Thank-You Thursday 04.05.18

Middle School:

  • To BJ for COMMITMENT: Going into Humanities and getting started right after check in! Nice Work 
  • To SAMUEL E for COMMITMENT: consistently on task and serving as a role model for classmates 
  • To SASHA L. for COMMITMENT: always trying your best in class 
  • To ALETHA D for COMMITMENT: maintaining focus and working hard each day
  • To DULIA E. for SCHOLARSHIP: working through tough problems and never giving up 
  • To EDLAWIT for COMMITMENT: diligently working on assignments in IMC
  • To MESHELL for COURAGE: always being the first to raise your hand to answer questions
  • To JACQUIE L for SCHOLARSHIP: Going above and beyond on her Quadratic Equations RT Artifact.  She used her creativity and artistic skills to masterfully explain each real world quadratic scenario and created her own binder to hand in.

High School:

  • To KAMARI W. for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: For representing CCSC at the Regional Science Fair and making it to States! Congratulations!!
  • To DAJIA, HENOCK, AYANA for COMMITMENT/SCHOLARSHIP: Doing additional research to improve sources and research paper 
  • To 10th Grade for SCHOLARSHIP/COMMITMENT: Putting in amazing quality work on their research papers in spite many snow days. 
  • To DEVIN N.O. for COMMITMENT: fighting through senioritis and continuing to work hard in Q4
  • To MONIQUE M and SAMANTA B for CITIZENSHIP: the sweet and thoughtful birthday presents!
  • To ANEEYA L, HENOCK A, FSIHAYE R, DAGEM T, OLIVIA W, JOSEPH P, LEWRY N, ALI F, EDEN D, ROHIT C, JEREMY D, and MICHAEL T for SCHOLARSHIP: nice job on our vocab review game!
  • To the 10TH GRADE for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: Shattering our already high expectations during ELA MCAS.

Adults:

  • To MR. PACE for COURAGE and CITIZENSHIP for following up with me about a tricky/confusing student situation. Truly appreciated the face to face convo so we could be on the same page and assume best intentions! 
  • To THE 9TH GRADE TEAM for SCHOLARSHIP for consistently working together to problem solve and get on the same page to support our 9th grade cohort! 
  • To MR. ISAAC for SCHOLARSHIP for consistently communicating and following up through a really tricky time with one of our students. 
  • To MS PRYSTAWIK for COMMITMENT and CITIZENSHIP: thanks for organizing and facilitating a supportive space for 9th grade student leadership!
  • To MR. BAEZA & MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: Always being supportive with a listening ear or help! 
  • To RUSS for COURAGE AND COMMITMENT: adopting a new meeting tracking system for more collaboration with counselors to support students. 
  • To MS. HALLOWELL for CITIZENSHIP: heating up my soup and bringing it to me while I was at a lunch meeting w/ students
  • To MS.BRADLEY for CITIZENSHIP: Always providing treats after exams.
  • To MS. BRADLEY for CITIZENSHIP: HEATED BLANKET!
  • To MR. PEREZ-LUNA for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: always quick to cover or help me out when I need it
  • To MR. SETON for CITIZENSHIP: bringing in lots of treats for our 10th graders before MCAS
  • To MS. DUCHARME for COMMITMENT and CITIZENSHIP: Gracefully orchestrating MCAS in an incredibly organized and calm manner. As a proctor, I felt both trusted and supported!
  • To MR. GAMMARIELLO for COMMITMENT: Thanks for taking the lead on the incredible success that was the 10th-grade bowling field trip!
  • To MR. PACE for CITIZENSHIP: Taking the time to give me much needed advice that offered a great deal of perspective.  Very meaningful and valued discussion at the end of a long day.

Thank-You Thursday 03.08.18

Middle School:

  • To THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM for COMMITMENT: Way to go on winning the championship! Thank you for representing CCSC so well with your hard work and drive!
  • To AMANI NUNES for CITIZENSHIP: Helping Advisors during DEAR and working hard to earn merits in the community
  • To MOHAMMED A. for COMMITMENT: for working hard this quarter to be on top of his work!
  • To SORAYA A. for CITIZENSHIP: for always having a positive attitude in math.
  • To KIDUS B. for COMMITMENT: for asking a good question in math and pushing back against the teacher’s answer!
  • To MESHELL B. for SCHOLARSHIP: for constantly strong work in math.
  • To NATALIE D.V. for COMMITMENT: for staying after school consistently to get a lot of work completed with teachers!
  • To JAYDAN D. for COMMITMENT: for staying after school and working productively!
  • To PRANAWA P. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a supportive seat partner.
  • To LOVENSKEE D. for COMMITMENT: for advocating for his needs and asking for help when needed.
  • To ALETHA D. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a supportive seat partner.
  • To SAL E.H. for CITIZENSHIP: for being socially aware and having good conversations about his behavior with teachers.
  • To DULIA E. for COMMITMENT: for working hard throughout independent work in math!
  • To TREVELL H. for COMMITMENT: for asking great questions in math about the homework to complete it well.
  • To SAMUEL J. for COMMITMENT: for pushing himself to get more work done in math.
  • To JEREMIAH J. for CITIZENSHIP: for helping seat partner by copying his notes for him.
  • To TAHMID K. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a supportive seat partner.
  • To MARHAWITE M. for COMMITMENT: for getting a lot of work done in math during independent work.
  • To JELISSA F. for COMMITMENT: for getting a lot of work done in math during independent work.
  • To EDLAWIT D. for COMMITMENT: for having a focused week in IMC!
  • To BLESSING O. for CITIZENSHIP: for communicating honestly and openly with teachers.
  • To NIKITA R. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a supportive seat partner.
  • To VISHAK R. for COURAGE: for being inquisitive about college and asking teachers good questions.
  • To NATHANIEL R. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a supportive seat partner.
  • To MARC R. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a positive force in the classroom.
  • To JAYDAN D. for SCHOLARSHIP: for growing since arriving at CCSC and completing homework more thoroughly!
  • To JAYDAN D (again!!) for CITIZENSHIP: fun conversations with you about “foul line”, “rock the cradle” and “360” dunk shots. 🙂
  • To TRISTAN J. (7) for SCHOLARSHIP: Excellent participation in Humanities and insightful comments
  • To RAHUL C., NYLA T., and MOHAMED A. for COMMITMENT: Participating every single class
  • To NADIRA F. for SCHOLARSHIP: Really insightful and deep contributions to Honors Reading Group

High School:

  • To JAEDEN for SCHOLARSHIP for doing good work (from a physics classmate)
  • To ALIYAH for CITIZENSHIP because she helped me with work (from a physics classmate)
  • To DEANNA for SCHOLARSHIP because she’s a great partner (from a physics classmate)
  • To CARLVIN for COMMITMENT for being persistent (from a physics classmate)
  • To NARESA for CITIZENSHIP because she helped me on my work this week (from a physics classmate)
  • To SOPHIA for CITIZENSHIP for helping me on classwork (from a physics classmate)
  • To TIM for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT, he stayed on task all class (from 2 physics classmates)
  • To MIA S for COURAGE: you dive into brave conversations, and you’re super impressive!
  • To ROHIT C, WO WEI L, and BRENDON B for SCHOLARSHIP: leading the charge teaching the young robotics kids about the robot.
  • To OLIVIA Z. for SCHOLARSHIP: Good contributions to HRG
  • To JANIYA R. and PRISCILLA T. for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking good questions and contributing to HRG discussion

Adults:

  • To MR. RODENAS for ALL THE CCSC VALUES AND MORE: Expertly coaching our Middle School boys to a championship!
  • To MS. JEAN – LOUIS for SCHOLARSHIP: Always thinking critically, intellectually, and efficiently when it comes to pushing our students towards success with content
  • To MR. HOWARD for CITIZENSHIP: Always brightening up my mornings and being a model of calm perseverance!
  • To MR. PEREZ-LUNA for COMMITMENT: your superhuman planning abilities make it easy to support students
  • To MR. ISSAC, DR. MOLK and MS. SCHOBER for CITIZENSHIP: Helping me talk through some difficult situations.

Thank-You Thursday 02.15.18

Middle School:

  • To RAHUL C. and DANIEL & SAMUEL E. for COMMITMENT: Always coming to HRG prepared to engage in discussion
  • To NYLA T. for CITIZENSHIP: Helping classmates be successful in Humanities
  • To MOHAMED A. for COMMITMENT: Working hard to do even better on homework and classwork in Humanities
  • To CALEB W for COMMITMENT: shout out for turning it around today in math lab!
  • To ROSHAWN D-R for SCHOLARSHIP: shout out for doing amazing on past IMB test!
  • To ISA S for SCHOLARSHIP: raising grade in humanities and overcoming some serious obstacles these past weeks.

High School:

  • To ROHIT C, WO WEI L, KEVIN J, BRENDON B, RAHUL C AND  THE ROBOTICS TEAM for SCHOLARSHIP, COURAGE, COMMITMENT: for having a great competition on Saturday and winning the Motivate award!
  • To BRENDON B. for SCHOLARSHIP:  For getting into his dream school of Tufts Early Decision!!!
  • TO QUENTON, IVERSON, KAYLA for SCHOLARSHIP: increased risk-taking in class – asking questions and sharing their thoughts
  • TO ANEEYA, SATOYA, SALIEMA, MENA for CITIZENSHIP: helping to build history timeline and help with merit points
  • To ZEKARIAS W for CITIZENSHIP:  thanks for being so friendly in the hallways and coming in to my office to say hello.
  • TO SEIMON for SCHOLARSHIP: Killing it last week with participation and risk taking questions
  • To ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP and CITIZENSHIP: The sub said you did an excellent job on the classwork and helped out your classmates who were stuck!
  • To MIA S, KIANIS G-P, TESLIE C, WEDGINA N for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: it’s been wonderful spending time with such a fun group of 9th graders and getting to know you!
  • To MICHAEL T for COMMITMENT: For reaching out respectfully for clarification around a conflict.
  • To MONIQUE M. for COMMITMENT: Helping to lead the chorus
  • To JANIYA R. and IVERSON M. for COMMITMENT: Working diligently throughout the geometry project and making a great team!
  • To SERINA M for CITIZENSHIP: giving me chocolate!
  • To ALIYAH L for CITIZENSHIP: bringing ramen valentines for her friends
  • To ADIA C, SERINA M, and REBA-GLORY C for SCHOLARSHIP: asking great questions and having productive conferences with me during Roundtable artifact work time

Adults:

  • To MR. PACE for COMMITMENT: Excellent coaching of the robotics team!
  • To MS. NORRIS for COMMITMENT: Hearing teachers’ needs and taking action to help
  • To Ms. TAPS for CITIZENSHIP: For always being helpful and generous of her time!
    To MR. LANDRY for COMMITMENT: promptly replacing our projector when our old one stopped working
  • To MS. BRADLEY for CITIZENSHIP: spreading Valentine’s Day cheer!
  • To MS. ROBBINS for CITIZENSHIP: Used her Sherlock Holmesian detective skills to deduce why my advisee hadn’t been able to log into his PowerSchool account, responding with firefighter-like speed to my pleading email.
  • To MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP: Bringing music to our community via her work with the chorus
  • To MS. ALEXANDER for COMMITMENT: shout-out for keeping her calm and working with some hard students through many challenges.
  • To MR. HENDRICKSON for CITIZENSHIP: shout out for always being there when needed in tricky situations!
  • To MS. GRAMS’ and MS. LUIS’S ADVISORY for Scholarship and Commitment: for reading 1,000 pages in the first week of the reading challenge.
  • To MS. GRAMS for CITIZENSHIP: always willing to offer snacks to hungry colleagues
  • To MR. SETON for CITIZENSHIP: hosting an excellent, warm gathering for the Humanities Department

 

Thank-You Thursday 02.08.18

Middle School:

  • To NYLA, LEAH, LOGIAN, JOLIE, BRYAN, DANNY, CHRIS, ROSHAWN and CALEB for COMMITMENT: great job with the insulation project and earning tons of class points in science this week!
  • To DULIA E. for SCHOLARSHIP: for your drive to complete work independently!
  • To JAYDAN D. for COURAGE: for getting more and more used to our high expectations at CCSC!
  • To ZION C.G. for CITIZENSHIP: for your always appreciated comedic relief in the classroom 🙂
  • To LOVENSKEE D. for COMMITMENT: for staying after weekly to make sure math homework gets done and gets down well!
  • To MESHELL B. for SCHOLARSHIP: for strong work habits in IMC!
  • To NATHANIEL R. for SCHOLARSHIP: for strong work habits in IMC!
  • To TAHMID K. for CITIZENSHIP: for advocating for his needs in class.
  • To EDLAWIT Z for SCHOLARSHIP: Pushing a discussion forward in humanities with multiple insightful comments and questions to her classmates.
  • To JOLIE J. for SCHOLARSHIP: Going above and beyond on classwork and homework assignments in Humanities quarter 3
  • To LEAH B. and TRISTAN J. for SCHOLARSHIP: Stepping up and participating more in Humanities

High School:

  • To YESEHAK A. for SCHOLARSHIP: For getting the Presidential Scholarship at WPI!!!
  • To ALEXIS H-M, ANTHONY B. and ZENIA W. for SCHOLARSHIP: For getting into their first colleges!
  • To ROHIT for CITIZENSHIP for supporting his classmates during a difficult situation.
  • To JAMAREE and CECE for SCHOLARSHIP for diving in and engaging in the capstone project in Junior Seminar.
  • To DAGEM and JALEN for SCHOLARSHIP for being leaders in Great Gatsby discussions!
  • To RUTH W and CALEB W for CITIZENSHIP: sending me feel-better text messages when I was out sick
  • To KEVIN T and PRISCILLA T for CITIZENSHIP: being such a big help during lunch
  • To AMANUEL, CARLVIN, TIM, ANDRONAELLE, and RUTH for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE: thanks for your leadership in physics class this week!
  • To YESEHAK for COMMITMENT: Earning a massive scholarship to an amazing college.  Nice job!

Adults:

  • To MS HUNTINGTON for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: thanks for all your work planning and organizing materials for 7th grade science!
  • To MR. REID for CITIZENSHIP: For being a helpful colleague and always responding to requests so quickly!
  • MS. TECCA for COMMITMENT & COURAGE: For holding it down with coverage from home despite being super sick.
  • To MS. REUBEN for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: Very quickly embedding herself in the community, thoughtfully considering individual students and creating super engaging ESL curriculum.
  • To MS. COSTELLO for SCHOLARSHIP: slaying 20+ column spreadsheets to ensure MCAS accommodations are in place for students.
  • To MS. BRADLEY for CITIZENSHIP: checking on me when I was sick and offering to bring me anything I needed
  • To MS. DASILVA for CITIZENSHIP: Last-minute, lending some important supplies to Geometry teachers for a project! We appreciate your help.
  • To MR. RODENAS for COURAGE: Getting that orgmega-project funded.  Wow!
  • To MS. RIPA for SCHOLARSHIP: Amazing work assessing MS literacy levels and getting us such good data!

Thank-You Thursday 02.01.18

Middle School:

  • To THE ENTIRE 8TH GRADE for SCHOLARSHIP & COMMITMENT: Showing great focus and perseverance during the NAEP exam. We are very proud of you!
  • To ROSHAWN D. for SCHOLARSHIP: Has had a good week in Humanities
  • To LOGIAN A., CHRISTANAELLE D., MOHAMED A., and TRISTAN J. for SCHOLARSHIP: Great participation in Humanities
  • To AHMAR A., CHRIS M. R., & BRANDEN G. for COMMITMENT: For bringing a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our HRG every week
  • To RAHUL C for SCHOLARSHIP: For always contributing to Humanities and HRG.
  • To NEVEAH DOTTIN for CITIZENSHIP:  thanks for offering to help with holding doors as I came in carrying so many bags!

High School:

  • To MONIQUE M and MARLY JF for COMMITMENT: communicating with multiple venues in search of a location for prom
  • To GABE NIELSEN-NUNEZ for COMMITMENT: willing to engage with a teacher about difficult social topics.
  • To KIANIS, SATOYA, SEBASTIAN AND YISHAK for CITIZENSHIP: lending their voices to the CCSC outgoing message – going live soon!
  • To MASIAH S-H for SCHOLARSHIP: helping his teacher lead a class-work activity on the board during Spanish class.

Adults:

  • To MR. REID for COMMITMENT: dealing gracefully and diligently with all our facilities needs from heating issues in Charles to a lunchtime microwave mishap

Thank-You Thursday 01.11.18

It’s time to give SHOUT-OUTS to students and adults who have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

Today, make sure you give a shout-out to the following people if you pass them in the hallway…

Middle School:
• To JOLIE J. for SCHOLARSHIP: Doing a great job on break homework and creating a powerful drawing on racism
• To ALEXIS N. for SCHOLARSHIP: Wrote a beautiful poem on racism for her break homework
• To ISA S. for SCHOLARSHIP: Great discussion moves in HRG like using a peer’s name, referring back to the text, and respectfully disagreeing with a peer
• To RAHUL C. for COURAGE: Participating/volunteering even more in Humanities and HRG
• To NYLA T. for SCHOLARSHIP: Always participating in Humanities
• To CHRISTANAELLE D. for SCHOLARSHIP: Great focus and participation in Humanities class
• To JA’NIYA, BERTIN, KIDUS, KYLIE, KERVEN, GEO for SCHOLARSHIP — great analysis of Oprah’s speech in humanities class.
High School:
• To NEAH for CITIZENSHIP for keeping us on track with the rollercoaster project (from a physics classmate)
• To JAYMIE for SCHOLARSHIP for offering new ideas for designs and building techniques (from a physics classmate)
• To JAYMIE, TIM and ZEKARIAS for COMMITMENT because their rollercoaster design were unique and it was difficult but they didn’t give up (from a physics classmate)
• To SEBASTIAN H. L. for CITIZENSHIP: Taking his time, even in the freezing temperatures, to help another student pick up the contents of their backpack that spilled out into the school parking lot.
• To JOSEPH P. for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: For coming up with a plan to quickly boost grades before Q2 closes.
• To THE 11TH GRADE for COMMITMENT: Coming back ready to work!
• To JUAN Z for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Advocating for your needs and seeking extra support.
• To REBA-GLORY C for CITIZENSHIP: Great classmate to support your peers!
• To JOSEPH P for SCHOLARSHIP: On point in junior seminar!
• To JOSEPH P for COMMITMENT: Advocating for yourself appropriately after school
• To CECE M for COMMITMENT: Always working hard in biology!
• To NAIKA for COMMITMENT: Working so hard to keep your math grade up
• To SEIMON S for COMMITMENT: Stepping it up with your essay writing!
• To CORY M for CITIZENSHIP: bringing me tea from his workplace – thank you!
• To REBA-GLORY C, ALVIN C, ALI F, YISHAK A, MONIQUE M, NEHEMIAH MY, ALEXIS HM, ROHIT C, SUDARNAH C, and IVERSON M for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: writing articles for the school newspaper
• To REBA-GLORY C, ADIA C, JALEN E, INGRID JP, SHANE R, DAGEMAWIT T, and ORION W for SCHOLARSHIP: contributions to our discussion of the recurring motif in Blankets. You made our discussion amazing!
• To DAWIT B for CITIZENSHIP: drawing an excellent picture about his new year’s resolution that made me laugh
Adults:
• To MS. TECCA for COURAGE and COMMITMENT: For not only tackling all of the duty needs day one of returning from our winter break, but also immediately fielding lots of difficult alumni data questions that I had sent her way! Such a great multi-tasker!
• To MR. RUSS for SCHOLARSHIP AND CITIZENSHIP: Deftly facilitating difficult conversations between students and adults
• To MR. VOGEL for CITIZENSHIP: Being a supportive and wise thought-partner at all times
• To MR. NOMANI for CITIZENSHIP: Quietly working to support so many adults and students in meaningful ways
• To MR. SUCHECK for CITIZENSHIP: Bringing so much positivity and joy and humor to our community on a consistent basis
• To MS. TECCA for COMMITMENT: Helping sort out tricky coverage situations on a daily basis
• To Ms. GARDONY for COMMITMENT: Giving helpful feedback for class observations AND “killing it” while being nine months pregnant
• To MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP for finding laptops in the wrong cart and taking the initiative to move them to the correct one!
• To MR. REID for COURAGE — stepping up in a major way to help a student in need. Going above and beyond in myriad ways. Thank you!

Thank-You Thursday 12.21.17

Middle School:

  • To TREVELL H. for COMMITMENT: working hard in IMC to get more work completed!
  • To JAYDAN D. for COMMITMENT: working hard in IMC to get more work completed!
  • To NATALIE D. for COMMITMENT: working hard in IMC to get more work completed!
  • To MOHAMMED A. for COMMITMENT: working hard in IMC to get more work completed!
  • To BLESSING O. for COMMITMENT: always being happy to help out a teacher.
  • To NATALIE D. for SCHOLARSHIP: big growth in reading!
  • To DULIA E. for SCHOLARSHIP: big growth in reading!
  • To LEAH B., JOLIE J., LOGIAN A., NYLA T. for SCHOLARSHIP: Put in a lot of great work and focus on their theme essay in Humanities

High School:

  • To KAMARI W., JUDELINE J., DORYANE J., SATOYA I., MONIQUE M., & ANDY L. for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: For coming up with deep questions in mock trial
  • To ASHLI K. for SCHOLARSHIP: keeping such high grades in quarter 2!
  • To MICKALE A. for SCHOLARSHIP: keeping such high grades in quarter 2!
  • To DAWIT B. for SCHOLARSHIP: keeping such high grades in quarter 2!
  • To YOEL Y. for SCHOLARSHIP: keeping such high grades in quarter 2!
  • To ZABIB H. and ASHLEY D. for SCHOLARSHIP: applying for strong summer programs already!
  • To SUDARNAH for CITIZENSHIP for leading our group (from a physics classmate)
  • To SUDARNAH for COMMITMENT for working consistently and keeping the group together (from a physics classmate)
  • To DEANNA for SCHOLARSHIP for pushing our group in the right direction (from a physics classmate)
  • To NAHSHON for COURAGE for helping and being confident (from a physics classmate)
  • To NARESA for COMMITMENT for working through and getting the rollercoaster done (from a physics classmate)

Adults:

  • To MR. PACE for SCHOLARSHIP: presenting to school leaders and science teachers at the College of Computer Science at Northeastern earlier this week.
  • To MR. SETON for CITIZENSHIP: Thank you so much for jumping in and helping with my group.  I so appreciate it.
  • To MS. BRADLEY for SCHOLARSHIP & COMMITMENT: For putting in extra work to make her precalc curriculum relevant and useful for students
  • To MS. CHOICE for SCHOLARSHIP & COMMITMENT: For reaching out to co-workers to make sure she’s doing all she can for students.
  • To MS. LUIS for COMMITMENT: For dealing with a particularly tough time of year for her with such grace.
  • To MS. TECCA for COMMITMENT for being on top of sub plans and sick leave complications while still being positive and always helpful.
  • To MS HALLOWELL for COMMITMENT and COURAGE: thanks for being an amazing co-teacher, I appreciate you!

 

Thank-You Thursday 12.14.17

Middle School:

  • To CALEB, NYLA, DANNY, JOLIE, BRYAN, LEAH, CHRIS and LOGIAN for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE – awesome participation on the first day of our new science class, I’m excited to continue learning together!
  • To CHEER SQUAD for COMMITMENT: for holding it down and coming together to show their team spirit
  • To ALISSA R for SCHOLARSHIP: For leading the class in participation points and showing academic leadership by asking questions.
  • To ERICA T for SCHOLARSHIP: For bouncing back after being absent and explaining her thinking with mathematical vocabulary.
  • To ZION for SCHOLARSHIP: By asking questions in class pushing peers to really explain their thinking with details.
  • To DARLENIES for SCHOLARSHIP: For leading the class in participation points and showing academic leadership by always explaining her thinking.
  • To ZION for SCHOLARSHIP: for being so on point in class this week
  • To YODE for CITIZENSHIP: for sharing her delicious brownie with me
  • To GEO O for COMMITMENT: nice job selling raffle tickets for Prom Committee!
  • To LOVENSKEE for SCHOLARSHIP: working hard on the performance task and remaining focused the entire time
  • To SALMAN for SCHOLARSHIP: having a really positive two days in math!
  • To MESHELL for COMMITMENT: consistently working hard and always participating
  • To MARC R. for CITIZENSHIP: coming to class with really positive energy and eagerly participating
  • To SORAYA for CITIZENSHIP: being tied with Heaven for best “subscribe”!
  • To HEAVEN for CITIZENSHIP: being tied with Soraya for best scribe!
  • To ROWIDA for SCHOLARSHIP: finishing the entire performance task packet
  • To CHRISTOPHER MR. for SCHOLARSHIP: finishing the entire performance task packet
  • To JOSE S. for SCHOLARSHIP: remaining focused throughout the performance task in class
  • To BURUK for CITIZENSHIP: consistently quickly giving out and collecting papers!
  • To ANAIJEH for SCHOLARSHIP: working well with your partner and completing your assignments in class
  • To SASHA for COMMITMENT: finishing the entire performance task packet
  • To SAMUEL E. for SCHOLARSHIP: remaining focused the entire time in class, everyday!
  • To SAMUEL J. for COMMITMENT: using your time wisely in math lab and getting some work done

High School:

  • To KEVIN J for COMMITMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP: you have worked so incredibly hard not just in the classroom, but in your ECs and everything you have touched this year. I’m so excited for the rewards to roll in, in another year 🙂 Mr. Nomani
  • To ANDY L for SCHOLARSHIP and CITIZENSHIP: always being willing to help out whichever 11th grade student I delegate to him when I’m busy helping others in ASLC
  • To MONIQUE M for COMMITMENT: taking notes for Newspaper Club
  • To SABRINA for CITIZENSHIP: for making my day with her dry humor and sarcasm
  • To CHEER SQUAD for COMMITMENT: for holding it down and coming together to show their team spirit
  • To ANDY L and KERWEAN M for COMMITMENT: nice job selling raffle tickets for Prom Committee!
  • To ANDY L and CHRISTNALY C for CITIZENSHIP: always being so friendly and generous when teachers visit them at their workplace
  • To ANTHONY B and AAMARIANA Y for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: keeping appointments with me to work on their college application essays and staying focused on polishing them
  • To LANCE U and JAMAREE O for SCHOLARSHIP: turning in great creative writing pieces
  • To WO WEI L for COMMITMENT: being the point person for drafting a template for the school newspaper
  • To JALEN E for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP: willingness to help out classmates and ability to explain things very clearly to them
  • To NARESA R for COMMITMENT: 9th grade MVP for the Interact Clothes Drive! Thanks for helping us win!
  • To FSIHAYE R, ENOCH L, and JAYLEN AO for CITIZENSHIP: giving me a copy of their lovely picture with the mall Santa
  • To SEIMON S for COMMITMENT: staying really focused throughout our most recent essay-writing period
  • To ADIA C for COMMITMENT: Super focused on a hard topic in math on Monday and on essay writing on Tuesday!
  • To the whole JR CLASS for COMMITMENT: Working to analyze PSAT scores and talking about how to improve on the SATs!
  • To JUAN Z for COURAGE: Pushing through tough moments and staying positive

Adults:

  • To MS. SONG for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP: for helping hold down my 8th grade Humanities content lesson
  • To MS. ALEXANDER for CITIZENSHIP: providing with nourishment after a long Friday
  • To MR. G for CITIZENSHIP: For holding our students to high expectations with warmth.
  • To MR. MORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: For holding our JV basketball boys to a standard of excellence even when it comes to their ties on game days.
  • To MS. GOWELL for CITIZENSHIP AND COMMITMENT. For helping a colleague in need (teacher with a bad sore throat) to coteach Spanish A and C block last Thursday!! Thank you so much!!
  • To MR. SUCHECK AND MR. PEREZ-LUNA for SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMINTMENT for taking their time to support Spanish class.
  • To MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT: creating really thorough accommodations for kids!

Thank-You Thursday 12.07.15

It’s time to give SHOUT-OUTS to students and adults who have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.

Today, make sure you give a shout-out to the following people if you pass them in the hallway…

Middle School:

  • To AJANAE H. for SCHOLARSHIP: shout-out for always coming to IMB with tons of questions and ready to learn!
  • To ERICA T. for SCHOLARSHIP: For continuing to kill it in Q2 and work hard in all of her classes!
  • To NADIRA F. for CITIZENSHIP: Thinking of me during our written affirmations activity on the Day of Wonder. Thank you so much! – Ms. Norris
  • To Ms. THAYER’S ADVISORY for CITIZENSHIP: Respecting the code of conduct during the Day of Wonder and thereby setting a shining example of how CCSC students represent in public.
  • To BENJALYS C.M. and ERICA T. for COURAGE: Contributing really thoughtfully to the Wonder community meeting
  • To LISA F. for COMMITMENT: Giving a book a try even though it has difficult and personal subject matter.
  • To RAHUL C. and LOGIAN A. for SCHOLARSHIP: Reading the honors text for this unit
  • To MARK K for SCHOLARSHIP: working hard to learn algebra!
  • To JACQUELYN for SCHOLARSHIP: Amazing focus in humanities.  Always excited to check in with you about what you’re reading these days…

High School:

  • To JAMAREE O for COMMITMENT: Working to make positive decisions for himself around work and consequences so that he can be active on the basketball team
  • To the new inductees of NHS for all 4 values: Congratulations, induction ceremony was awesome!
  • To CAHEL S for SCHOLARSHIP: First person to do an honors presentation in bio!
  • To CHRISTIANA and DAGEM for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: Consistently getting right to work and making the most out of your class time!
  • To ANDY L., ENOCH L., KYLA C-L, CHRISTNALY C., DEVIN N-O for COURAGE and COMMITMENT: Thank you for all of your hard work in MC-ing and tech support at Pep Rally.
  • To MIA for COMMITMENT: consistently working hard and asking questions during classwork/partner time (from a physics classmate)
  • To DAMARY for SCHOLARSHIP: figuring out problem 3 and correcting my mistake and helping me (from a physics classmate)
  • To DAMARY for CITIZENSHIP: helping me understand the HW when I was confused (from a physics classmate)
  • To BINIYAM for COURAGE: he asked a questions when reviewing HW  (from a physics classmate)
  • To SOPHIA for CITIZENSHIP: for being understanding  (from a physics classmate)
  • To DEANNA for COMMITMENT: for working hard this whole week!  (from a physics classmate)
  • To JAEDEN for COMMITMENT: for doing a good job in class  (from a physics classmate)
  • To DAMARY for COMMITMENT: because she always follows directions  (from a physics classmate)
  • To DORA, ONEISHA, SAMANTA, LUIS and BEVERLY for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT:  For paving the way for all of the senior class with college admissions!
  • To MICHAEL H. for COMMITMENT: working so incredibly hard for one of his best quarters ever! Keep it up Mikey, we are so proud of you.
  • To SATOYA I. for CITIZENSHIP: putting reminders on my board to help me remember to put up the chairs at the end of the day!
  • To JUDELINE J. and SATOYA I for SCHOLARSHIP: Drafting excellent direct examination questions in mock trial
  • To LAURIE J for COURAGE AND SCHOLARSHIP: volunteering to explain an answer in math class!
  • To IVERSON for SCHOLARSHIP: Sticking with a tough poem in humanities class
  • To CALEB T, MENA K, and ANEEYA L for SCHOLARSHIP: excellent contributions to discussion of poetry
  • To ALI F, WO WEI L, YISHAK A, ALVIN C, and ROHIT C for COMMITMENT: showing great leadership for Newspaper Club
  • To CALEB W for CITIZENSHIP: shepherding students to the correct room for the Newspaper Club meeting

Adults:

  • To MS. HENRY & MS. OSEI for COMMITMENT: Pouring hours of time and an immeasurable quantity of heart into organizing an amazing Day of Wonder for the entire middle school!
  • To MS. NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: Expanding our CCSC community by bringing her family to Pep Rally
  • To MR. PACE and MR. TJERNELL for COMMITMENT: Being the best TeaCHEERs this school has ever seen at Pep Rally
  • To MS. BRADLEY, MS. JEAN-LOUIS, MR. PEREZ-LUNA, MR. BAEZA, MR. RODENAS for COMMITMENT: Preparing for the performance of a lifetime.
  • To MS. EFRON and MS. GARDONY for COURAGE: Leaving it all on the stage during their incredible Lip Sync performance.
  • To MS. OSEI, MS. HENRY, MS. ALEXANDER for COMMITMENT and CITIZENSHIP: You three do so much work behind the scenes to make all of our school wide events the best they can be for our entire school community. Thank you!
  • To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: shout out for always helping your students and coworkers whenever they need it, you truly are a super star.
  • To MS. TECCA and MS. ROBBINS for COMMITMENT AND SCHOLARSHIP: For always giving me the lowdown and answering my plethora of questions!
  • To Ms. HENRY for COMMUNITY: Arranging a terrifically fun and engaging Day of Wonder!
  • To Ms. OSEI for COURAGE: Creating a safe space for and leading a stirring discussion about bullying.
  • To Ms. NORRIS, Mr. FRIEDMAN, and Mr. MORRIS for SCHOLARSHIP: Leading activities which enhanced the meaning of the Day of Wonder.
  • To MR. TJERNELL for CITIZENSHIP: For covering a morning supervision shift
  • To MS. GALVIN for COMMITMENT: attending each and every IEP meeting – THANK YOU!
  • To MS. SCHOBER for COURAGE: Continued math dept leadership and breakfast sandwiches for all (!)
  • To MR. BAEZA for COMMITMENT: Cheerleaders added so much spirit to the scene Friday night.  Thanks for your continued work preparing them to rep us well!
  • To MS. HENRY for COMMITMENT: planning and executing a powerful and fun Wonder day

Thank-You Thursday 11.16.17

Middle School:

  • To JAYDAN D. for COMMITMENT: for settling into CCSC quickly and already getting Bs in science and Learning Lab!
  • To ALETHA D. for COMMITMENT: for her consistent focused presence in IMC!
  • To BLESSING O. for CITIZENSHIP: for supporting a teammate in catching up on IMC material.
  • To KEDDRICK D. for COURAGE: for working closely with a teammate to understand tricky concepts in IMC.
  • To JELISSA F for COMMITMENT: for her consistent focused presence in IMC!
  • To NATHANIEL R. for COMMITMENT: for his consistent focused presence in IMC!
  • To MARHAWITE M. for COMMITMENT: for her consistent focused presence in IMC!
  • To NATALIE D.V. for SCHOLARSHIP: for her incredible reading growth this quarter!!
  • To DULIA E. for SCHOLARSHIP: for her incredible reading growth this quarter!
  • To TREVELL H. for SCHOLARSHIP: incredibly focused work during a tricky IMC lesson last week!
  • To 7th Grade Students for SCHOLARSHIP: Performing well on the much harder Next-Gen MCAS exams last spring and making us proud with your results!
  • To 8th Grade Students for SCHOLARSHIP: Performing well on the much harder Next-Gen MCAS exams last spring and making us proud with your results!
  • To MR. HOWARD’S MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS READING GROUP for SCHOLARSHIP: Great first two sessions and discussions of short stories
  • To DANERY B & ANTONIO P.B. for SCHOLARSHIP: Putting in good work on the start of the research project in Humanities

High School:

  • To SATOYA I., MICKALE A. and ZABIB H. for SCHOLARSHIP: for asking great questions during advisory discussion.
  • To ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP and CITIZENSHIP: not only received a perfect score on his essay but also volunteered to help his classmates during revisions
  • To JASMYN F. for COMMITMENT: for advocating for how to best use her advisory time
  • To 11th Grade Students for SCHOLARSHIP: Continuing the established CCSC tradition of having our 10th grade students do remarkably well on the ELA and Math MCAS exams.  Nice job!  (Now focus on those SATs!)
  • To 9th Grade Students for SCHOLARSHIP: Performing well on the much harder Next-Gen MCAS exams last spring and making us proud with your results!
  • To CARLTON S. for SCHOLARSHIP for his increased focus and commitment to his work in Humanities class.
  • To DANASIA B. for SCHOLARSHIP: Continuing to push through rigorous materials by asking questions
  • To GABE N. for COURAGE: sharing more thoughts in class
  • To SATOYA for CITIZENSHIP: always striving to see things from the other person’s perspective
  • To CALEB T for COMMITMENT: consistently coming to class and working hard despite obstacles and distractions
  • To JANIYA R. for COURAGE: sharing her thoughts in class even when she isn’t sure

Adults:

  • To MR. SUCHECK for COMMITMENT: coming up with additional useful lesson to bring into advisory this week!
    To MR. RUSS for CITIZENSHIP: Giving students space AND holding them to high standards
  • To MS. OSEI, MS. NORRIS, and MR. NOMANI for CITIZENSHIP: planning and executing our grade-level MCAS celebrations

To MR. GIBSON for COURAGE: shaking off that injury and showing up every day with such positivity.  We see what you’re building here and we’re so proud of what the program has become under your leadership!