Monday Message for August 19, 2019

Upcoming Events


Welcome to the First Day of School – Tuesday, August 20th
Start time 8:30 a.m. Please make sure to enter through the front gate and check in at the front office. The back doors are no longer an option for entering and leaving the school. 

Back to The Village Night
Wednesday, September 4th, from 5-7 p.m. Learn more about upcoming projects, workshops, clubs, and sports! There will be two sessions offered.  You can attend either session, but do not need to attend both of them as they are duplicates.

  • 5-5:30 p.m. Tacos and Village Social
  • 5:30-6:10 p.m. Session 1
  • 6:20-7 p.m. Session 2

Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
ILPs (individualized Learning Plans) help us as a team (learner, family, Guide) to develop learning goals and social emotional goals for the school year. Together we talk about how our personal strengths and challenges can be the tools that help us reach those goals. ILPs are September 13th, 19th, 20th, and 27th. Your Advisor will send more information about signing up.

NEW EVENT — Community Nights!
We will be inviting different members from our community to be on campus every second Thursday of the month. This event is for learners and their families. We will keep you updated with more information as we get closer to our first Community Night on September 12th!

Message from the Director


Dear Families,

It was nice to see so many learners and families that were able to come visit the campus last week to check in with Ms. Shaana and/or join us during Meet Your Village night. We are really excited about the upcoming learning opportunities and learning experiences that everyone has been planning. We have so much to share the first week of school and we don’t want you to miss out! Please do the best you can to be here Tuesday-Friday next week to learn more about your Advisories and get to know your village with team-building activities. This is the most important part before you start your classes!  

Please also stop by and introduce yourself if I don’t get a chance to meet you.

Malaka Donovan

Meet Your Village


Maintenance/Security/Coach Mr. Adam Morris
This year, I am looking forward to interacting with everyone — my new family!

Learner Success Lab Team | Ms. Danielle Padilla
This year, I am looking forward to cooking with the learners and creating art workshops.

Educational Specialist | Eileen Stevens
This year, I am looking forward to working under one umbrella because we all bring different strengths and we are going to be doubly good all together!

Empowered Babies | Ms. Elayne Woods
This year, I am looking forward to incorporating sensory activities for the babies.

Village Guide | Ms. Jeanette Chadwick
This year, I am looking forward to incorporating more arts!

Village Guide | Ms. Jenna Collins
This year, I am looking forward to blending the learners and staff from both Innovations and Empower so that we are all one.

Learner Success Lab Team | Rachael Merriweather
This year, I am looking forward to the kids and team building and learning new things.  

Village Guide | Mr. Robert Sterling
This year, I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all the new learners.  

School Counselor | Ms. Shaana Scott
This year, I am looking forward to continuing to build relationships with the learners! I am here to support you.

Registrar/office manager for both Innovation/ Empower| Ms. Shantoria Goodman
This year, I am looking forward to more learner creativity and participation.

And by the way, please stop by on Monday to sign to your Master Agreement (MA) if you have not signed it already.  

Community Partnership Coordinator| Ms. Stephanie Vasquez
This year, I am looking forward to our schools growing together!

Learner Success Lab Team | Ms. Tasheba Howard
This year, I am looking forward to the learners creating new relationships with peers and staff.

Village Guide | Ms. Tanya Forneilli
This year, I am looking forward to embracing the cultural changes and looking forward to spending more time our learners and their babies.

Victorious Village Alumni Spotlight


Jamaal Cain successfully enrolled in Antelope Valley College to start his next educational adventure this fall. He is interested in exploring video game programming. We loved seeing him stop by this week and visit everyone! We would love for you to stop by and let us know what you are doing!