Omegaman Kicks Off Bullying Prevention Efforts for National Bullying Prevention Month (October) in SC BOCES Districts!

Warm Welcome at Trinidad Middle School for Omegaman! 
Fisher's Peak Elementary, Trinidad Middle School, Fowler Elementary and Jr/Sr High recently had an assembly by Omegaman, a company that highlights the importance of being a H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others).    
Superhero Titan, entertained students by snapping a baseball bat over his leg, ripping a phonebook in half, and bending steel with his teeth to capture their attention with his message about making positive choices in life.
Titan explained that choices students make today determine their tomorrow, encouraged them to be "upstanders" rather than a "bystanders", to hold onto their dreams, and understand the power of their words. Amy Kear, GSN Implementation Coach, shared her personal experiences with bullying in middle and high school during the assembly, which resulted in many middle school students coming forward to discuss their experiences and expressing interest in helping prevent bullying by increasing kindness in their schools! If your school needs help with bullying, please contact Amy at

Hydroponics and Brooklyn's South Shore Campus!

On October 13, 2017, Deputy Borough President of Brooklyn, Diana Reyna, met with a group of Principals from the South Shore Educational Campus, Brooklyn to discuss moving forward on developing hydroponic labs in a shared space on the Campus. Also in attendance was Chief Scientist of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension (CUCE), Dr. Philson A. A. Warner. Dr. Warner is very excited about the prospect of continuing to spread STEM-related programs to public school students throughout the city. 

"I truly cannot wait to start training the teachers on hydroponics this spring," said Dr. Warner. The meeting was coordinated by Brooklyn Generation School Principal, Lydia Colon-Bomani, and GSN East Coast Director, Claude Aska. Colon-Bomani has already championed the development and construction of two collaborative spaces in the Campus: a new Health & Wellness Center and a technology room. "This campus is essentially a hub for the community," explained Colon-Bomani. "So, it should also benefit a student's entire family as well as other members of the  community."

Provided funds are made available, construction will begin on the hydroponic labs next summer and be operational for Fall 2018. Funds are also needed to train teachers to utilize the labs and purchase the needed equipment. "STEM projects such as this potential hydroponics lab are so incredibly important to our communities," said the Deputy Brooklyn Borough President. "And I want to be an ally for this program and see that it happens."

Partners from the Borough President's Office and BGS meet to discuss the hydrophonics lab's future at the South Shore Campus.  

Want to help ensure students at Brooklyn Generation School have access to STEM opportunities? Please email or call Claude Aska, Northeast Director, or 646-458-1025. Or, you can donate by clicking

GSN Privileged to be Supporting Westgate Community School's Bullying Prevention Program recently featured on Fox News! 

Westgate Community School, a partner school who is implementing GSN's Bullying Prevention and Advocacy Programs, was recently on FOX News!  Click the link to read the article and learn more. If you would like to implement a Bullying Prevention program at your school, please contact 

Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshops Taking Place Throughout the Fall!  

For the past month, Generation Schools Network has worked with several branches of the military to create Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshops hosted at local Colorado High Schools and colleges. Erie High School, Littleton High School, and most recently Silver Creek High School have all hosted events with dozens of students and and parents in attendance.  

The Army, Navy, Air Force Reserves, National Guard, ROTC, Marines, and local Firefighters, police and EMTs have attended the events to talk with students and parents about career pathways and opportunities. Captain Michael Schreckengost and Lieutenant Colonel Samuel D. Brown, were both notable keynote speakers at the events. If your school would like help meeting the requirements of HB 1041 that went into effect for the 2017-2018 school year, please contact Wendy Loloff Cooper, or 720-299-0474. More at this  link!

Supporting Students At-risk through Social Emotional Learning in the San Luis Valley! 

On October 20th, GSN staff members Ellen Sarkisian and Maggie Mather 
Itinerant staff participating in an SEL related activity.
gave a Professional Development training on Social and Emotional learning  and Mindfulness to the itinerate Advocacy staff of the San Luis Valley BOCES. The training covered the ba sics of Social and Emotional Learning, including Generation Schools Network's curriculum and the  positive impact it can have for struggling students and families. Also included in the training was an overview of Mindfulness and an example Mindfulness activity in the form of a guided seated meditation.

November 10th
Introduction to SEL Presentation
Sargent Early Learning Center
7090 N Road 2 E, Monte Vista, CO
Please contact Nita Mcauliffe at for more information. 

San Luis Valley
STEM Professional Development Day- Open to All
Sierra Grande School District, Blanca, CO
To register, please contact Kirk Banghart at 

December 4th and 5th 
Buffalo School District 
Student-Centered Accountability Program (S-CAP) Systems Site Review
Register Here! 

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