We are starting 2018 with the question, What do you do with a chance? This year is your chance to do something differently. What will it be? How will you go about taking this chance? Feel free to share what you're taking a chance on this year on our white board. Let's make this the best year ever!
Model United Nations Team
At Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors of countries that are members of the UN, from Argentina to Zimbabwe. The students, better known as “delegates”, debate current issues on the organization’s vast agenda. They prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and navigate the UN’s rules of procedure – all in the interest of resolving problems that affect the world.
Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Model UN, students research the particular global problem to be addressed. The problems are drawn from today’s headlines. Model UN delegates learn how the international community acts on its concerns about peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization.
Thank you, Mrs. Weber for your commitment to our first Model UN Team!
6th graders in Mrs. Taylor's class completed a Growth Mindset Escape Room activity. This activity incorporated 4 tasks with puzzles that taught students about grow mindset, quotes, and famous failures. Groups were generated randomly using an online website. After each group "escaped" they had to pick one of the famous people they learned about, and create a mind map about this person relating it to Growth Mindset.
This activity was a great way to return to class after winter break. Students had a lot of fun while starting 2018 in a positive way. Next week, students will look at each other's mind maps and think about how to apply what they learned to their work and set new goals for 2nd semester.
7th Graders take part in...
Effective Leadership Academy
Dr. Glass had the pleasure of collaborating this summer with Flo Brett, the founder of Effective Leadership Academy, to write a grant that fully funded the program for all 7th graders at CIS. Ms. Gaines, works for the program and we are very appreciative of her help in creating this partnership!
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Our 8th grade service group on Homelessness would like to donate movie tickets to the Westhaven Youth Shelter. They are hoping to make someone’s day brighter by giving them a chance to see a movie during the cold, winter days. If you would like to support their service project, please drop off movie tickets to Mrs. Bechtel’s office.
Thank you for supporting our service groups!
Westhaven Youth Shelter
3020 W 104th
Cleveland, OH 44111
Description: Provides an emergency shelter for youth.
Next Step provides shelter care for youth, ages 12-17, who are without a home or a stable living environment.
Residents may be runaway youth or children placed by the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS). DCFS placements may be youth who have been removed from their homes during investigations of abuse and/or neglect, or those who are awaiting a foster care placement. Next Step Youth Shelter residents attend their home schools whenever possible. They participate in meal preparation and household chores. Life skills education is offered based on an individual assessment of each resident. Individual and/or group counseling is provided as appropriate as well as opportunities for recreation. Next Step also offers semi-independent living in apartment and group living
settings. The program serves youth, ages 16-21, who will be exiting the foster care system. Its emphasis is preparation for living independently. Life skills—budgeting, cleaning, cooking, relationship building, conflict management—are at the heart of the program. Completing high school and moving on to college is the path taken by some participants, while others seek employment education. Case managers provide support and encouragement to youth as they seek to remove barriers and acquire the skills to live independently.