Phoenix Rising

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

October 11-15, 2021

Hello, ESSM Community!

Congratulations! We've completed our first grading period of the 2021-2022 school year! Today signals a new beginning as we roll into round 2! Phoenix Rising is combination of the campus newsletter and parent/student newsletter. Periodically, I will use one newsletter, and this week is the perfect time to try this out. Thank you, students for sharing your voice in our survey. We hear you and are still reviewing your responses to determine next steps. Parents, thank you for participating in the parent survey. Keep sharing! Teachers and Staff, thank you for your stamina these past several weeks. You know that we've had our challengs, but like the Phoenixes we are, we've risen! Stay with us as we continue to grow as people, students, teachers, families, and leaders!

Be safe and enjoy your week!



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ESSM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

ESSM took advantage of our professional learning day to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month The office staff dressed in festive garbandwe began with a special breakfast from our Campus Instructional Coach, Mrs. VanSickle. We all engaged in our book study where we learned from each other. We celebrated with our Custodial staff and cafeteria staff with a Tex-Mex luncheon, followed by more learning on campus, virtually, and even off campus. Those of us left on campus had a little fun in our courtyard taking turns at breaking a Pinata. Enjoy the pictures below and click on the link to see AP Lang teacher, Mr. Jones in action! What a fun day of learning, connecting, and celebrating!
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This Week @ ESSM

Monday, October 11, 2021
  • Effective Teaching and Impactful Learning Resumes
  • Second Grading Period Begins
  • Magnet Principals Meeting
  • FAFSA Night, 5:30PM (See link in Remind)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • District-wide Principals' Meeting (virtual)
  • Townview Senior Sponsors' First Meeting 4:45PM
  • Longfellow Virtual Recruiting Night 6PM

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  • PSAT Day: Grades 9-11
  • Senior College Day (Seniors must submit letter of participation; a copy is attached to this newsletter)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Principal Impact Collaborative @ UNT
  • Report Cards Printed

Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Secondary Schools' Fair Day

Students Create a Visual of the Human Services Pathway

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SBDM Meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:30PM for our first official SBDM Meeting. Look out for information from Chairman Shelton!
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Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services


All scholars from the Rosie Sorrell School of Education and Social Services will graduate as empowered citizens equipped to lead and serve as impassioned educators and humanitarians.


We engage and equip scholars to thrive in and out of the classroom through relevant, experiential learning, self-efficacy, and caring relationships to be college and career ready

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