eNews Highlight: College acceptance letter helps quiet student’s fears

Though she’s well on her way to completing no fewer than 16 different applications to various universities, HISD student Olaide Sode was still worried about not getting into college until she received her very first acceptance letter about a month ago.

Read how this milestone experience helped diminish some of the Carnegie Vanguard High School senior’s anxieties in the Dec. 5, 2014, edition of eNews.

Other stories in this week’s edition include:

  • A story on the top toys for the 2014 holiday season, as reported by students from Longfellow ES who conduct a survey every year to help parents avoid gift-giving mistakes
  • A feature on the upcoming Hour of Code, and how HISD students are learning to build web applications and develop other 21st century skills in class
  • A look inside the district’s FUTURES Academies, and why parents should consider these programs before making magnet selections for their children

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Click here to see the full issue for Dec. 5.