On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. As educators we can use this opportunity to remind our students of the meaning of the holiday. Here are some ideas about how you can bring this message to the classroom.
Story of the Week
Monument Middle School in Rio Dell wanted to find a way to honor its 8th grade graduates since they won't have a traditional graduation ceremony. So they put up banners in the school windows for the community to see, and made a video of them.
The Innovate! Business Challenge finale went digital this year with a Facebook Watch Party. Hundreds of people watched our five finalists pitch their ideas. Jude Ortega, a sophomore at Arcata High, won the top prize of $2,500! See all the winners and watch the finale video on our website.
Awards season continues this week with the Seal of Biliteracy. Students who have demonstrated proficiency in multiple languages are given formal recognition on their high school diplomas, and are honored annually at this event. The 2020 Seal of Biliteracy Awards will debut Thursday, May 28 at 7pm on our website.
The County Health Officer recently issued guidelines regarding socially distant graduation ceremonies for local schools, stating that in-person graduations are not allowed at this time. An addendum and a letter to parents has also been issued.
North Coast News is putting out a final call for for its Senior Shout-outs special. And not just for the graduates, if you're an educator and have something you want to say, they want to hear from you too!
HCOE's Meg Walkley wrote this week about "Zoomhaustion," that tired feeling you get after spending your whole day in front of a Brady Bunch intro screen, and has some good advice about how to handle it.
Statistics in Schools (SIS) has released four parent/caregiver toolkits that include valuable resources for parents and guardians to use at home with students. These toolkits provide fun Census Bureau interactive activities that school-age children can enjoy at home while e-learning.