Jan. 21, 2020

Sage News: Week of January 21, 2020

Sage News: Week of January 21, 2020

The Great Kindness Challenge
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James

The Great Kindness Challenge, a worldwide event, will be held next week January 27-31 and is devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible. According to StopBullying.gov, in order to combat bullying, schools must “encourage students to show thoughtfulness and respect for peers, adults and the school.” Using the attached kindness checklists, students can accept the Great Kindness Challenge, have fun, and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS! Be sure to share your kindness with us and the world by posting your kind acts in action using the hashtag: #GreatKindnessChallenge and #GKCSageOak. We can't wait to see our Sage Oak students shine!

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6th-8th Grade Cultivate and Create Winner Spotlight
In our first annual Cultivate and Create event, sixth-grader Isabella Huerta won our 6th-8th grade category for her visual arts piece, Be the One. She was inspired to create an umbrella of protection for children who have negative experiences with other kids. She writes, “in the same way an umbrella protects us from the rain, we can speak the positive things about their character to protect them from those mean things. If kids would not judge a book by its cover, you would get to know who they truly are.” You can view Isabella’s meaningful piece here.

Directing Change Program & Film Contest

Calling all Filmmakers! Each Mind Matters, California's Mental Health Movement, is hosting The Directing Change Program & Film Contest in efforts to prevent suicide, reduce the stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and promote the mental health and wellness of students. Open to middle and high school students, there are six film submission categories and prizes up to $1,000. For more information, please click the link below or reach out to your school counselor, Allie Whalen, at awhalen@sageoak.education.

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Community Events (non-Sage Oak sponsored)

  • The Art Center is holding an open house on Sunday, February 9th from 12-5 pm. Here is the flyer for more information! 
  • UC Irvine is offering a free open medical school event on Saturday, February 29th from 8 am-1 pm for high school students interested in health professions. Find out more information here!
STEM Day 2020
Sage Oak’s annual STEM Day is coming up on February 4th at Goldy Lewis Center from 9:00-12:30! This event is open to all Sage Oak families and friends that are interested in attending.  There will be a science fair, fun hands-on STEM activities for students of all ages, and a raffle with some incredible prizes. All Sage Oak students will need to have a completed permission slip to attend. Click the link below to fill out the permission slip. We hope to see you there!
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Living History Events
Participate in Sage Oak's Living History Events in 9 Easy Steps!
Click the link below to view the flyer for more information about how to participate in a Living History event near you:
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New Art Classes
Is your student interested in an art career and/or attending an art college? If so, please click the link below to take a look at exciting new art courses for the spring semester 2020 and fall 2020.

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Your Guide to College Financial Aid
Join Traci King and the Secondary Education Department on February 4, 2020, at 4:00 pm for our next webinar in our college readiness series, Your Guide to College Financial Aid. This session offers an introductory lesson on college financial aid literacy, including scholarship options, institutional aid, and the FAFSA. Knowledgeable panelists will share common terms, definitions, and resources aimed at helping viewers understand ways to pay for college. They will also help students and parents navigate the financial aid award package, with a special focus on the first-year award.

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