The AGAPE Times

a newsletter for students and families - 2020/21 Vol 8

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A note from our Administrator, Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Students and Families,


AGAPE's Secondary On-Site Support Center is OPEN! Seniors ONLY Mondays and Tuesdays, 9th-11th graders on Wednesdays and Thursdays and everyone will be distance learning on Fridays. Come in to get help from your teachers in person from 12:30pm-3:00pm. Quarter 3 ends on April 1st!


We will be sharing more info about Quarter 4's schedule in a separate edition of the AGAPE Times coming in the next week or so!


On Fridays, we wear college gear and we have our Virtual All-School Meetings at 9:30am on GoogleMeet. We have had some great guest speakers and fun activities, even some prizes! Christy will be leading out group next Friday - please join us - the GoogleMeet code will always be: agapeadmin


Feel free to contact me any time with questions. Call or text (651) 335-9145 or email at lois.vosika-weir@spps.org.


Lois Vosika-Weir

AGAPE Administrator

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AGAPE Facemasks and Zippered Hoodies! Come to the AGAPE building during on-site support hours and get yours!

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Email your teachers for help getting caught up - they want to meet with you!

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Feeling anxious, stressed, or maybe just need someone to talk to? Call or text Christy, our school social worker! 612-368-1457

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When everything is changing all at once
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Mr. Cortes - Science Teacher


  • What is my favorite group?: Wu-Tang Clan
  • What am I watching? Small Axxes (Prime); The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Hulu?); Queen & Slim (Hulu); Chopped (Hulu) Masked Singer (Hulu); WandaVision (Disney); Ken Burns: Jazz (PBS); 6 Feet Under (HBO)
  • Favorite brain activity? Sudoku; messing around on musical instruments like guitar
  • My favorite clothing item? Too many to choose from; shoes
  • Reading for Book Club: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
  • "Always learning" reading book: My Grandmother's Hands-Resmaa Menakem
  • What am I doing to exercise? Snowboarding; Skateboarding; walks around Como; getting my bike fixed to ride to AGAPE
  • Tasty beverage: homemade cold brew/cold pressed coffee

Mrs. Weir - School Administrator


  • What am I listening to? Speaking of Psychology- Podcast of the American Psychological Association
  • What am I watching? Bridgerton on Netflix & CNN, The impeachment of Trump
  • Favorite self-care- 8 hours of sleep
  • My favorite clothing item? My Tek gear Yoga scrubs
  • "Reading for Fun" book: “The Art of Happiness, a handbook for living - The Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler, MD.
  • "Always learning" book: Yoga Psychology - A practical guide to meditation Swami Ajaya PhD.
  • What am I doing to exercise? Kickboxing 3 times a week and strength building exercises 3 x a week. 45 minutes a day.
  • Tasty comfort food: My grandmother's recipe- fruit salad. Fruit cocktail, banana & cool whip (she used real homemade whipped cream, but I modify)
  • My favorite hobby - Hiking & dancing in my living room :)

Ms. Lund - English Teacher

  • What is my favorite band? I don't really have a favorite band (I listen to lots of different things), so I'm going to mention one of my favorite movies instead: Shakespeare in Love.
  • What am I watching? Halt and Catch Fire (Netflix--with my husband), Wanda Vision (Disney+ with the kids)
  • Favorite brain activity? Reading! I usually have two books going: one fiction and one nonfiction. I also like to play strategy board games like Settlers of Catan with my family.
  • My favorite clothing item? My soft and cuddly long warm brown cardigan. It keeps me warm in my drafty house.
  • Reading for Book Club: Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson
  • "Always learning" reading book: My answer is the same as Ms. Voeks': My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • What am I doing to exercise? I'm proud of my 110 day streak of walking at least 10,000 steps every day. We got a treadmill last November and that's helped a lot with my steps!
  • Tasty beverage: Strawberry Kiwi Vitamin Water

Ms. Glaspie - Social Studies Teacher

  • What is my favorite band? Cassandra Wilson
  • What am I watching? Raising Dion
  • Favorite brain activity? Sequence
  • My favorite clothing items? Comfy leggings & a cute Dress
  • Reading for Book Club: The Healing Code
  • "Always learning" reading book: My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem
  • What am I doing to exercise? Walking 1-2 miles on a treadmill while playing speed racing Sequence
  • Tasty beverage: Sweet & Spicy black tea with tons of cinnamon.

Maddi - iPad Manager/Tutor

  • What is my favorite band? Bruce Springsteen & the E street band
  • What am I watching/listening to? Podcast with Obama & Springsteen "Renegades", One Night in Miami (Netflix) The Good Place (also Netflix)
  • Favorite brain activity? meditation
  • My favorite clothing item? Earrings - which get caught in a mask ;(
  • Reading for Book Club: The Circle, Dave Eggers
  • "Always learning" reading book: Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Maree Brown
  • Book on my nightstand: Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes
  • What am I doing to exercise? biking! and dog walking
  • Tasty beverage: sweet & spicy tea
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BLACK LIVES MATTER EVERY DAY!

D.I.V.A. Moms on Twitter

D.I.V.A. (Dynamic, Involved, Valued, African American) Moms is a free, culturally reflective prenatal program for African American moms. You'll meet other parents, spend time with your midwife, and connect to local resources! They are on FB, too!

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We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston
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Babies, babies and more babies! Submit a picture of your newborn and we will make you a cool birth announcement!

Make a mouse craft

Make a mouse from a used roll of toilet paper!

Nurse's Corner

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iPad Problems?

Are you having issues loading videos or accessing linked websites using your district-issued iPad??!!


Try this:


  • Open Self-Service
  • Seach iBoss controller
  • Reinstall iBoss
  • Reinstall Schoology
  • Restart iPad


If these steps do not resolve the issue or if you are having any other iPad or HotSpot-related issues, please let Maddi know via email at: (maddi.mcdonell@stpaul.k12.mn.us).

AGAPE Title I Corner

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Curriculum and Instruction at AGAPE

AGAPE's curriculum and standards are in line with SPPS. A link to our website which lists all of our class descriptions is here. Please contact Mrs. Weir with any questions about AGAPE's curriculum and/or instruction.
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Flyinglotus

Melt! by Flyinglotus