Working to provide students with the voice and learning environment they deserve.
This communication is a way to stay connected as Social Justice advocates. Through resource sharing, we are able to learn and build capacity around issues of Social Justice. This also allows the opportunity to highlight the great work individuals and buildings are doing related to student voice.
This week's articles/resources (05/01/2016)
This week's SJ happenings across the school district/community
- The Novi Community School District and Dr. RJ Webber were recently honored at Playworks' Get in the Game Luncheon and were chosen to receive the "Game Changer" award for having a positive impact on the community. Last summer, Novi High School students were trained to be play ambassadors to help the Playworks organization facilitate play around the region. Involving high school students in the program was new for the non-profit and allowed young people to have additional opportunities to engage in structured play.
- Novi High School Playworks Ambassadors were honored at the NCSD Board of Education Meeting on May 5th for their work in promoting health play with children locally and around the City of Detroit. The high school students spent two days in training to learn to facilitate structured play before they used their skills with children during events throughout the year.
- The LAC-O Student Leadership Conference was held on May 3rd at Oakland University. Seth Furlow (NHS Teacher) led a group of Novi High School students who facilitated a breakout session for participants.
- A Race Relations Community Forum organized by PAASN will be held in Novi on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Novi Middle School Media Center. Dr. Marks (consultant at Oakland Schools) will facilitate this event.
- Immigrants In The United States: A Professional Learning Opportunity was held on May 4th at Oakland School. This workshop focused on trends and implications for immigrant/refugee students in our schools. History, social and psychological impacts, needs, services and opportunities were addressed. Participants were provided with many great resources to support immigrant and refugee students and families.
- Novi's Feed the Need Summer Lunch Program will receive $10,000 from Community Financial Credit Union to help support programming and food for young people this summer. FtN is a free opportunity for students to receive lunch and enrichment activities. Lunches will be served 5 days a week at Village Oaks Elementary. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Fridays: lunch will be served from 11:30-12:30. On Wednesdays, Lunch and activities will be provided from 11-1:00. The program begins June 20th and runs through the end of August.
Community Forum on Race
Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30pm
49000 West 11 Mile Road
This event will be held in the Middle School Media Center
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
LACO-Student Engagement Committee SMORE
Included are many great resources and information that connects to Student Engagement. The Learning Achievement Coalition-Oakland Student Engagement Committee meets monthly at Oakland Schools.