10.23.2022

Messages from the EG Staff

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Ms. Rosie – Office Manager

Welcome to the new Learning Period! Here are some updates for this week:

  • Antelope Valley College will be here on Friday, October 28. All Learners are invited to come in and listen. The presentation is at 10:00 a.m.
  • Off Site Agreements went out a couple weeks ago. The agreements need to be signed and turned in in order to go off site. This is for the safety of all. Learners must check out if they are off site using their school IDs.
  • Learners, I want to remind you that completing work is mandatory. We want you to succeed, we are here to help you, but you have to do your part too. If you need help, please ask!
  • Please remember that IDs are now required to check in and out of school. If you have not taken your picture and received your school ID, please come see.
  • There is no school on Tuesday, November 1.

My email address is roselia.calderon@empowergenerations.org or by phone (661) 429-3264.

Mr. Moody – Guide

Attention, Attention! Calling all high school juniors and seniors. Juniors, seniors and upper-division transfer learners! Join us for a free fun and informative day on campus and find out why you should consider CSUN during Open House on Saturday, November 5, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm on the campus of CSUN. At CSUN, you’ll enjoy life in the heart of Los Angeles. CSUN (California State University, Northridge) is home to a richly diverse student population.

Mr. Twigg – Education Specialist

With Mid-Fall Break over and LP2 ending, a time for a new beginning arrives. Use this opportunity to stick to those goals you set, set new habits, and emerge into this final stretch anew and evolved. Every day is an opportunity to put all the bad behind you and begin on a new path. This is our final stretch to the end of the semester, it’s time to strap down and finish strong, take those first steps to change so you can GROW!

Change comes whether we want it or not, but we can either be swept up by the tides or batten down the hatches and sail to the horizon.

“Smooth seas don’t make good sailors.”

Ms. Marian – Guide

Happy Monday! This week begins the second half of your semester. All of the work you have/have not done will count toward your final grade at the end of the semester. If you feel like you have not given your best this school year, don’t fret. Every day is an opportunity to just get better. You are the only one who can change your life.

We will begin new topics in the sciences and we will continue working on our Garden Planning Project. Thanks to this project – I am starting a new garden of my own. I am super excited to grow this winter garden and to plan and share along with you!

Please begin to think about how important you are to those around you and how what you do and who you are can change or influence someone’s life as well as how others can influence or change you.

Ms. Tanya – Guide

Happy Monday! Welcome to Day 1 of our second project cycle. For the News from the Camps Project, we will begin a novel study of “Internment” by Samira Ahmed. “Internment” is set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp’s Director and his guards. During our second project cycle, we will make connections to the experience that Layla Amin has in this fictional world with what people of Japanese American descent had to endure during World War II.

I will leave the News from the Camps Google Classroom open for one more week. Please complete as many assignments as possible before I close it out. You will be receiving a new Google Classroom invitation for Part 2 of News from the Camps.

I am looking forward to diving into Layla Amin’s journey with you!

Ms. Dani – Care Team

Hello and Happy Monday!!

As a learner, you face new beginnings multiple times a year. There is the start of a new school year, a new semester, a new quarter, and so many firsts. New beginnings mean we need to say goodbye to some things in your life and make room for the new. We are at the start of a new workshop as of today. This gives you the chance to set some goals to accomplish within this workshop. Take advantage of this new beginning.

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Set your frame of mind to be focused and sponge like to absorb and learn familiar but new material. Have a great week!!

Ms. Jennifer – EPIC

Welcome back to the new chapter of the academic semester! I hope you all are ready to start the new learning cycle with a fresh slate. Perhaps you missed opportunities for growth and improvement last semester, but I believe in second chances. However, you must be able to admit your mistakes, learn from them, and do things differently moving forward. If you need help or guidance, do not forget that every staff member is here to assist you in becoming better at what you believe you cannot do or even starting and finishing something. We are here for YOU.

True bravery is when there is very little chance of winning, but you keep fighting.” — President Joseph Biden

Mr. Jonathan – Care Team

So it looks like our learning period is ending and we’re about to enter into a new learning period. Each of us now are given a blank slate and are given another opportunity to show our guides exactly what we’re made of and our determination to succeed. Our success however does not begin with our guides or staff, it all begins with you guys, use your time here wisely.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — JRR Tolkien Lord of the Rings:Fellowship of the Ring Book I Chapter 2

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — TS Elliot

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