Educational Talent Search & Upward Bound
Fall 2015 Schedule

All Activities are FREE! 

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

Welcome Back to School 

We hope that your school year is off to a great start.  UB/ETS advisors will start meeting with the students at the schools shortly after Labor Day.  If you should have any questions before that time, please feel free to call us at the MSU-Billings office or send us an email. 

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. 

Fall Dates:

SENIORS & PARENTS OF SENIORS:  Please take advantage of every meeting opportunity.  These college experiences and workshops are invaluable to your students and will be helpful to you also.  In addition, UB/ETS advisors are always willing to set-up meeting times to go over or help with college information and processes.  In addition, if you and your student attend the workshops on September 19th and January 9th, you will be entered for a $250 scholarship drawing! 

 9/19/15   Saturday                     Time:  10am-12pm               Place: MSU-B Student Union Building_

 Seniors & Parents - College Planning & Senior Timeline Meeting:  This meeting will be a college timeline and checklist for the year.  There are many important college dates and deadlines during the senior year.  You will also hear about some extra UB/ETS scholarship opportunities.  This is an invaluable workshop that you do not want to miss. 

9/22/15    Tuesday                                 Time:  8:30am-11:30am                    Place:  MSU-B Lower Gym

 Seniors ONLY - College Fair:  Seniors may sign-up for this event at their high school.  You will be excused  for the morning to go gather information from various colleges throughout the United States.  This is a really important event to attend at the start of your senior year.  You will also be registered for a scholarship drawing by signing up.  Wait for announcements at your school to sign-up or see your counseling office for more information.  UB/ETS advisors will be at the event to help answer questions and make sure you are getting all the applications and info necessary. 

10/15/15   Thursday                      Time: 10am-12pm                    Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot  

 All Grades Welcome– MSU-Billings College Tour and Ropes Course- Come check out and become familiar with your local campus and see what it has to offer.  We will also check out the new ropes and team building course.  Don’t miss out on the fun!      Cap:  25 students

Note:  If you are signing-up for the college trip below, you will not be able to attend this tour and team building day.

10/15—10/16  Thursday & Friday       Time: 7:00am Departure        Place:  Meet at Cisel Hall Parking lot    

 Sophomores, Juniors, & Seniors ONLY– Montana Tech, Montana Western, and MSU-Bozeman College Tours– We will be touring some great Montana campuses during this two day trip.  Come see if one of these campuses might be the right fit for you.  Please call the office to sign-up by 10/9/15.   Food and lodging will be provided.  Please bring money for souvenirs or extra snacks.   Cap:  40 students

Note:  We will depart promptly at 7:00am and return by 5:30pm Friday, October 17th.   Don’t be late to board the bus!

10/22/15  Thursday      Time: 7:30pm         Place:  Meet at Billings Studio Theatre (1500 Rimrock Rd.)

All Grades Welcome–  The Addams Family”

That lovable family of creepy kooks are alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself    falling in love, a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better    acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos ensues.”

Cap:  20 students   Note:  Students MUST Pick up their tickets from the office a week before the show.  If you have not picked up your ticket, it will be given to someone on the waitlist. 

10/29/15   Thursday                              Time: 4:30-6:30pm                                      Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

Halloween Food Drive  (All Grade Levels Welcome)- We are partnering up with MSU-Billings students to collect food for the Food Bank.  We will be breaking up into groups and collecting donations from area houses.  Please wear a Halloween costume if you’d like.  We will have some fun refreshments in the SUB after collecting.   

10/31/15   Saturday     Time: 4:30-6:30pm          Place: Meet at St. John’s Nursing Home (3940 Rimrock Rd.)  

 St. John’s Nursing Home Volunteer Event (All Grade Levels Welcome)                                                                            Come have pizza and hangout with the residents at St. John’s.  After pizza we will help distribute candy to the trick-o treaters!                                                                                                                                                                                                           YOU MAY WEAR A COSTUME!

11/14/15   Saturday                              Time: 10am-12pm                           Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

Seniors -Scholarship Workshop– You don’t want to miss this workshop.  We will show what types of          scholarships are out there, where to look, and help you get started on the hardest part, WRITING THE ESSAY.   Scholarships are the best way to help pay for your future education.

11/14/15  Saturday                              Time: 9am-12pm                   Place:  Meet at Cisel Hall Parking Lot   

All Students Welcome– Sociology and Self Defense– Policemen, Detectives, Crime investigation, Social Work, and many more careers can be obtained with a Sociology degree.  We will learn about this major and add a fun twist by learning some great self-defense moves.  Heading off to college can be intimidating and having some common sense and  self defense tactics can help.  Don’t miss this fun workshop!

12/5/15   Saturday                             Time: 10am-12pm                               Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 UB/ETS Holiday Party- All grades are invited to come celebrate the holidays.  We will play games, have holiday snacks, and make holiday cards for the residents at St. John’s Nursing Home.  If you’d like to bring a new stuffed animal to donate to the residents as well, please do so.     

1/9/15   Saturday                               Time: 10am-12pm                           Place:  MSU-B Student Union  

 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.    

1/9/15   Saturday                   Time: 9am-12pm               Place:  Meet at the Cisel Hall Parking Lot   

 Montana Rescue Mission Service Day-  All grades that are interested in helping out the Mission will want to come.  We will be making some fleece blankets and distributing them to the Men’s Rescue Mission.  We will also learn what the Rescue Mission is all about and take a tour.                                                                                                                                                             Cap:  30


      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. 



Friday, October 16th

Friday, November 13th

Call:  657-2011 or visit


Montana State University

Friday, October 16th

Friday, January 29th

Friday, March 11th

Friday, April 8th

 Call: 1-888-MSU-CATS or visit


University of Montana

Friday, October 16th

Friday, November 6th and 20th

  Call:  1-800-462-8636 or visit


ACT Dates

Test Date                                    Registration Deadline                     Late Registration

September 12, 2015                 August 7, 2015                     August 8-21 2015

               October 24, 2015            September 18, 2015              September 19-Oct. 2, 2015 

            December 12, 2015                  November 6, 2015              November 7-20, 2015





























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