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Inspiring the Adventure of Learning --- December 9, 2019

Winter Break

Hello Inspire Families,


Our Winter Break begins on Monday, December 16. Families and teachers will have 3 weeks off of school. We hope you enjoy this time with your family.


Winter Break

December 16 to January 3.


School will resume on Monday, January 6th.

Community Connections

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Come join the Adventure of Learning with the Community Connections team. You can find our events on Inspiration Station, the Central Parent Resource Site and our Monthly Newsletters that are linked below. There are a lot of festive activities happening this month if your family would enjoy these! Check them out and register for the ones you want. Email Michelene@inspireschools.org if you need anything or have a suggestion. Community Connections Newsletters:

Fresno/Clovis December Newsletter

Merced December Newsletter

Kingsburg December Newsletter

Oakhurst/Coarsegold December Newsletter

Monterey December Newsletter

Lending Library

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AT&T Youth Film Festival

The AT&T Film Awards recognizes aspiring creators who are shaping the future of entertainment through innovative and immersive filmmaking while sharing their unique stories. We are supporting and rewarding excellence in filmmaking with $60,000 in cash and prizes, featured screenings during SHAPE at the Warner Bros. Studios in June 2020, and the opportunity to network with industry executives.

Submit your entry to the AT&T Youth Film Awards!

Five winners will be selected to join Fresh Films and AT&T this spring on an all-expenses-paid filmmaking experience to the Tribeca Film Festival!

Create a script that addresses one of the following topics:

  1. Protecting the environment

  2. Using Positivity and kindness to stop bullying

  3. Distracted driving

The contest is open to students between the ages of 13-18. Submit your entry here by January 24th!

If you know someone into filmmaking, writing, or storytelling - Please spread the word!

We look forward to seeing your passion & creativity!

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Parent Advisory Team Announcement

Parents: Please read the letter below about changes to our Parent Advisory Team.

High School

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Concurrent Enrollment

Please join the counseling team for an information session about concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is when students take community college courses while still in high school. Students can earn high school credit AND college credit at the same time.


Information Session:

  • What - Concurrent enrollment process

  • When - Tuesday, December 10th

  • Time - 11AM and 4PM

    • Each presentation will be exactly the same, feel free to attend whichever information session fits into your schedule.

    • If you are unable to attend, don’t worry! I will send out a recording and the slides in a follow-up email.

  • Zoom Link - https://zoom.us/j/588832464

    • Meeting ID: 588 832 464

    • Dial In: +1 (669) 900-6833

  • Concurrent Enrollment Process


There are many benefits to taking community college courses while in high school (see the infographic below). Please remember that taking a college course also starts your college transcript, so only consider taking community college courses if you are ready.


Remember that we will be closed from December 16th - January 3rd. If you are already planning on taking a community college course, make sure to submit the concurrent enrollment form to your high school counselor before Thursday, December 12th.
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If you are interested in taking community college courses, please reach out to me!

cell: 209-720-7177

email: cmarroquin@inspireschools.org

Schedule an appointment with me through Calendly!


Visit us at the Inspire High School website!

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NEW HS Curriculum Option: Bright Thinker Curriculum

BrightThinker Curriculum: Looking for UC approved curriculum in a printed format? BrightThinker has taken the traditional-style textbook and divided it into sets of 10 easily-understood worktexts (no supplementing needed) for only $100.00 per year-long course. Content also offered in digital format (pricing coming soon). Below is a link for Webinar times this week to find out more about this new curriculum.
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Brave Writer

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Julie Bogart, the creator of BraveWriter, joined us for a live webcast and shared techniques for how to incorporate writing across the curriculum. She included tips to help make writing fun.

If you missed the live webcast, click on this link http://bit.ly/BraveLearnerFreeResources to add your email address and receive Writing Across the Curriculum, Writer's Jungle and High School Writing Help, as well as the Brave Learner Companion Guide.


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