Wolf Den Updates

LGAM Weekly Staff Updates from Ms. Muhammad

"Mind-Body-Soul" Weekly Personal Care Message


Lemon Grove Academy Middle School

We, the community of students, staff, and family members, commit ourselves to providing a quality education in a safe and caring environment. We participate in relevant and innovative learning experiences that nourish our curiosity and develop our maximum potential. As a community of learners, dedicated to each person’s success, we strive to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Weekly Office Hours

Monday, Sep. 14th, 12pm

This is an online event.

Weekly Office Hours Mondays & Fridays 12-1pm

Password: Wolf Pack

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Student Engagement Tracker

In accordance with SB98, we will begin using an Engagement Tracker created by our District Management to keep a record of instructional minutes and account for student engagement. We have been given direction from the District to begin documenting and backtracking from Sept. 1st.

The Admin Team is aware that this is a lot to ask and we are here to support you. I will be available today on Zoom during or after collaboration to help troubleshoot or answer any questions you may have about the process.

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RISE Now: SUNRISE Series-Register to watch!

Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 6pm

This is an online event.

In part two of our four-part "RISE Now: SUNRISE Series,” we will bring top leaders in to discuss the rising educational inequalities and how resident-led policy can mitigate the burden African American students and other students of color face.

Steven Askar (Gen IV) -- Co-Founder and Chief Operation Officer at Read Aloud Productions: ReadToMe

Tamara Muhammad (Gen I) -- School Principal at the Lemon Grove School District

Dr. Fabiola Bagula (Faculty) -- Senior Director of Equity for San Diego County Office of Education

Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools


Top Priority....Taking Care of YOU!

While self-care should be a priority in every profession, it is particularly important for those in caregiving careers. ... Many teachers, in particular, are at risk of stress and burnout, and self-care is therefore necessary to maintain good mental health and overall well-being.

We know and understand that a lot is being pushed out to you. Thank you for understanding and for your resilience in this most tumultuous time. As we begin to try streamlining our communication I will send a weekly message at the beginning of the week. Vanessa will continue with our weekly bulletin on Fridays. This will be adjusted as needed.

Hopefully this will begin to ease some of the anxiety caused by multiple emails daily.

Meditation for Learning | Yoga With Adriene

How WE Find Strength Now- How connection can empower learners

In the face of the pandemic, racial injustice, and trauma, young people are displaying inner reserve, resiliency, self-regulation, leadership, service, and citizenship in ways that no one could have anticipated. As educators, we are experiencing the same and more.
Here's an article and video to give us a little inspiration to better support our LGAM learners.

How Students Find Strength Now | Becoming Independent Learners - Collectively

Flexibility to Return to Work from Campus

Per our Superintendent's directions, teachers now have the option to have workdays from home or our school site. In order to ensure everyone's safety and that proper cleaning protocols are met please submit this form to indicate which days you would like to work from campus. Remember: you would have to commit to the full day in whichever location you choose because of the liability of a commute back and forth during the workday. Flexibility Work Location Preference

LGAM Clubs

We are so excited about all the clubs starting up over the next few weeks! Thank you to all of the wonderful teachers taking the lead on these clubs. A couple of new clubs to look out for include 'Creative Writing' and 'Let's Talk Music-LTM Crew'.

All Advisory teachers will be provided with information regarding initial meeting times and how students can sign up.

Professional Learning Opportunity-Integrating STEAM Across Your Curriculum-FREE!

Wednesday, Sep. 16th, 4pm

This is an online event.

Feel free to take advantage of this FREE Professional Learning Opportunity

Incorporating STEAM curriculum encourages students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. In this webinar, participants will gain strategies to integrate the arts into STEM curriculum.

In this FREE webinar you will:

  • Identify the elements of a high-quality STEAM experience
  • Explore the engineering design process
  • Learn how to create a STEAM lesson that connects to academic standards
  • Understand how to incorporate the Arts across the curriculum with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Who should register to attend:

  • Pre K-12 teachers
  • -Teacher candidates
  • -School administrators
  • -Para-educators/Aides