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"Relationships are the agents of change." Dr. Bruce Perry

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Year 3 - WEEK 7

Homecoming Parade was a HIT!

The Homecoming Parade was a HUGE HIT! Thank you so very much to everyone that participated, but especially to Kristin and Josh Jordan who for the third year have had a float for OUR GRAY HAWKS to ride on and to represent OUR SCHOOL!

In addition to the parade we had a lot of fun on OUR SPIRIT DAYS. The newest spirit day this year that was quite popular was DRESS LIKE A TEACHER DAY. Check out all of the great pictures from throughout the week.

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The Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk & Festival is a day of celebration, family fun and community. Guests of all ages will enjoy an array of entertainment and activities, ie; live music and dancing, bounce houses, carnival rides and pony rides to name a few. Lunch and beverages will also be provided. The event will conclude with a one-mile ceremonial walk in honor of your loved one with Down Syndrome.

Your support and fundraising efforts provide year-round comprehensive, individualized therapeutic services, educational programming, and support resources & services for individuals with Down syndrome and their families!

The walk is at GEHA Field (Arrowhead Stadium) on Saturday, October 28th from 10 AM - 2 PM with the ceremonial walk around Arrowhead at 1:30 PM.

To register to be a part of Stella's Peeps, click the link below or click on the picture of Stella and it will take you to her team page. We hope you will join us and show your support for OUR STELLA!

Teams | Step Up Walk

Team member Registration is:

Adults $35

Children $20

Newborn -18 mos $15


Video series for Teachers and the Community

I have been working with Dr. Perry's Neurosequential Model in Education for nearly a year now. Dr. Perry is a leading expert in understanding the brain and ways to support both children and adults in understanding self-regulation and why we may respond to certain events in a certain way. I am sharing these videos with OUR STAFF but also believe it is crucial for OUR COMMUNITY to be able to access these as well. Unfortunately the videos are not able to be embedded into the NEST, so please click on the picture below and watch Episode 3 : Creating an Inclusive Classroom on YouTube.
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Help Raise Funds by Volunteering at HS Concessions

Please check out the Sign Up Genius below if you are able to help out one day at the high school for the concession stand. It goes by very quickly and is a great community builder.

Working the concession at BLHS is so much fun!!! You take orders, make popcorn/hotdogs/nachos and keep things stocked. Very easy and simple but we can't do it without volunteers!

We will meet at the outside football concession stand at the high school.

Please call or text Abby Miller-Frecks at 913-238-5829 with any questions.

Right now we are looking for volunteers on Monday, September 18 and Monday, October 23. Thank you for your consideration.

HS Concessions Sign Up Genius


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If you would like to recognize an adult at Gray Hawk, please fill out this brief form to let us know the "who" and the "why" and we will recognize that person with a certificate and recognition each Friday!

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