Sept 2022 National News

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Stride National Photography Competition is Open!

Any eligible student in grades K–12 nationwide can share their art with professional photographer judges for a chance to win great prizes. Creativity has no limits, so this year there is no theme. We want to see what your student can create with their full imagination and skill set.

Stride Competitions spotlight student talent and creativity on a national stage. Participating students can meet peers with similar interests from across the country, connect with professional judges, and win great prizes. Plus, these competitions aren't just for students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools—all eligible school-aged students across the U.S. can enter.

Check out the full contest rules and guidelines, and have your student submit their photo by 5 PM (ET) on Friday, October 7, 2022.

We can't wait to see what your student submits!


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Follow our Stride Student Instagram Channel! @stridestudent

We are so excited to announce we have a Stride Student Engagement Instagram Channel! You can find us @stridestudent

This channel is meant to share about student engagement opportunities, as well as showcase student talent and elevate student voices to feel seen and heard! This channel is for our students to follow and connect with one another, as well as see what fun things we have happening!

Stride Serves: National Day of Service

September 11 is designated by Congress as a National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This day provides a great opportunity for us to recognize and thank veterans, active duty service men and women, and first responders in our communities.

How You Can Get Involved:

  • Write and send a letter to a first responder, veteran, deployed troop, or new recruit to express your thanks for their service.
  • Letters can be sent to the following organizations (or to someone you know!):
  • Place a small flag in your yard in remembrance of 9/11.
  • What other ideas can you think of to honor the Day of Service?

Be sure to share photos of your activities on your school's Facebook page with the hashtag #StrideServes!

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Internships and apprenticeships teach students real world skills. This is the event they need to attend to get connected and learn how to apply.

High School Students are invited to join employers and other students from across the nation to hear about Internship and Apprenticeship opportunities for early talent. During this virtual event, participants will connect with industry professionals and learn about the application process for internships, interview and resume tips, and best practices for interns.

Learn more about Internship Week and see the full schedule.

Download this playbook for high school students on searching and applying for internships here.

Students will be able to:

· Apply to real internship + apprenticeship opportunities

· Earn career readiness badges

· Meet/network with different companies

· Learn how to search, apply, and prepare for internships

· Win gift cards, prizes, and more!

Register for the kick-off event that is taking place on September 1.

Students will need a free Tallo profile to join. They can get one here.
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Stride is excited to present a live event September 14th, 2022 @ 3:30PM ET for Learning Coaches and parents of students enrolled in Stride K12-powered schools on How Parents Can Help Prevent Suicide, in partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection.

Register today

This session will cover:

  • The Basic Principles of Mental Health
  • Why does suicide occur?
  • The Warning Signs of Suicide
  • What Not to Say and Do
  • What You Need to Say and Do
  • Where can you go for help?

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Social Media flyer w QR code

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Learning Coach Social Sessions Are Back!

Learning Coach Social Sessions are back on September 20th! This is a time to socialize with other Learning Coaches, ask for advice, and chat with other adults. Register today in the National Learning Coach Community in the K12 app.
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Stride Nursing Club is Back! First Up: 5 Ways Nursing is Improving Women's Healthcare

Join us on Sept. 29 at 7pm for an engaging discussion about how women’s health nurses impact healthcare and a review of multiple roles within the specialty, personal career journeys, and tools for success. Learn more! Also available On Demand.


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Have an idea for a Facebook Live interview?

Joining a Facebook Live session is a great way to bring awareness to the work we are doing at Stride! There are opportunities to be a guest on our K12 Corporate (M, W, F) and Stride Career Prep (T, Thurs) Facebook pages. This invitation is open to Stride employees, school staff, students and families, and industry partners.

If you would like to be a guest, please plan to be available for about 30 minutes. The live session will stream to Facebook via Zoom, so you will receive an Outlook invitation to attend.

We are open to topics and ideas, so don’t hesitate to contact us! Who’s ready to get on the schedule for August? There is a spot waiting for you!

Check out some upcoming session this month below:

Day in the Life

Podcast: Fitness and Summer Fun

What's New in the Webinar Library

Internship Tips from Stride Intern, Madison Terrell

Upcoming Fall Activities and More

Student Advisory Council Member Experience

How to Make Money Using Your Cell Phone

If you are ready to get on the calendar, please contact Missy Bolden at

She is also the point person if you are a stakeholder and would like to stream an event via Facebook Live.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Why should others join the Learning Coach Community?

Why should others join the Learning Coach Community?

National Learning Coach Community

Join thousands of Learning Coaches in the National Learning Coach Community within the K12 App. This virtual village has been built to help Learning Coaches:

  • Access helpful resources
  • Meet and message other LCs
  • Connect their students with new friends
  • Receive and share advice, ideas and encouragement
  • Join interactive discussions, challenges, community building events and live guest discussion board moderators

Download the K12 app, log in using your Learning Coach credentials and join the National LC Community. #learningcoachlife

Learn more at

National Learning Coach Programming


We are honored you chose a K12-powered school for your student(s)! We strive to provide you with helpful content, resources, and connections to be successful in your important role as a Learning Coach.

Please visit our K12 National Learning Coach Programming Newsletter frequently to view the latest Learning Coach sessions and information.

K12 On Learning Podcast

Each episode can be enjoyed here.

You can also find us and subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and others. Find us on the STRIDE/K12 website! Look for our Podcast Cover, as shown above!

Each podcast has an average download of 100 unique listeners and over 100 re-listens.

Our audience is listening on Google Chrome, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iTunes, and Stitcher, to name just a few. The podcast is now featured on the carousel banner on the website.

Are you listening? Please subscribe today and leave a review. We would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in being featured on the K12 On Learning podcast or know a student, family, or professional you think would make a great guest, please email Heidi Higgins at

Stay Connected on the Go!

Explore K12 on your smartphone or tablet! And stay tuned, we're continually adding new app features.

The K12 app is a great resource for parents and legal guardians, keeping you in the loop starting with your online school search to completing the enrollment process to the last day of the school year and beyond!

With the K12 app, you'll have the power to:

  • Start and complete enrollment
  • Track your student's progress†
  • View your schedule†
  • Log daily attendance†
  • Receive instant notifications
  • Communicate your plans for future school years

The K12 app experience may vary by school. If you have questions, call 866.571.4316 for information.

This feature is only applicable in some schools.