School City of East Chicago (SCEC) November Issue 2022
Finalist for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship
EC Central High School- Cardinal on the Move...Congratulations to Arely Aguilar- Prieto from East Chicago Central High School. She is one of 17 lake County finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship!!
Arely is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Government, and JROTC Color Guard. As a student-athlete participating in both Swimming and Cross-Country, Arely is no stranger to hard work and dedication. Her plan is to study Political Science and Philanthropy when she attends college.
EC Central "Spanish Club"
City of East Chicago 5k Walk
City of East Chicago "Trunk or Treat"
City Cross Country Meet (Elementary)
Washington Elementary School - SUPERHERO UNIVERSE
Article by: Mrs. LIsa D. Gary-Jones, BA, MSW, LSW, ACSW, SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER
It brings me great pleasure to discuss and highligh Washington Elementary a the "Superhero Universe" that it is !!!! I am the Team Lead for the Social Emotional Learning & Character Plus Core Team at Washington Elementary. I am very intentional about recognizing the great efforts being made by our students, staff, and their parents in making sure our scholars are spending time growing their social, emotional, and behavioral minds in great ways!! To me, it is imperative that we acknowledge them as “Superheroes”!!!!!!!!!
Students are recognized on a weekly basis by teacher nomination. Teachers complete a Superhero Nomination Card, and turn it in to me on Thursday’s. I collect all of the student nominations, and create certificates for each nominated student. Their names and why they have been nominated is announced, by me, over the Public Address system every Friday!! The students are called down to the office to get their certificate and pick a prize!! At the end of each month, all the students nominated, within that month, receive a “Token of Appreciation” and a “Dress Down Coupon” for their great work!!!
Staff is also recognized, by random pull, to ensure that every staff member is recognized as a “Superhero” by the end of the school year!! Staff is also given a certificate, and can pick a prize from the staff rainbow cart inside of my office. Their names are also called over the Public Address system on Friday mornings!! Staff should be publicly recognized for the work they do in shaping the minds of the future. Staff feeling & knowing they are “seen” and “valued” goes a long way in motivating them to continue the great work they do!!
Parents are also recognized, as they are the support and motivators at home working to make sure our students are at school daily & on time!! In addition to instilling great values within our scholars to be those awesome “Superheroes”!!!!! They also get a certificate, that goes home with our student’s certificate packet!!
I have also added a “Superhero Shout Out” category for staff who just want to acknowledge someone for doing something kind, caring, and/or extra!! What I have come to understand in my 29-year career in Social Work is that people don’t have to be kind, but a little kindness goes a long way!! It doesn’t hurt to recognize people for the wonderful things they do, even if it’s not always seen on a large scale, it still matters!!! So… Up, Up & Away!!! Have you acknowledged your “Superheroes” today???
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