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Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

December 14-18, 2020

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ESSM Parent Meeting

Monday, Dec. 14th, 6:15pm

This is an online event.

Topic: ESSM Parent Meeting

Time: Dec 14, 2020 06:15 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 858 4488 7203

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Happy Holidays!

ESSM Parents,

As we wrap up 2020, please accept my sincerest "Thank You" for the support you've given our school these past several months. I am grateful for your presence at our meetings; the phone calls and emails of requests, questions, suggestions; your engagement as you monitor the various changes, tweaks, re-starts in our district; your participation in the recent survey; and most importantly, you and your scholar's selecting and trusting Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Townview Magnet Center to provide effective and impactful teaching and learning experiences for their high school years. To borrow a line from Southwest Airlines, "We know you could have chosen any [school], but you chose us", and we do not take that lightly. …And we're still here ready to move onward and upward with your scholar in mind.

May your holidays be safe, merry, and bright. We look forward to meeting again in 2021!

Moving Onward and Upward Survey Results

Thank you for the 184 Responses from our recent survey, "Onward and Upward at ESSM".

  • 144 Students Responded with most of those responses from seniors (34%)
  • 89% of the Respondents agree that Education and Social Services are still relevant but are not clear if we should continue with these clusters (43.5% Neutral)
  • Yet, in terms of what we could consider embedding or moving towards in our course offering, you stated the following:

1 Project-Based Learning

2 Social Services

3 Education

4 Leadership

5 Technology

  • 47.3% of respondents believe that to generate interest and engagement in our curriculum we should update our instruction with current and relevant examples
  • To Build Community at ESSM, Respondents said,

1 Continue to Seek Partnerships and Internships

2 Plan/schedule relevant parent and community meetings at least once a grading period

3 Student participation in cluster-relevant events

4 Student participation in professional dress one day a week

More Discussion to Come...

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Social Emotional Learning


Below are some resources for you as you support the social and emotional well being of your children. In addition, I have included the results some of our students took a couple of month ago.

Recruitment is Underway

Thank you to these three cluster teachers who are leading the recruitment efforts at ESSM. They designed and hosted three Interest Meetings for students all over the city who may be interested in attending ESSM. On Saturday, they administered our first round of assessments for students who had completed their application. Thank you, teachers for your dedication to this process!
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Site-Based Decision Making Team @ ESSM!

We are up and rolling! Last week, led by Chairman Henry Shelton and Co-Chair Elaine Cole, we had our first official SBDM meeting for the 2020-2021 school year. We are definitely in capable hands! Chairperson has already introduced us to another tool, Slack to keep the communication lines open. SBDM is for any parent, community member, teacher, and student who desires to be a part of the inside workings of systems and processes of the campus. Our next meeting is January 19, 2021! Join us!

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services

Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services seeks to cultivate culturally competent citizens in order to impact their sphere of influence through education and service.


The committed, passionate educators of the Rosie Sorrells School of Education and Social Services intentionally prepare students for academic achievement for global competitiveness through

  • Rigorous Instruction

  • Community Connections and Service

  • Critical thinking and social consciousness for resilience in college and career in an ever-changing world.