ENHS Staff Notes
February 7, 2016
World Read Aloud Day
World Read Aloud Day is February 24! Check out this website for more information http://www.litworld.org/wrad . How will your students participate? On the webpage you can locate other classrooms that want to connect and share reading together. This is a great way for our students to meet students from somewhere around the world.
Greetings from the APC!
-Big thanks to all of you for making our lock down drill a successful one. Successful drills point out weaknesses and raise important questions, and this was no exception. We spoke to many of you, and thank you for your input in the most valuable element of our building: The safety of our students and staff.
· We had some questions on what to do if you (or a student) is caught out in the hallway during a lockdown drill. You get into a room if at all possible, and if all of them are locked, find a bathroom, exit door, closet, or anything else that isn’t out in the open in a hallway. If you have any sense of where the danger is, run away; if you are by a building exit, get out and run.
· I cannot emphasize enough the “fluidity” of these situations; we can’t prepare for what would/could happen because there are infinite variables. Because of this, we are empowering you to make good-faith decisions for yourself and your students. You are the experts; use your survival instincts…
-Please make sure to update grades; I know you are inundated and overwhelmed with make-up work right now, but it is absolutely vital that we have frequently updated grades for our students;
JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) is a High School to College and High School to Career program with a mission to work with students through High School graduation and through their transition to college or career. JAG students often face barriers to success, but truly want to succeed. JAG helps them to identify these barriers and decide on a plan to overcome them. JAG exposes students to many different college opportunities, and can help them to connect with scholarships and grants to ease their post-secondary financial burden. Students in JAG are exposed to a variety of career pathways, and representatives who work in those careers come to the school to speak to the JAG class. We can also connect students with internships and mentorships with professionals in our community. In short, JAG can be a program for any student who is interested in starting adult life on the right foot. We accept juniors and seniors in the program and all seniors receive an additional 12 months of contact with their Specialist after graduation to ease their transition into adult life. Any staff member in the building can refer a student for JAG, just send Karen Novinger an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our students recently competed at the Career Development Conference. I am proud to say that once again your JAG student comported themselves as mature young adults and were an excellent example of JAG East Noble . Brittany smith finished third with her Career Presentation, and the East Noble Chapter finished Second with our Chapter Service Learning Blog (you can see it here https://www.smore.com/8f1yr-jag-s-current-events ). We also appeared on the Fort Wayne evening news!
This week we had Jess Jessup in from the Stop Suicide Now organization to present on Suicide Prevention. Both classes did very well with a tough subject. Today we were able to debrief as a class, and I believe all the students are walking away with a beginning set of tools they can use if they are faced with someone who may be considering taking their own life.
Our Career Association is collaborating with the ENHS Key Club to collect water to send to Flint, MI. This collaboration was the result of a student's idea - which I find really exciting!
Next week will be busy with 2 guest speakers, and then finals is just around the corner! Where has the year gone?
Round Table Cafe Menu: February 12, 2016
Load Your Own Baked Potato Soup
Red Velvet Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
(special order valentines red velvet lava cake)
For reservations: email@example.com