Monday Message for January 21, 2019

Upcoming Events


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

  • MAP Testing (Jan. 7-31)
  • Orientation (Jan. 7-31)
  • Learner Internships (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Senior Portfolio Preparation (Jan. 7 to May 31)
  • Life Skills Workshop – Goal Setting (Feb. 6-7; 13-14)
  • Get Smart Be You Workshop – the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Love Fest Community Night (Feb. 13, 10 a,m. to noon)

Message from the Director


Dear Learners and Families:

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

Sha’Kirim “Sha’Ki” Brown

What’s Happening at EG?


MAP Testing: 45 Learners have completed their MAP testing for winter, with an additional 8 in progress and 3 non-testers. Many learners are seeing growth in at least one area. MAP Reflections will begin next week, wherein learners will compare their fall and winter scores and create a SMART goal to help them grow in at least one specific content skill.

Orientation: Learners have started their very first Google Classroom workshop! Orientation introduces learners to the Google Classroom platform, as well as to core tenants of EG such as PBL, CBE, and our mission statement. Learners are excelling at email composition and setting up check-ins with their Guides. The semester is off to a great start.

Attendance: 56 learners have been present on campus. Five more have scheduled to come in next week, and Ms. Sheba has been a rock star reaching out to all remaining learners.

Shout-Outs: Congratulations to Sam and Terry for earning the top 2 Math scores for MAP.

Congratulations to Noemi and Sam for earning the highest English scores for MAP.

To the remainder of the learners, keep up the great work!


Article: Courage and Power from Pain


We have found great inspiration in the work of author, speaker, and researcher Brene Brown, and hope you may find some encouragement in this interview she did with actress Viola Davis.

“There’s an unspoken message that the only stories worth telling are the stories that end up in history books. This is not true. Every story matters. My father’s story matters. We are all worthy of telling our stories and having them heard. We all need to be seen and honored in the same way that we all need to breathe.”

“I apply the advice an acting coach gave me to all aspects of my life: Go further. Don’t be afraid. Put it all out there. Don’t leave anything on the floor.”

Click here to read the article.