Monday Message for April 22, 2019

Upcoming Events

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Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Have questions? Call us at (661) 494-7454 or send an email to info@empowergenerations.org.

  • Learner Internships (3/1-5/31)
  • Senior Portfolio Preparation (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Get Smart Be You Workshop – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Friday, April 26th: iLEAD Antelope Valley Region Vision in Education Benefit Dinner (click here)

Message from the Director

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Dear Learners and Families,

What’s happening at EG?

Learners return to school Tuesday, April 23rd, at 9 a.m. Do not forget to buy prom tickets from Ms. Shantoria at Innovation Studios.

It’s Testing Season!

In schools across the country, facilitators are implementing new academic standards that provide consistent guidelines in English and math at each grade level and help prepare learners to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace. These new benchmarks challenge learners to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, learn how to think critically, and apply what they are learning to the real world.

To help families, facilitators, and school leaders know whether learners are on the path to success, states joined together to develop improved tests of learner achievement. The Smarter Balanced assessments has replaced existing tests in English and math for grades 3-8 and high school. Administered online, these new assessments will adapt to each learners’ ability, giving facilitators and parents better information to help learners succeed.

Learners, please reach out on days that you are absent. My direct line is (661) 537-3719.

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown

 

 

Fun Fact: National Earth Day

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National Earth Day is observed each year on April 22.

National Earth Day is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Every year around the world, Earth Day organizers promote green campaigns to save the Earth.