Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound
Spring 2015 Schedule

All Activities are FREE! 

ETS students call 657-2116 to sign-up. | UB students call 657-2180 to sign-up.

Back into the Groove 

All Activities are FREE! 
Call 657-2116(ets) or 657-2180 (ub) to Sign-UP!

Note:  If you sign-up for an activity and are unable to attend, please contact the office as soon as possible.  We always have a waiting list of other students who will fill the spot. 

Spring Dates:

1/10/15   Saturday                    Time:  10am-Noon               Place:  MSU-B Student Union Rms. 152 & 153

Seniors & Parents -    FAFSA Workshop:  IMPORTANT WORKSHOP!!  Come learn about the financial aid process and how to get money for college.  We will have an expert from the Student Assistance Foundation  break it down and answer questions.   If you or your parents attended the September Senior Seminar workshop, you could win a scholarship drawing just by attending.    

Parents of Seniors who attened the September and will attend the January session could win a $250 Scholarship for their Senior!

1/10/15   Saturday  Time:  9am-Noon Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

Ropes and Team Building-  All grades that are interested  in learning how to work together as part of team, please come check out this fun and interactive workshop.  These are skills that will help you succeed in college and career. 

Cap:  30 spots available

2/7/15   Saturday Time:  9am-Noon           Place:  MSU-B SUB Rms. 152 & 153

Seniors & Parents - College Goal Montana—Free Application for 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.     

2/19/15--2/20/15     Thursday-Friday Time: 2:00pm departure Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

 9th-12th Grades Only– MSU Bozeman “Women in Engineering Dinner” and “Shadow a College of Engineering Major” Trip:   This is a great opportunity for female and male students that are interested in studying engineering in college.  Activity slips will need to be signed by your teachers and turned in to your UB/ETS advisor for Thursday 5th and 6th periods and all day Friday.  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.  Meals and hotel are provided.   We will leave promptly at 2pm on Thursday and return by 5pm on Friday.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.  (20 spots available)

3/14/15  Saturday Time:  10am-12pm Place:  MSU-B SUB Rm. 152

 Seniors Only—FAFSA Follow-up, “What Now?”—Come learn what you should be doing now that your FAFSA is complete.  We will be talking about what to expect on your Award Letters, getting signed-up for housing,

registering for orientations, and continuing the work on scholarships.  This will be a great work session.  Parents are welcome to attend.  Bring your questions!

3/14/15  Saturday Time:  9am-12pm Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

7th-11th Grades—Environmental Energy Careers—Please come check out some different jobs revolving around science.  If you have a passion for bettering the environment and love science, these jobs might be a good fit for you.  Maybe you don’t know a lot about this area.  Come learn more!   

3/26/15--3/28/15     Thursday-Saturday Time: 7:30am departure Place:  Cisel Hall Parking Lot

 9th-12th Grades Only– Great Falls College, Carroll College, and the University of Montana College Trip-  This is a great opportunity to check out some of your local colleges.  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 7:30am on Thursday and return by 2pm on Saturday.  Please dress              appropriately for the weather.  (40 spots available)

3/30/15 Monday Time:  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! 

3/31/15 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.

4/25/15 Saturday       Time:  10am-Noon    Place:  MSU-B 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!    

4/25/15    Saturday   Time: 8am-Done (Around Noon)   Place: Zoo MT of Billings - 2100 South Shiloh Rd. 

March for Babies- All Grades Welcome-This is a great volunteer opportunity!  Help out with face painting, food, making cotton  candy, or take part in a walk for babies.  This would look great on your college resume! 

5/1/15 Friday          Time:  9am-1pm   Place:  To Be Announced

ACT ASPIRE Test-Attention Freshmen & Sophomores-This is an important pre-ACT test and a great indicator of how you will score on your college entrance test.  Sign-up! (Only 30 tests. First come first serve) Priority given to Sophomores.

5/9/15 Saturday          Time:  11am-2pm   Place:  Height’s Albertsons

Car Wash Fundraiser-Students that are signed-up for early college classes (University Connections) or that are interested in taking classes in the future should attend.  Money raised will help pay for these classes.

 **REMEMBER: ALL students are welcome to this fundraiser.  However, if you are taking a College Connections class Summer 2015, please plan on attending. 
Money raised helps to pay for those classes.

Spring 2015 Theatre Schedule

2/10/15– The Great Gatsby

“Witness the sweep, poetry and grandeur of America's most celebrated novel as the Montana Repertory Theatre continues to tell America's great stories with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy. Watch the rise and fall of the notorious Jay Gatsby and the alluring and dangerous Daisy Buchanan presented by one of the nation's premier touring companies. Seeing The Great Gatsby live on stage renews and refreshes our understanding of this remarkable tale told by an American genius. MRT, an Equity company based at the University of Montana in Missoula, has been touring since 1968. The Rep has presented more than 600 performances in nearly 500 communities from California to New York in that time.”

Time:  7:30 pm Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

 4/11/15 - Recycled Percussion

“Since breaking out on "America's Got Talent," Recycled Percussion has become a national sensation! The   four-man team, composed of Justin Spencer, Ryan Vezina, Matt Bowman and Jason Davies, delivers a wild all-ages show, featuring percussion instruments made up of stuff you are more likely to find at a junkyard than in a band room, including power tools, car parts, vacuums and jumbo aluminum ladders. Combining heavy metal, punk, pop and hip-hop, Recycled Percussion offers an exciting interactive music experience unlike anything else. Their extraordinary athleticism (they play drums upside down) defies cartoon physics.”

Time:  7:30pm Place:  Alberta Bair Theatre

Additional Service Projects for High School Students

Students:  Keep building your resume for college.  If you are unable to volunteer with us, here are some popular places to call. 

 -United Way                                                                    -Billings Clinic

-Help for Homeless Pets                                                  -St. Vincent's Hospital

-Education Conservation Center                                     -Moss Mansion

-Zoo Montana                                                                   -Salvation Army

You may also want to check out for other opportunities in your area.


College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents


MSU-Billings & City College

February 13th & March 13th

10:00am-3:00pm  (Main Campus) 

9:00am-3:00pm  (City College)

Please go on-line to sign up:

Call:  657-2011 Main Campus

Call: 247-3000 City College

Montana State University - Friday Visits

Friday, January 30th

Friday, March 6th

Friday, March 27th

 Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS

Or register at:

Rocky Mountain College

Friday, January 30th

Friday, March 13th

Call:  406-657-1026

Or register at:

University of Montana - UM Days

Friday, February 13th

Friday, March 6th, 20th, or 27th

Friday, April 10th

Call:  1-800-462-8636

Or register at:


Other possible College Visit Days for Seniors and Parents

Note:  Please call the individual colleges to sign-up for these dates.  You are responsible for your own transportation for these events. 


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