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May, 2018

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GEAR UP Maine staff

The REACH HIGHER INITIATIVE is Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to inspire every student in the U.S. to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university.
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Grant Must Do's
May Must Do's

College Access Team Members
  • Draft year 5 action plan with Regional Facilitator 
  • Input services/activities into SCRIBE and provide service summary and receipt documentation to Business Managers
Data Stewards
  • Add students who enroll during the months of May/June. Note if they are GEAR UP eligible.
  • ALL students will have an exit code at the end of the year. New exit codes to select from are listed on the Exit Student Template. This should save work at the beginning of the next school year.
  • Enter participation in SCRIBE for all services that took place during the months of May and June as described in your GEAR UP Action Plan. Reference the roster that’s attached to the service.  Enter Service Summary Form into SCRIBE.  
  • Ensure that services planned for the summer are listed in SCRIBE.
  • Complete the data for the 2018 Graduates. Use the Graduates Template. There is a helpful tip in the Graduates Instructions document on how you might want to collect data from the school counselor. It would expedite your import process.
  • End of course grades entered into SCRIBE. This includes all courses that fall under math, ELA, science, AP, early college, and dual credit.  Those are the only courses we track. 
  • Unexcused Absences for the Year (10+). On our federal report, we’re required to report the aggregate number of students by grade level who have 10 or more unexcused absences for the year. 
What's Happening
MSAD 58 Sea Dogs/College Fair Visit
 
Check out pictures of the MSAD 58 Sea Dogs game and college fair visit on May 10th, funded by the Multiple Pathways Pilot. Six of the MSAD 58 students got to do the inter-inning activities! 
RSU 58 Career Fair
RSU 58, Mt. Abram, had their college and career fair on Friday, April 27.
 46 different colleges and careers were represented!
UMF Summer 2018 GEAR UP Leadership Institute

GEAR UP Maine Student Videos

GEAR UP Maine highlighted two students from Fort Fairfield High School about their experience being a GEAR UP student. GEAR UP is creating a better college-going culture in Maine schools and students are becoming more excited and ready for a postsecondary experience. Check out these two student videos and please share far and wide!
 
GEAR UP Maine Julian
GEAR UP Maine Mikayla


CALL FOR GEAR UP STUDENT STORIES
All of our GEAR UP students have a story to tell. It's up to us to help them find their voice to tell it. Do you know a student who would be interested in sharing their story with GEAR UP Maine? Be it a story of success or struggle, we want to hear it and share it. It's so important now, more than ever, that our students' voices are heard. Please contact GEAR UP Maine Communication Specialist, Kayla Hopkins kayla@syntiro.org if you are interested in diving into this student story-telling adventure. 
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The GEAR UP Maine program is funded through a grant (reference #P3345050037;
Karmon Simms-Coates, Project Officer) from the U.S. Department of Education to
University of Maine at Farmington administered by Syntiro.


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