Feb. 1, 2021

Sage News: Week of February 1, 2021

Week of February 1, 2021

Black History Month
Today, we recognize the beginning of Black History Month! February 1st is the first day of Black History Month and it is also officially known as Freedom Day. The 13th Amendment, which formally abolished slavery, was approved on February 1, 1865. To learn more, visit the link below and visit our social media pages this month for more Black History Month resources.

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Goal Setting
This month’s Counselor Connection topic is Goal Setting. Goals give us focus and direction. They motivate us to learn new things and make a plan to tackle challenges. Goal setting allows us the opportunity to  celebrate our hard work and accomplishments, but also practice resilience and growth as “mistakes are proof that you’re trying.” (unknown)

It’s never too early (or late) to help your child set academic, personal, or character goals. For more information on Goal Setting and targeted grade-level lessons, please check out this month’s Counselor Connection Newsletter. 
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STEAM Day
February 10th is STEAM Day! Visit the Sage Oak website to view STEAM day student workshop session topics and times. You can sign up for these sessions starting on Tuesday, February 2nd at 9:00 am. These sessions are open to all Sage Oak students! **Please make sure that you have already created an account on the Sage Oak website and know your username and password. You will need this to sign up for STEAM Day sessions.

To conclude our amazing STEAM Day, there will be a Science & Engineering Fair Awards Ceremony on February 10th at 3 pm. All are welcome to attend. If you are interested, please ask your teacher for the Zoom link. The Zoom link will be sent out to all Science & Engineering Fair participants.

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Math Mythbusters
Regional Mentor and Education Advisor, Jared Tourse shares his experience as a failing math student turned high school math teacher and how changing his perception of learning and a little bit of growth mindset changed everything. Part two of the Math Mythbusters series is coming up on February 16th, 2021. For more information and to register, click the link below.

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Newly Approved Providers
We are excited to introduce to you the newest providers to join the Sage Oak family. Check out this spreadsheet for a list of our newest providers and see what they have to offer our students by clicking the link below.

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Secondary Education

  • 8th grade families: High school is almost here! Please join us for the Transition 101 Webinar on February 8th, 9-10 am via this Zoom link OR February 25th, 2-3 pm via this Zoom link. 1:1 meetings will begin in March. 
  • Virtual college tour: University of Massachusetts, Lowell on February 19th at 3 pm via this Zoom link. Please watch this video for more information!
  • Monthly High School webinar: Register for the February 22nd webinar so that we can answer any questions you have! Register here
  • Three Essay Contests: Class of 2021 Scholarship Essay, High School Essay, Middle School Essay (5th - 8th). Winners will receive between $50 and $1,000! The deadline is March 1, 2021. Click here for details.

2021-22 School Calendar
The 2021-22 school calendar has been adopted by our board. It is linked to our website for your convenience and planning.

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