HCOE Communications Center
WEEKLY DIGEST
Story of the Week
Monumental Achievements
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.
Celebrating Our Students
First Virtual INNOVATE! Finale is a Hit!

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.
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Seal of Biliteracy Awards Up Next

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.
Celebrating Our Teachers
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Bullman Receives State History Day Honor
McKinleyville High teacher and Humboldt County History Day coordinator Tiffany Bullman has been honored as one of two National History Day – California Teachers of the Year for 2020.
Featured Learning Resources
Discover-E: At-Home Activities

DiscoverE has collected a series of articles which offer activities with just a few materials and videos you can use to engage your students or child in engineering.
Visit a National Park, Virtually!

Take a trip to a national park from wherever you are! Many national parks across the country offer digital tours and experiences that you can access anytime, anywhere.
Professional Development
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Upcoming CPIN Trainings
CPIN has two online trainings scheduled for this week:
  • Tuesday, May 26: Talking With Parents When You Have a Concern About a Child in Your Care
  • Thursday, May 28: Inclusion Works
Graduation Corner
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County Health Update on Graduations
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.

Last Chance for Senior Shoutouts!
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!
Resources & Updates
Zoomhaustion: Why, and What to do About it
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.
New Census SIS Toolkits for Parents
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.
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So...What's Reopening Where?
The Los Angeles Times has published a page tracking what's opening by county as California attempts to go through Phase 2 of re-opening.
Wellness Tip of the Week
Coping with Stress, Fear, Exhaustion

For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. Here are some tips for dealing with the emotions during this frightening time.
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