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Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation

Glenwood Leadership Academy Volume 1 Issue 6 January 2012

Letter from your Principal Dear GLA Families and Friends, Happy New Year! We hope your winter break was enjoyable, and you are ready to make 2012 a great year at GLA! We have a few staff changes for this semester that I would like to share. Rhonda Drake is now the Family and Community Outreach Coordinator. LaToya Jagoe is now our Coordinator of Extended Learning. Drew Hudson is the new 21st Century Site Coordinator. This time of year the weather is often unpredictable. Please make sure that you have updated phone numbers with us so that you receive the Connect-Ed phone calls regarding school delays and closings! Our 21st century programs will begin again on January 23rd. Please refer to the attached January calendar for dates of other activities planned for the month. Thank you for working with us at GLA to provide the best education for your child. Please call or come in to let us know of any questions or concerns that you may have. Sincerely,

Tammy Dexter

Little g Grant This year as part of our 1003g grant, we are training a group of teachers, parents and community members through Leadership Evansville. After the initial training, this group will work to provide LE training for

our students! We are very excited about this Leadership Initiative as it fits with our vision of building lifelong learners, community partnerships and future leaders!


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USI-Glenwood Community Health Center The USI-Glenwood Community Health Center (901 Sweetser Ave) will open officially on January 9, 2012. Hours of operation are: Monday 7:30 – 4:30 Tuesday 1:00 – 5:00 Wednesday 9:00 – 6:00 Thursday 8:00 – 12:00 Friday 7:30 – 4:30

The telephone number for the clinic is 435-0977. For faster service please call for an appointment. However drop-ins are welcome. You may enter the clinic through the center doors at the front of the building. Services include acute health problems, chronic disease management, physical examinations, immunizations, well child

care, women’s health, men’s health and behavioral health services. The health center is open to students, faculty, and staff of Glenwood Leadership Academy, the Glenwood neighborhood and the community.

PROJECT SAFE PLACE National Safe Place is an outreach and prevention program that is uniquely designed to provide immediate safety and access to services for youth between the ages of 12 to 17 years old who are in need. In partnership with over 360 youth serving agencies and over 17,000 businesses and community organizations across the United States, the Safe Place program educates youth about alternatives to running away and homelessness and provides easily accessible links to service providers. The mission of Safe Place is to provide immediate help and supportive services to young people in crisis through a network of business and public locations. Many youth do not know where to seek help and remain in unsafe and chaotic situations. Safe Place partners with fast food restaurants, convenience stores, fire departments, and other public entities that are kid friendly to display the Safe Place logo which indicates theyGLA are an access point to youth seeking help. Gives Back Hillcrest Washington Youth Home is working with GLA to inform middle school students about our local Safe Place program, in case they ever need help in a crisis situation. The presentation will take place Thursday, February 9, 2012. Naquasha Stewart Glenwood Leadership Academy Behavior Interventionist


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A special thanks to those who made this year's Christmas buckets possible: Berry Plastics

Buehler's IGA on Main

Crossroads Church

Deaconess Cross Point

Deaconess Downtown Clinic

Diamond Valley Dental

Evansville Police Department

St. Mary's Mobile Dental

Dave Schutte, EVSC Coordinator of Community Outreach

SICAN

Sara Winters, LSW, CSSW School Social Worker

Awards Ceremonies We will hold our awards ceremony for the 2nd quarter on the morning of Wednesday, January 11th. The program will be held in the Auditorium according to this schedule: K-1: 8:15 – 9:25 2-3:

9:25 – 10:10

4-5:

10:10 – 11:00

Parents and family are encouraged to attend!

Alcoa Warrick Operation’s Minority Youth Day Some Glenwood Leadership Academy middle school students attended Alcoa Warrick Operation’s fourth annual Minority Youth Day. The students day included tours, presentations and lunch. Students were chosen by schools based on grade-point average and interests. Our own Ethan Thomas said he learned about the “engineering process and how they work, and then how to prepare yourself for a job interview.” This was a great opportunity for our students from one of our community friends.


GLA Policies and Procedures Morning/Afternoon Procedures GLA students are allowed to enter the building at 7:15 for breakfast. If they are not having breakfast they enter at 7:30 to go to their areas to wait for school to start. Students entering their classroom after 7:45 will be marked tardy. Students who enter the building at 7:45 or after must sign in on the tardy sheet in the office. These tardies are recorded on your students permanent record. Three tardies are equal to one absence. School dismisses at 2:40. Students who walk, go home at that time. If you pick your child up after school, you should be here at 2:40 or a little before. If they ride the bus, they will be home shortly after. It is important that you are on time or home when they arrive home. Please mark your calendars so you know when they have after school.

If you need to change the way your children are going home you should call the school as soon as you know you need to make that change. It is important that you call before 2:00 to be sure we are able to get them the message.

If your child walks to or from school please help them to understand the importance of crossing the street with our crossing guards. They are there for your child’s safety.

Basketball Games The boys basketball season begins this month. The admission price is $1 for students and $3 for adults. The EVSC policy regarding students attending ballgames is as follows. Middle school students may attend home games under the supervision of the staff and administration at their school; however, students who wish to attend away games must be accompanied by parent/guardian. For example, any 6th – 8th grade student at GLA may attend a game at GLA; however, if the game is at any other EVSC school, the student must be accompanied by parent or guardian. NO elementary students are allowed to stay after for ballgames unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Elementary students may not stay after with an older sibling.


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January 2012 Newsletter