Monday Message for May 06, 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
  • SBAC Testing – (May 13th – 17th)
  • Prom “Masquerade Ball” – May 24th at 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 6: Graduation

Message from the Director

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Dear Learners and Families,

What’s happening at EG?

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 have 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

Learner Spotlight: Reginee

Student Spotlight

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

  • People are surprised to know that Reginee is a kind person despite her facial expressions.

What is something you are passionate about?

  • Reginee is passionate about graduation, because she is excited about moving to the next level in life.

Tell us about being a teen mother.

  • Being a teen mom was difficult at first, but it gets easier as her son gets older.

How has Empower Generations supported you as a parent and as a student?

  • EG has supported Reginee as a parent by watching her son when she needed to complete work and being a positive support system.
  • EG has supported Reginee by inspiring her to be more confident in everything that she does.

The Backyard Bash is Coming

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Calling all entrepreneurs, artists, and performers! Join us for the 2019 Backyard Bash, Saturday, June 8th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event includes iLEAD Lancaster, iLEAD Antelope Valley, iLEAD Exploration at Lancaster, Empower Generations, iLEAD Innovation Studios, and Little iLEADers. Hosted by iLEAD Antelope Valley, located at 2110 West Avenue K in Lancaster.

Sign up HERE to participate.

Questions? Contact one of our Event Coordinators:

iLEAD AV:Holly

iLEAD Lancaster: Ashleigh

Outreach Coordinator for all other schools or vendors: Kristan.

Thank You for Your Support

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Thank you to all of our families who supported the Vision in Education Benefit Dinner on Friday, April 26th, supporting Empower Generations, iLEAD Lancaster, and  iLEAD Antelope Valley. Your support is appreciated!

Fun Fact: School Principals Day

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On May 1, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals Day.

Throughout the school year, these educators assume the commitment to lead our young people to a prosperous future. They support and guide quality teachers and staff resulting in productive learning environments for our children.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Organize an event to thank your principal. Bring breakfast, coffee, or just a thank you card letting them know you appreciate all their time and patience with the kids and parents. Use #SchoolPrincipalsDay to share on social media.