Please join us for an opportunity to have your opinion and voice heard around the way we test and measure our students and schools. Skylar Gallop, the Panhandle’s Regional Advocacy Director for Raise Your Hand Texas will be sharing with us her organization’s campaign, Measure What Matters, which is gathering Texans opinions around the STAAR test and A-F campus accountability system. They will use that data to drive their process of drafting legislation they’ll take into the next legislative session, looking to improve these systems. Bottom line: If you care about the way we measure our children, teachers and schools, here’s a chance to advocate for them. Skylar is a member of our local chapter, an ally in advocacy and friend. I hope to see you there. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
What: Measure What Matters, A Raise Your Hand Texas Listening Circle
When: This Thursday, Feb 17 @ 6pm
Where: Warford Activity Center
Who: Open to the public, members are encouraged to bring a friend.
The Amarillo Branch NAACP is accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
Scholarship applications will be accepted UNTIL March 31st. All applications for scholarships must be received or postmarked by March 31st.
The Amarillo Branch NAACP Scholarship Awards are open to all interested Amarillo area students. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, financial need and community service All student scholarship applicants must meet the minimum enrollment and qualifications required by the college or university they plan to attend.
Scholarship amounts $500 up to $1000. One-time payment (non-renewable)
All applicants must agree to the following requirements: Student must be an Amarillo area high school senior.
Student must be accepted as a full time student at an accredited College or University and show proof of admission.
All scholarship awards will be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office at the college/university designated by the student on or about August 1st for application to the Fall or Spring Semester.
Any and all funds remaining after the payment of tuition, books, and fees will be held for the student by the student’s Financial Aid Office for use the following semester.
If all funds are not used within two consecutive semesters and/or summer sessions, the remaining funds will be forfeited back to the Amarillo Branch NAACP.
RECIPIENTS MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.
If you have recently moved to Potter County and need to vote a Limited Ballot, plan to vote early at the Santa Fe Building.
Main location: Santa Fe Building Ticket Office, 900 S. Polk, FIrst Floor
Hours for voting at Santa Fe Building: February 14-18, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. February 19-20, 2022 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. February 20, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. February 21, 2022 CLOSED February 22-25, 2022 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Branch locations: Casey Carpet One 3500 I-40 West Frontage Road
Hillside Christian Church NW, 600 Tascosa Rd, Backside of church
United Amigos 3300 East I-40, NW Entrance
Cornerstone Outreach 1111 N. Buchanan St.
Hours for Branch Locations Early Voting: February 14-18, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. February 19-20, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. February 21, 2022 CLOSED February 22-25, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Randall County Early Voting
You can find the Randall County Early Voting schedule