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!

Help get CCSC to D.C.!

We’ve spent three years with our current eighth graders, watching them grow from squirrely sixth graders to students ready to enter high school.  We’ve lived and learned together as positive community members and citizens.  We’ve studied the structure of our government and how we can make our voices heard.

We want to take this group of scholars to Washington, D.C. this spring.

We demand a lot out of our students, and the same thing will happen on this trip (with a lot of fun mixed in).

Donate here and enter “DC” into the designation field!

Thank-You Thursday 11.09.17

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 YODEMAELL S., GAELLE I., and JELISSA F. for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: Showing up to every mock trial practice and asking good questions.
  • To LISA F. and AJANAE H. for COURAGE and SCHOLARSHIP: Volunteering more in class after making a goal after Q1 to participate more
  • To LOVENSKEE for COMMITMENT: push for excellence in humanities with passing in work and doing well on the Benchmark starting quarter 2 off with a BANG!!
  • To RAHUL & KIDUS for CITIZENSHIP for being great role models for their peers in work ethic.

High School:

  • To QUENTON J. for SCHOLARSHIP: starting off Q2 strong with high engagement, strong questions, and increased participation!
  • To IVERSON A. for COURAGE: consistently asking questions in class even when he’s not sure
  • To NAIMA, MICKAELLA, OLIVIA Z, MARSHA M, SAADYA, TAINA, JASMYN,JUDELINE and ANEEYA for CITIZENSHIP: consistently helping their table partners during peer work
  • To CALEB T for SCHOLARSHIP: always trying to making history connections with prior knowledge and pop culture
  • To AYANA for SCHOLARSHIP: successfully making a rhyme during class that connected with the material
  • To ABIEL for SCHOLARSHIP: starting off Q2 strong with homework completion and engagement
  • To JAMAREE for SCHOLARSHIP: consistently completing rigorous HW
  • To WINSTON J for SCHOLARSHIP: Always working hard and taking the extra steps to continue improving in all of his classes!
  • To WEDDERSON X for CITIZENSHIP: Always smiling and saying hi as soon as he walks in class!
  • To AMANUEL G for CITIZENSHIP: Participating in the democratic process and helping his brother run for public office!
  • To SOSINA for COMMITMENT: Being an exemplary scholar, taking risks and helping her peers
  • To AMANUEL for SCHOLARSHIP: Great focus in class this week
  • To KARLA F for CITIZENSHIP: Being helpful with class materials

Adults:

  • To CCSC staff for CITIZENSHIP: checking on my family and myself during this hard time
  • To MS. COYLE for COMMITMENT: Being incredibly supportive and helpful while SEMS was down!
  • To MR. ISAAC for CITIZENSHIP for all his kindness and wisdom this week AND surprising me with a coffee and Bagel in between.
  • To MS. THAYER for CITIZENSHIP for being a great Mentor and allowing me to be my authentic self and caring for me in a time of need this week
  • To MS. TAPS, MS. POST, MS. M. GALVIN for CITIZENSHIP – consistently always checking on my well-being …even when I don’t know I need to be checked on.
  • TO MR. RUSS and MORRIS for COMMITMENT … in giving guidance to a fellow coworker!!
  • To MS. GALVIN for SCHOLARSHIP: Sending detailed and informative weekly memos that prepare department members for the coming week and beyond!
  • To MR. REID for COMMITMENT: Adding delicious tea for teachers in 206!
  • To CCSC VOLLEYBALL TEAM and MR. GIBSON for CITIZENSHIP: Hosting a really fun game that included staff
  • To MR. GARCIA and MR. LANDRY for COMMITMENT: Making laptops so accessible and easy for teachers and students

Thank-You Thursday (on a Friday!) 11.03.17

Middle School:

  • To HEAVEN for CITIZENSHIP: Collecting homework scores and being kind to a classmate having a hard time.
  • To MELANIE for COMMITMENT: Asking for help and coming after school to work on assignments.
  • To SORAYA for CITIZENSHIP: Taking notes for a classmate while they were in the bathroom.
  • To LISA F. for SCHOLARSHIP: Expressing her love of math and doing really well in math
  • To CHRISTOPHER M. for COMMITMENT: reminding me to start handing out tickets in IMC
  • To GEO for CITIZENSHIP: always making our advisory laugh
  • To ERMEYAS for COMMITMENT: teaching a classmate how to play a card game really well in advisory
  • To MARHAWITE for CITIZENSHIP: coming after school to urban agriculture with a positive attitude
  • To AJANAE for COMMITMENT: being open about what she did well in Q1 and areas of growth
  • To NADIRA for CITIZENSHIP: consistently cleaning up our advisory space. I appreciate you!
  • To HIBA for SCHOLARSHIP: working hard on Spanish during morning meeting. The hard work paid off!
  • To JA’NIYA for COMMITMENT: bouncing back from setbacks to participate in advisory
  • To DANERY for CITIZENSHIP: respectfully listening to classmates during advisory
  • To ALEXIS for COMMITMENT: advocating for yourself and always asking questions
  • To ANTONIO for CITIZENSHIP: engaging with classmates and being a part of our community
  • To JOLIE for COMMITMENT: being on top of grades and ready to reflect on quarter 1
  • To MARLON for CITIZENSHIP: being a great friend and checking-in on classmates in advisory
  • To SORAYA for SCHOLARSHIP: Great participation in science as we begin quarter 2!
  • To AMANEALE for SCHOLARSHIP: Off to a strong start in science in quarter 2.
  • To NATALIE D.V. for SCHOLARSHIP: working HARD last week during the benchmarks!!!
  • To DULIA E. for SCHOLARSHIP: working HARD last week during the benchmarks!!!
  • To ZION C.G. for SCHOLARSHIP: working HARD last week during the benchmarks!!!
  • To MOHAMMED A. for COURAGE: settling into CCSC and having a good first quarter!
  • To BLESSING O. for COMMITMENT: always asking questions and bringing positivity into math!
  • To EDLAWIT D. and ALETHA D. for SCHOLARSHIP: for having productive discussions around math problems with seat partner
  • To JELISSA F. for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: for being a positive force in IMC and having a stellar first quarter at CCSC!
  • To PRANAWA P. for COMMITMENT: for having a strong first quarter at CCSC this year!
  • To SORAYA A. for CITIZENSHIP: for helping her peers focus and supporting them in understanding new concepts in class
  • To BRANNIA H. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a positive force in IMC
  • To MARHAWITE M. for CITIZENSHIP: for being a positive force in IMC
  • To ALEXIS N. for SCHOLARSHIP: Asking really strong questions in Humanities and providing funny comments.
  • To AJANAE H. for SCHOLARSHIP: For strong participation this week in Humanities.

High School:

  • To SAMANTA B. for COMMITMENT: Going after POSSE like nobody’s business.
  • To ALEX P. for SCHOLARSHIP: Being meticulous and thoughtful about where she’s applying to colleges.
  • To CHRISTIANA and NAKISHI for SCHOLARSHIP: for always using study hall time so wisely and staying focused the whole time.
  • To WINSTON, TESLIE, XAVIER, KENDLY, HIENZ, CARLTON, ALIYAH, CHRIST, JAYMIE, SALIEMA, AZALYDA, KEVIN for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: nice job studying at the end of Q1 – scores improved by over 10% from the physics unit test to the benchmark the following week!
  • To CAHEL S. for SCHOLARSHIP: Your total engagement for the duration of your US History benchmark was impressive.  Way to persevere!
  • To JAMAREE O. for COURAGE: Fighting through the full time of your US History benchmark, which was rumored to be a pretty tough exam.  Many people would have thrown in the towel but watching you continuously re-focus yourself was very inspiring. Happy to see you won the battle!
  • To JAMAREE and DAGEM for COMMITMENT: Pushing yourself in math, asking good questions and staying after for help.
  • To KEVIN J for SCHOLARSHIP: Always holding it down in biology!

Adults:

  • To DR. MOLK for CITIZENSHIP: Stepping in to cover duties and classes at critical moments multiple times. Thank you!
  • To MS. OSEI, MS. NORRIS, MR. ISAAC, and MS. GALVIN for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: for developing such an amazing menu of interventions for CCSC that will certainly support the learning of our highest needs’ students.
  • To 6th GRADE ADVISORS for CITIZENSHIP: for setting an amazing culture in your 6th grade advisories.
  • To MR. RODENAS for CITIZENSHIP: Helping out 7th grade advisors.
  • To Mr. HOWARD for SCHOLARSHIP: Really strong guided reading lesson on the American Dream.
  • To Ms. HENRY for COMMITMENT: For helping the 7th grade team revitalize their classroom library.
  • To MR. RODENAS and MS. JEAN-LOUIS for COMMITMENT: For organizing a strong mentoring retreat this past Friday.

Thank-You Thursday 10.26.17

Middle School:

  • To JELISSA F. for SCHOLARSHIP: Taking every opportunity during Math Lab to ask questions, challenging herself, her peers, and her teacher to improve their math skills
  • To ALL OF THE CCSC COMMUNITY INCLUDING FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS for CITIZENSHIP: Wishing me well through a slightly challenging time with surgery and post surgery.-Gibson
  • To ALEXANDER S. for CITIZENSHIP: Never hesitating to assist me with physical support.  Quick to stop whatever you are doing to help me with opening doors, carrying things and being VERY patient.-Gibson
  • To TREVELL H. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through the IMC study guide on Monday during class!!
  • To DULIA E. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through the IMC study guide on Monday during class!!
  • To ZION C. for COMMITMENT: for pushing through the IMC study guide on Monday during class!!
  • To MESHELL B. for COMMITMENT: for working hard ALL QUARTER to prepare herself for her first benchmark!!
  • To MARCUS S.P. for COMMITMENT: for working hard ALL QUARTER to prepare himself for his first benchmark!!
  • To BLESSING O. for SCHOLARSHIP: for asking good questions in class on Monday to prep herself for her benchmark.
  • To SORAYA A. for COMMITMENT: for encouraging her classmates to be productive last Friday!
  • To JORDANY D for SCHOLARSHIP: For already seeing an improvement in grades despite our academic check-in’s just starting! Great work, keep it up!

High School:

  • To NEHEMIAH Y. for CITIZENSHIP: Intentionally looking for and picking up paper in hallways
  • To MARSHA M. for COURAGE: Pushing through a challenging interaction with a fellow student respectfully
  • To ALL OF THE CCSC COMMUNITY INCLUDING FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS for CITIZENSHIP: Wishing me well through a slightly challenging time with surgery and post surgery.-Gibson
  • To YOEL Y. for COMMITMENT: for overall being incredibly focused and on top of his work this year!
  • To ASHLEY D. and ZABIB H. for SCHOLARSHIP: for writing killer essays and getting into HPREP!!
  • To ASHLI K. for SCHOLARSHIP: for having a strong quarter with good grades throughout!
  • To DAWIT B. for COMMITMENT: for being a dedicated athlete in and out of school!
  • To QUENTON J for SCHOLARSHIP for being one of two students to ace a difficult geometry test.
  • To KAL-EL P for COMMITMENT for being on top of his work and proactive about his first quarter performance.
  • To VALONICA R for SCHOLARSHIP for acing a Spanish composition with almost no grammar errors.
  • To MASIAH S-H for COMMITMENT: Setting a great example for other student athletes by staying focused on behavior and academics to make sure he is eligible to be a key member of our squad!
  • TO JOSEPH P for COMMITMENT for seeking extra review for benchmarks.
  • To AMMANUEL G for SCHOLARSHIP: continuing to orient visitors effectively and taking his classroom role of ambassador so seriously.
  • To DORA D for CITIZENSHIP: evolving into a leader in our community, on and off the court.
  • To ANTHONY B for COURAGE: jumping in to speak first in both English seminars this week.

Adults:

  • To THE ALL-POWERFUL LAM for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP, from Ms. Norris: Teaching me a really cool Excel trick that will save me so much time down the road
  • To MS. NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: Always making sure our community knows exactly how much we appreciate each other, through Thank You Thursday shout outs
  • To MS. HENRY for COURAGE: Always willing to give the honest feedback in support of the school community
  • To MR. TJERNELL for COMMITMENT: Engaging students in focused, meaningful work, and prioritizing a shared responsibility among students for the learning that happens in class
  • To THE CCSC COMMUNITY, HUMANITIES DEPARTMENT AND WHOEVER SOUGHT OUT TO MAKE MY GRADUATION DAY SPECIAL for CITIZENSHIP… Putting a smile on my face and supporting me on an emotionally strenuous day. I am forever grateful. – Ms Luis
  • To ALL OF THE CCSC COMMUNITY INCLUDING FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS for CITIZENSHIP: Wishing me well through a slightly challenging time with surgery and post surgery.-Gibson
  • To MS. GALVIN for COMMITMENT: for always giving time to hear about student concerns and problem solve
  • To MR. RUSS for COMMITMENT: for being very responsive to any student concerns brought up.
  • To MS. GOWELL for COMMITMENT & SCHOLARSHIP: Setting up Spanish 1 and 4 for success this year as Ms. Nguyen’s long term sub this quarter.  Thank you!
  • To MS. MD for COURAGE/COMMITMENT: Setting up an amazingly organized out to college day field trip! Great work!
  • to MS. RIPA for COMMITMENT for encouraging me to do Zumba and yoga. It has changed my whole week!
  • TO MS GRAMS FOR CITIZENSHIP for always stepping up to cover her coworkers in special ops when needed.
  • To MRS. TAPS for CITIZENSHIP: Always taking the time to offer advice and continuing to work to keep the community in order.-Gibson
  • To MR. VOGEL for SCHOLARSHIP: Great work on MCAS results — sharing with staff, messaging to families, and more.
  • To MS. BARNO for COURAGE: holding the line with her students and creating a really strong and focused learning environment.
  • To MR. RUSS for COURAGE: drawing clean lines, expecting the most from students, and showing them always how much you care.
  • To MS. JEAN-LOUIS for CITIZENSHIP and COMMITMENT: Encouraging a stressed-out student in the hallway during benchmarks and making him feel better about taking the test.