Shaw Heights

May
23

YESS at Shaw Heights Middle School

What a week! I cannot put into words how proud I am of our YESS scholars and the support they showed one another during our end of year celebration last week. We had such a great turn out, and every one who came did a wonderful job of supporting those who were speaking. Our Shaw […]

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May
16

YESS at Shaw Heights

Love Thyself Brainstorming about LOVE! This past week we transitioned from speaking about stress to a discussion centered around self-love. We were excited to try a new lesson from the newest YESS curriculum entitled, “Love Thyself.” This lesson fit in perfectly with our talks last week about the power of visualization and positive affirmations when […]

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May
10

YESS Institute at Shaw Heights

This past week in YESS we continued our talks about the future in discussing stress and the ways it can affect us. So many of our scholars have been feeling stressed lately, with PARCC  and CMAS testing and the end of the year now fast approaching. Mentors and mentees alike are working hard to ensure […]

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Apr
18

The YESS Institute at Shaw Heights Middle School

Monday, April 17, 2017 PARCC Testing & College Knowledge Andres does a “trust fall” during 3rd hour. This past week marked the start of PARCC state testing for our scholars at Shaw Heights. We had testing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (for select groups). Testing went from the first bell until about 11:30, which has […]

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Mar
20

YESS at Shaw Middle Heights

Self Portraits & Mentors at the 5th Grade Fair! Brenna, myself and Advino at the 5th Grade Fair! This past week in our YESS classes at Shaw Heights we did a fantastic art project and we hosted a table at the 5th Grade Fair for two days. We were so excited to begin our self-portrait […]

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Mar
14

YESS at Shaw Heights

Monday, March 13, 2017   Accountability & Success  What a crazy two weeks it has been for us at Shaw Heights! I must apologize for the missing blog post as I was unable to write one last week. I have been out for two weeks as I have been recoveing from a collapsed lung, and […]

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YESS at Shaw Heights

ESMART Goals This past week in our YESS program at Shaw Heights we began to discuss goals in more detail. We began by assessing the differences between a goal and a dream. Many of our scholars felt confused by this comparison and so we took some time to better understand how a goal is a […]

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