign-up


ACT Test Dates

February 6, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2016
Late Registration: January 9-15, 2016


April 9, 2016                               
Registration Deadline: March 4, 2016                     
Late Registration: March 5-18, 2016


June 11, 2016                                
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2016                         
Late Registration: May 7-20, 2016 


The Montana University System requires an ACT score of at least 22 or SAT score of 1540 or a 2.5 high school grade point average or be in the top half of your graduating class.