YMLA Parent Info Week of 10/4/21

Hispanic Heritage Month

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Friday October 8, 2021 Early Release Day

Leaders will be dismissed at 12:50 PM. All leaders must be picked up by 1:35 PM.

Monday October 11, 2021 No School

GPISD will be closed on Monday October 11, 2021

Leader Highlights

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YMLA AVID and NJHS Leadership First College Tour Of The Year

YMLA AVID and NJHS Leadership enjoyed a beautiful day in Denton, TX at the University of North Texas (UNT). Students were able to tour the campus and hear personal experiences from current students. Lunch consisted of a stop at the UNT Union. The Union serves as the center of campus, a 'hub' for students, and the home of many students' favorite retail and dining options. It was an awesome college experience for our AVID and NJHS scholars.

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YMLA Pizza Party!

Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Garza serve YMLA Leaders pizza who attended Meet the Teacher Night with their parents, and our Fine Arts Parent Meeting.

PTA Updates

YMLA Spirit Night @ Panda Express

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 10:30am-9:30pm

2620 State Highway 161

Grand Prairie, TX

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Academics

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Tutoring Schedules

Tutoring Schedules

Science

6th Grade

Deidre Johnson-Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4:15-5:30 PM

Shelby Clark- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4:15-5:00 PM


7th Grade

Mario Orozco -Tuesday/Thursday 4:30-5:30 PM

Brittany Ross- Monday-Friday during advisory


8th Grade

Rita Wilson- Monday/Tuesday 8:00-8:45 AM

Thursday 4:15-5:00 PM

Benjamin Martinez- Thursday 4:15-5:15 as needed


All are utilizing advisory time on Tuesday through Friday if leaders are unable to stay after

school.

ELA


6th Grade

Crystal Estrada- Monday/Tuesday 8:20-8:40 AM (afternoon by appointment)

Alfra Robertson- Monday/Tuesday 8:20-8:40 AM (afternoon by appointment)


7th Grade

Julie Vu- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4:15-5:00 PM

Finn Alexander- Tuesday/Thurs. 4:15-5:00 PM


8th Grade

Barbara Neisel- Mon/Tue 4:14-5:00 PM

Shawna Gosney- Mon., Tues., Thurs. 4:15-5:00 PM


Math

6th Grade

Brown- Monday/Thursday 8:25-8:40 AM

Brooks-Tuesday 8:25-8:40 AM


7th Grade

Janett Gallegos- Tuesday and Thursday 8:25-8:40 am

Wednesday 8:25-8:40 AM

Humberto Maciel- Tuesday 4:30-5:00 PM

Karen Souther-Monday-Friday 8:25-8:40 PM


8th Grade

Humberto Maciel- Monday 4:30-5:00 PM

Kaylene Howe- Monday-Friday 8:25-8:40 AM (Cafeteria)

Karen Souther- Monday-Friday 8:25-8:40 AM (Cafeteria)


Social Studies

6th Grade

Nathan Richey- Monday/Tuesday 4:20-4:50 PM

Claude Pence- Tuesday-Friday during advisory.


7th Grade

Noel Martinez-- Tuesday-Friday during advisory. After October 25 Monday/Thursday 4:20 to 5:00 PM.

Derek Reed - Tuesday-Friday during advisory


8th Grade

Carol Bain- Monday 8:20-8:40 AM

Advisory Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays (If no house meeting)

Anthony Oller-Monday/Thursday 4:15-4:50 PM

Longhorn Athletics

Longhorn Atheletics

On Monday 9/27/21, the 7th Grade Football team came up a little short against Reagan Middle School. We are are still proud of our longhorn Leaders! Our 8th Grade B team defeated Reagan 19-7. Congratulations!


On Tuesday 9/28/21, Our 8th Grade A-Team up a little short against Reagan. We are still proud of your efforts! Keep pushing!


Longhorns! Never Settle!

This Week's Game Schedule

7th Grade A-Team

Away: YMLA Monday October 4, 5:30 PM YMLA @Jackon


8th Grade B-Team

Home: Monday October 4, 5:30 PM Jackson @ YMLA


8th Grade A-Team

Home: Tuesday October 5, Jackson @ YMLA

RC COLA'S (Randle, Campbell & Sabado) - Social/Emotional Support Team

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Who are your RC COLA's Social/Emotional Team

R-RANDLE (COUNSELOR FOR STUDENTS LAST NAME M-Z)


C-CAMPBELL (COUNSELOR FOR STUDENTS LAST NAME A-L)


S-SABADO (SOCIAL WORKER FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS)

What Do We Do?

R-RESEARCH-BASED, DATA DRIVEN PROGRAMS (LIKE SECOND STEP & START WITH HELLO)


C-COUNSELING SERVICES THAT ARE STUDENT-CENTERED WITH PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES AND BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION


C-COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS WITH GOAL SETTING AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS SUPPORT ON TARGET COURSE PLANNING WITH GUIDANCE TOWARDS HIGHER EDUCATION AND LIFE- LONG OPPORTUNITIES


LESSONS FOCUSED ON SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL LEARNING WITH RESOLUTION OF BARRIERS TO SUCCESS


ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT NEEDS WITH ACTIVE AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF OUR VISION AND MISSION TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS


SUPPORT STUDENTS IN IDENTIFYING, REGULATING, AND EXPRESSING EMOTIONS

What Do We Provide?

TAKE A SIP-USE EMOTION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES, COPING SKILLS, AND COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS


AND DON'T TRIP-REMOVE BARRIERS TO YOUR SUCCESS BY STAYING CALM, USE ASSERTIVE EXPRESSION & DISPLAY POSITIVE BEHAVIOR.

Counseling Team Mission & Vision Statement


Vision Statement

The social/emotional team at Young Men’s Leadership Academy:


  • Believes our young men will transition to high school in the next 1-3 years with the social, emotional, and academic foundation needed to foster an environment of resiliency and excellence.


  • Believes our young men will graduate from high school in the next 4-6 years inspired to actively pursue post-secondary opportunities to enhance their drive for learning and success.


  • Believes in the next 7-11 years our young men have the ability and potential to be servant leaders who have character, think critically, and achieve high academic success in order to leave a legacy in a global community.


Mission Statement


The mission of the social/emotional team at Young Men’s Leadership Academy is to:

Address our student population with a student-centered approach using multiple data points to provide problem-solving strategies and behavior interventions.


  • Be committed to assist students with removing social and emotional barriers that are impeding student achievement.


  • Implement a comprehensive Counseling Program that focuses on Career Exploration and College Readiness using research-based, data driven programs (like Second Step curriculum, Start with Hello violence prevention, Trust Based Relational Interventions, and Xello Internet-based career exploration and planning database)


  • Effectively and actively communicate the district and counseling mission to all stakeholders and demonstrating our commitment to our young men to:


1. Seeing things clearly, seeing them better, and making them better.

2. Being known by their work, doing all things with excellence

and choosing to be smart with their words, thoughts, actions and time, and to leave childish ways behind.

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