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The Leadership Team will continue to meet on Wednesdays this year. Last  week, on Wednesday September 13, the team worked on the Comprehensive School Plan.  Team members provided feedback and recommendations on the draft plan, and also identified use of the resources we will have available. CHEC has received $95,250 in additional funding to assist us in improving the achievement of our level 1 and 2 (PARCC) students. The team also discussed the plan and format for Early Release days, as well as the activity for the Faculty meeting. The next Leadership Team meeting will be Wednesday, September 27. The Leadership Team is a group of teachers, counselors, and administrators who meet every week to discuss school needs, and plan for improvements. The Leadership Team designs the school’s comprehensive school plan, and helps in its implementation. Please consider joining the Leadership Team this year. It is open to all faculty and staff.  We need the involvement and voices of all. Remember, Leadership team meetings are open to all who are interested in schoolwide decision-making and leadership. You can come once, or as many times as you like, but please make your voice heard!


Hello Friends,

Please RSVP for our DACA and Beyond event through - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daca-beyond-tickets-37941003563 (6:15 pm, Friday, September 22, 5th Floor Moot Court Room, UDC Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave., NW)

We are bringing a wonderful immigration attorney, Ava Benach, to our school to talk about:

1. What DACA is and who will be most impacted and how; and
2. What forms of relief are available for undocumented people when they are placed in removal proceedings.
3. Ms. Benach will also be available to answer individual questions you may have.

This event is open for everyone, law students, alumni and the community at large. Please come and bring everyone who may benefit.

Thank you,

UDC Law Latino/a Law Students Association

P.S. Ava C. Benach has over a decade of experience practicing immigration law and in June 2017, Ava was awarded the most prestigious award for immigration lawyers by the American Immigration Lawyers Association - http://www.aila.org/advo-media/press-releases/2017/ava-benach-2017-edith-lowenstein-memorial-award
Friday, Sept. 22, 6:15pm @ moot court room

September is Library Card Signup Month. Encourage students to visit Mt. Pleasant Public Library to ensure their DC One Cards are also activated as library cards. You can email me and/or public librarian Amanda Epperson (amanda.epperson@dc.gov) to schedule visits to our local library.

DCPL Educator Cards update: As of 9/12, all existing educator cards have been renewed for this school year. This unique card gives you extra check out privileges and guarantees access to DCPL databases.

New teachers will receive their cards in the coming weeks. More information will come as it is given to me.

Fill out this form if you still need to sign up for a library card.

New books for both Bell and Lincoln libraries are here and shelved. Browse the new materials for classroom use or schedule class library visits.

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, CHEC hosted a Community Fair, where various organizations tabled and shared opportunities for extracurricular activity. CHEC Bellmen were present to introduce the Bellmen mission and vision to prospective members. Male and female students alike showed interest in the chance to develop their physical, mental, spiritual, financial, creative, and social selves. The Bellmen program will officially kick off in October. All students and staff are welcome to take advantage of the program and its feature "Stay'n Charge" challenge. Young men who take the challenge are eligible to achieve Bellmen status, which includes a ceremonial induction, exclusive access to select experiences, opportunities, and rewards. To get involved with administering the Bellmen program or CHEC's initiative to start a "sister" organization, please contact EMOC program director, DeMario Hardmon-Fort, at dhf@speaklight.org.

Thanks Team!!!!

To date, we have had 32 home visits completed by 12 teachers! That’s an increase of 28 home visits and 8 teachers in 2 short weeks!! Kudos to 7th and 9th grade for having the highest numbers of home visits completed!

*Helpful Hints*

Teachers! Have you been thinking about taking a World Language Class to better communicate and serve our students, families, and community all while earning CSC points!?!?!?! Sign up for a class on Edgenuity! All teachers should already have an account! Visit edgenuity.com, your username should be your email address and your password is teacher. If you have trouble, Contact the Edgenuity Support Team by phone at (877) 202-0338 ext. 3. Currently, they offer the following languages; Chinese, French, German, Latin, and Spanish!

If you have any questions or concerns, please see Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Whitaker for support!!
Home Visits Set the Stage for Success – Parental Involvement for SY 2017-18

Last year 36% of our scholars received home visits which is a 16% decrease from the previous year. Let’s continue developing strong relationships with our parents through Home Visits, and let’s top our number from last year! See Ms. Whitaker or Ms. J. Gonzalez if you need assistance with your home visits.

This IS A REMINDER ABOUT THE Student of the Week Program. Any staff member can nominate a student, for academic or mission related accomplishments.  Please send your nominations by email to M. Tukeva. PLEASE NOMINATE STUDENTS OF THE WEEK!
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