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Jun
15

End of the School Year at West Leadership Academy

The school year ends with dozens of students graduating high school, 7 scores of 8th graders going through commencement, and the remaining students gleefully await their summer vacation. But before the year ended the students reflected on their year and their life by creating masks which represent their authentic self. The goal of the mask […]

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May
27

Last Weeks Before Summer at Ranum

It has been a crazy last couple of weeks here at Ranum. There were a lot of celebrations, awards, field trips, and of course, reminiscing. We spent a lot of time going through past projects and reflecting on how they helped shape us this school year. Many of these projects were taken home by students […]

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May
20

Wrapping Up the Year at Shaw Heights

The YESS program at Shaw Heights Middle School finished the school year strong. Many mentees are preparing to be mentors in the 2016-2017 school year, and many mentors…

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May
16

This is Why We Do What We Do

These months are among the most joyous of the year in our world of education.Why do we do what we do? Bleeding hearts, social justice, equity, second chances, not giving up on young lives…

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May
09

Springtime at North High School

North Engagement Center and Main Campus students are working on becoming career minded this week. Students have taken aptitude tests, researched possible careers and have looked at pathways to get to…

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Apr
22

April Showers, West High School

Taxing is a fun word to use during a month of state testing. Our students were as ripe as they could possibly become by this time of the year and now their trial begins…

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Apr
15

Springtime at Scott Carpenter Middle School

This has been a busy time at Scott Carpenter! Ms. Coleman, who took over the program while I was on leave, is a top-notch educator. She made sure the core YESS content…

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Apr
08

Life After Spring Break at Ranum Middle School

This week is a wild one coming back from Spring Break. Students had it extended by having no school on Monday but 7th and 8th graders were welcomed…

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Mar
18

Getting College-Ready at North High School

As the end of the school year rolls around our seniors at North High School are starting to make the hard choice of what they will being doing after graduation…

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Mar
11

March at Abraham Lincoln High School

Well here we are, the month of March! Our mentors here at Lincoln are really trying to cram work on their mentees. The month of March and the first couple of weeks of April are going to be hectic here due to all the big tests coming up. Getting the students’ grades up and getting ready for testing is our main priority here at Lincoln this month.

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