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Inspiring the Adventure of Learning - November 21, 2019

Thanksgiving Break

Fall is in the air! November is well on its way, and we hope your family is taking some time to enjoy the changing seasons and to reflect on the things your family has to be thankful for.

We will be closed Thanksgiving Week November 25-29.

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Shout Out to Inspire's Robotics Team

Our very first First Lego League Robotics team. They were adorable and did a fantastic job! We will be doing an interest meeting in the spring for the next season.
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Pumpkin Winners

If you were a winner of last week's pumpkin contest you have a gift waiting in the Fresno office for you!
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Community Connections

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We Are Making An Impact!

Please join us for some adventurous activities with our Inspire friends. Come make a NEW friend or connect with another. Feel free to look at your area newsletter and/or the Central Parent Resource Site where you can find an event near you.

Central Parent Resource Site- Community Connections

Fresno/Clovis December Newsletter

Merced December Newsletter

Kingsburg December Newsletter

Oakhurst/Coarsegold December Newsletter

Monterey December Newsletter

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Our Leadership Team

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Dr. Laurie Goodman

Dr. Laurie Goodman is serving Yosemite Valley Charter School and Monarch River Charter School as our Principal/Senior Director.

She can be reached at laurie@inspireschools.org and 559-745-1442 x 4220. 4220

Please click the link below to read her Letter of Introduction.

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Steph Johnson

Steph Johnson is serving Yosemite Valley Charter School and Monarch River Charter School as our Assistant Director.

She can be reached at steph@inspireschools.org or 559-289-7069.

Lending Library

Come visit our new library space in suite #103! We are currently open M-F from 9-3. We are closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Nov. 25-29 and will reopen on Monday, December 2nd. Come in and say hello!
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High School

Study Effectively

If your student received a D or a failing grade in one or more classes, there is still time to catch up in their classes!

Improving class grades is vital to staying on track for graduation! There are effective strategies to help students improve their study habits and grades. Here are just a few of these strategies:

  • Sleep – a good night's sleep is important! Lack of sleep causes stress and limited mental and physical performance.

  • Where to Study – in a quiet place, with plenty of light, and sitting at a cleared table or desk.

  • Breaks – study in one-hour blocks with 50 minutes of work and 10 minutes of break. If you are sitting to study, use your break time to move around!

  • Ask Questions – let your HQT or HST know if you have any questions.

  • Review – take time to run through all of the material from your classes to solidify your knowledge of the subjects. Helpful ways of reviewing include: practice testing yourself and teaching others about what you have learned!

  • Schedule – set a time limit for each subject to keep you on track. Make sure to complete the time every day!

  • Distractions – put away your phone, turn the TV off, and let your family know that you are working.

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Guest Speaker: Film Producer

All HS students are invited to the next webinar in our guest speaker series.

Erick Torres is a film producer for a small production company. Websites for his company and a trailer to one of the shows he produced are below.

Erick will be speaking on his journey into the field and his current job.

Winston Entertainment

Kindness Diaries Trailer

Link for students to join: https://zoom.us/j/812842867

This webinar is offered by our SPED Transition Team, whose focus is to support students as they transition from high school to their adult lives and careers.

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Opportunities for Students

MLK Contest

Registration for the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Art, Essay, and Speech Competition IS OPEN!

Please see all attached flyers at the bottom for registration/submission deadlines and guidelines.


The Dream 2020: The Future Begins Today

Access to the link for registration (to be completed by the teacher or school coordinator), permission slips (to be completed by each student’s parent), and relevant information for each individual competition is now available on our website, mlk.fcoe.org. Attached below are all relevant contest flyers.

The deadline for the completed registration is December 13, 2019.

Submission dates and requirements vary for each competition - please make note of these so your students don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

We look forward to your students’ participation! Thank you for all you do for the students of Fresno County!

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