Here are this week’s special shout-outs. Thank you to each of these students and staffers for making our week great!
To DANIEL and SAMUEL E for CITIZENSHIP: Off to a real positive start both in the classroom and on the soccer field.
To SCHNEIDER S.F. for CITIZENSHIP: Making positive strides towards having a successful school year.
To KARLEA D-R for SCHOLARSHIP: Actively participating in class and taking on more challenges than ever before.
To RAHUL C. for SCHOLARSHIP: Missed the first two weeks of school but already has made up everything on his own
To MOHAMED A. for COMMITMENT: persistent volunteering in class
To LOGIAN A. for SCHOLARSHIP: Wrote a terrific first outline in Humanities
To DANERY and ANTONIO PB for COMMITMENT: excellent focus reading, annotating, and taking notes independently for their honors assignment
To AMANI for SCHOLARSHIP: Not being a afraid to ask questions
To DARLENIES C for COMMITMENT: Actively participating in class
To MELISSA for SCHOLARSHIP: Always giving feedback to peers getting work form good to better to best
To IMA for CITIZENSHIP: Encouraging one another before a test with positive words
To PS7 SECTION D for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT – nice job staying focused for more of class on Tuesday!
To TRISTAN J for SCHOLARSHIP: everyday giving it his all in IMB.
To CHRISTANAELLE for COMMITMENT: sticking with IMB material no matter what.
To MARC R for COMMITMENT: sticking with IMB material no matter what.
To ANDRONAELLE for COMMITMENT – she stayed focused and didn’t let people distract her (from a physics classmate)
To DAMARY for COMMITMENT for working hard every day in class and getting work done (from a physics classmate)
To SUDARNAH for COMMITMENT for focused work (from a physics classmate)
To BINIYAM for SCHOLARSHIP for participating in class (from a physics classmate)
To MAURYANA and XAVIER for SCHOLARSHIP for going up and demonstrating what happens when one foot and two feet are on the scale (from a physics classmate)
To NAHSHON for SCHOLARSHIP for sharing his answers and writing notes (from a physics classmate)
To AMANUEL for COURAGE for sticking with his answer during the debate about weight (from a physics classmate)
To ALIYAH R for COURAGE for sharing her work and demonstrating her work even though she wasn’t sure (from 2 physics classmates)
To NARESA for CITIZENSHIP for showing persistence through tough times (from a physics classmate)
To KALIYAH for CITIZENSHIP for always being willing to read out loud for the class (from a physics classmate)
To BRIANNA B and KIANIS GP for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: communicating responsibly about their Spanish placement
To NHALA S for SCHOLARSHIP: not taking the easy way out for our first English essay of the year
To SHANE R, JUAN Z, ADIA C, and KEVINS M for COMMITMENT and SCHOLARSHIP: making significant progress in our second essay writing period after being a little stuck initially; I saw some excellent thesis statements and nuanced ideas in your drafts!
To ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP: writing a sweet essay hook and expressing such infectious excitement about it
To MIKAYLA D and SABRINA DP for COMMITMENT: being proactive about making up a missed quiz
To CHRISTNALY C, MONIQUE M, and ERIK L (and perhaps others?) for CITIZENSHIP: doing very nice things for a friend’s birthday and letting lots of others in on the fun
To DAIJA M for CITIZENSHIP: drawing a heartwarming picture of a character from our book for the quiz bonus
To DANASIA B for CITIZENSHIP: always being so encouraging and positive to classmates during lexicon reviews
To CALEB T for COURAGE and COMMITMENT: leading class discussion
To YOEL Y for COURAGE: allowing his classmates to draw him
To ANEEYA L and MENA K for COMMITMENT: consistently communicating about work that will be missed due to volleyball
To IVERSON for COURAGE: reflecting honestly and openly about what’s going well and what’s not
To CAMERON for SCHOLARSHIP: quickly orienting me to what was happening in biology and then modeling how to dive into complex work.
To JELANI for SCHOLARSHIP: engaging me in a solid turn and talk during MWH class.
To JEFFREY M. for COMMITMENT: showing up to morning study hall to make sure he’s able to fulfill after school commitments.
To WEHABI for COMMITMENT: starting the year out strong and staying focused on his senior year goals.
To JUAN Z, SERINA M and FSIYAHE for COMMITMENT: Staying after school to work on their essay
To WO WEI L, ALI F and ANDY L for COMMITMENT: First to submit web profiles!
To MICHAEL T for COMMITMENT: You set a goal for yourself and you are totally working towards it every day!
To MICHAEL T for COMMITMENT again: super focused in junior seminar!
To OLIVIA W and INGRID J for COMMITMENT: focusing on a task you found really tough in math
To LANCE U for SCHOLARSHIP: strong start in bio this year!
To MR. GIBSON for COMMITMENT: being so dedicated to so many facets of our athletics program, communicating frequently, and encouraging staff participation and attendance at games
To MS. RIPA and MS. HENRY for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP: running a very helpful department meeting last week and being thoughtful about accommodating a high school teacher at a middle school meeting
To MS. BRADLEY for COMMITMENT: jumping into extracurricular activities in her first year here and providing both dedication and good ideas to Prom Committee
To MS. GARDONY for CITIZENSHIP: being an awesome GLL and a kind and encouraging colleague!
To MS. GALVIN for SCHOLARSHIP: for compiling special programs resources and getting them all into a single, highly usable online space in order to more effectively support students and learning specialists.
To MS. COYLE for COMMITMENT: continuing to roll with expected and unexpected punches and always keeping what is best for students in mind
To DR. LAM for COMMITMENT: continuing to push students going through a difficult time to remain engaged in her class.
To MS. CHOICE for CITIZENSHIP: having a public merits’ board and referencing it at multiple points throughout the lesson.
To MS. SCHOBER for SCHOLARSHIP: leading an excellent first-of-year Grade Level Team meeting.
To MS. HALLOWELL for CITIZENSHIP: volunteering to take notes during GLT meeting.
To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP, shout-out for keeping it real in our advisory space and making the culture where it needs to be!
To MS. SONG for COMMITMENT, shout out for helping all her kids in English 11 no matter what they need.
To DR. MOLK for COMMITMENT: Being an incredible thought partner for the direction of my teaching during evaluation meetings.
To MS. GALVIN for COMMITMENT: On top of ALL her responsibilities she’s incredible thoughtful about student support for Biology classes that she’s in once a week.
To DR. LAM for CITIZENSHIP: impromptu LP check ins have been really great
To MS. SCHOBER for CITIZENSHIP- passing down veteran work life balance tips
Next, and more importantly, here’s our first shout-outs of the school year! These students and adults have personified the four core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship.
To GUSNIE P.L. for SCHOLARSHIP: doing an incredible job on the first math quiz
To CALEB W for COMMITMENT: having a really good conversation with a teacher
TO DANERY B for COMMITMENT: Excellent focus and perseverance through guided reading articles so far!
To AMANEALE R, JAELYN B and LYDIA B for COURAGE: Attending the first Art Club meeting and easily becoming new members of the fold.
To MOHAMMED A. for COURAGE: having a positive attitude throughout his first two weeks at school!
To KEDDRICK D. for COMMITMENT: pushing himself to focus and get his job done in the classroom!
To BLESSING, KIDUS and NIKITA for COMMITMENT: pushing themselves through a challenging honor’s assignment in IMC!
TO MARCUS S.P. for COMMITMENT: for working hard throughout classes in his first two weeks of school and his first two weeks at a new school!!!
To MESHELL B. for COURAGE: for settling into CCSC so quickly with such a positive attitude!
To NATALIE DV for COMMITMENT: pushing herself to get through a tricky math quiz last week!
To DULIA E. for COMMITMENT: for settling into the school year with a positive attitude and strong work ethic!
To VISHAK for COURAGE: putting in a lot of hard work in IMC this year!!
To TREVELL for COMMITMENT: bringing a positive, upbeat attitude into multiple classes even when the work is challenging
To KEDDRICK D for SCHOLARSHIP and COURAGE: Thinking out loud with me about what you’d like to work on this year, setting goals for yourself, and being open to learning new strategies to help get to those goals! Impressive.
To DANASIA B for CITIZENSHIP and SCHOLARSHIP for openly encouraging classmates to focus during Spanish class.
To MICHAEL T and ALI F for SCHOLARSHIP: incorporating lexicon terms into class discussions – setting a great example for your classmates!
To AMANUEL G for SCHOLARSHIP: excellent work in humanities in modeling how to size up an exit ticket
To AMIR A for COURAGE: rough start to senior season, but determined to get back up and make the most of it.
To SUDARNAH for SCHOLARSHIP for detailed reasoning and making connections in physics (from a classmate)
To BRIANNA for CITIZENSHIP for checking the homework (from a physics classmate)
To AMANUEL for COURAGE for thoughtful sharing about norms in class (from a physics classmate)
To JELANI and ROHIT for COMMITMENT for taking on the challenge of not one but TWO college classes this semester!
To SHANE R. for CITIZENSHIP: After realizing the social/historical implications of a comment he made, he pulled me aside and apologized.
To ANEEYA L. for CITIZENSHIP: Holding myself and the class accountable to using the respectful and appropriate language when talking about specific cultures
To ALBATOOL A, MIA S and OLIVIA Z for COMMITMENT: Taking the lead in Art Club as the veterans in the group.
To MICKALE for COMMITMENT: setting high goals for his tenth grade year!
To ASHLI K. and VALONICA R. for COURAGE: advocating for themselves when it’s needed!
To SATOYA I. for SCHOLARSHIP: for killing it ALL THE TIME that colleges are already noticing!
To MONIQUE M and MARLY J-F for SCHOLARSHIP and COMMITMENT: being punctual and diligent keeping our appointment to work on college application essays (even though I wasn’t)
To KENDLY J for CITIZENSHIP: Thank you for the nice chats when you stop by my office! You’re such a friendly, warm person and we’re lucky to have you in our school.
To Ms. ALEXANDER, Ms. HENRY, and Mr. RODENAS for CITIZENSHIP: stepping up to start Study Hall for Middle Schoolers last Friday when there was some confusion. Mr. Nomani
To Ms. DaSILVA for CITIZENSHIP: shared her class syllabus with me which helped me write my class rules. Thank you.
To Ms. WILSON and MS. ABRAHAM for COURAGE: taking on a brand new role and jumping right in, supporting students and holding standards high for kiddos. Mr. Nomani
To Mr. RUSS for SCHOLARSHIP: modeling for me how to have tough conversations with students really calmly. Mr. Nomani
To Ms. GALVIN for SCHOLARSHIP: thinking very critically through the needs of her department, supporting her team, and working towards constant improvement. Mr. Nomani
To DAKOTA LUIS for CITIZENSHIP for being so contagiously positive on Monday morning.
To MS. GRAMS and MR. PACE for COMMITMENT: stepping in to support English 11 classes and contributing to discussions!
To. Ms. ABRAHAM for COURAGE: diving into this merit work, making it her own, and bringing positive vibes (and treats) to our community!
To MS. LAM for CITIZENSHIP: helping me revise my LP late notice
To MS. LUIS for CITIZENSHIP: checking on my well-being
To MS. GRAMS for COMMITMENT: working behind the scenes to get all the things her kiddos need to be successful this year with an ever positive attitude too!
To MS. LIRIANO for COMMITMENT: tightening up IMC seamlessly for year 2 🙂
To MS. HENRY for COMMITMENT: being an incredible thought partner on all things reading.
To MR. PEREZ-LUNA for CITIZENSHIP: I always enjoy seeing your class when I’m in our classroom because you teach and interact with students so calmly, respectfully, and encouragingly. It is really awesome to see!
To MS. NORRIS for CITIZENSHIP: always being willing to talk through concerns with staff members and respond to them with honesty, empathy, and clarity.
Here are this week’s shout-outs for the CCSC values of commitment, citizenship, scholarship and courage. Special shout-outs go out the everyone who planned and participated in last night’s Senior Internship Exhibit at Google. More photos on our Facebook page. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (5/27/15)”
Only a few weeks remain in the school year to give SHOUT-OUTS to students and adults who have personified the core CCSC values of Courage, Commitment, Scholarship, and Citizenship. Here are this week’s batch. Shout-Outs for all four values to Ms. Duckworth, who interned all year with Ms. Norris — she’s graduating from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and will be a terrific school leader wherever she lands. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (5/21/15)”
Last week was “Teacher Appreciation Week” and the entire CCSC faculty and staff is feeling VERY appreciated based on the cornucopia of delicious food and the many thoughtful cards that you brought to school. We are so grateful. Continue reading “Thank You, CCSC Families!”
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. Our Senior Internship Program has two weeks left before Exhibit Night on 5/27; shout-outs to seniors and their mentors for making this program a success. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (5/7/15)”
It’s Thank You Thursday and time for another round of shout-outs for the CCSC values of commitment, citizenship scholarship and courage. Special shout-outs for citizenship and commitment to Student Council for organizing this week’s Spirit Week and to the GSA for sponsoring the Day of Silence. We’re all looking forward to Friday’s community meetings and to a week of vacation. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (4/16/15)”
It’s time for our weekly round of shout-outs for the CCSC values of commitment, citizenship, scholarship and courage. Stopping to appreciate each other for these qualities is part of what makes CCSC such a warm learning community. Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (4/9/15)”
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. Whenever you see something THANK-YOU WORTHY, fill out a shout-out slip at the bulletin board right next to Ms. Norris’ door. And today, make sure you give a shout-out to the following people if you pass them in the hallway… Continue reading “Thank You Thursday (4/2/15)”