Tomorrow, we will have a guest presenter, Michael Barolak, leading our Restorative Practices development. Michael is the Coordinator of Student Discipline in the Parkway School District. In this role, he has brought the restorative lens to schools to start transforming buildings from reactive practices to developing community. He travels around the state, providing development and support in restorative practices for various school districts.
Our development will be led in the cafeteria right after school.
To prepare for tomorrow, please read the following article:
The Coming Days and Weeks
On Friday, there were a handful of students who were upset about some of the classroom conversations around the verdict. Please be mindful that student's experiences and thoughts may look different and they may react in ways that may surprise us. Please also know that the admin and counseling team is here to support you and provide any assistance and/or resources you may need. Students will talk about the verdict and the protests that are taking place. It's important that we don't discourage their conversations and provide them a safe place to talk. In facilitating conversations in our classrooms, we need to be mindful that our own feelings and beliefs don't overtake student conversations.
REMINDER: Responsive Spaces and Screenagers
Peter Lippman will be speaking tomorrow night at Steger, 6:00pm in the auditorium around Responsive Spaces.
The district is hosting a showing of the documentary this week on Wednesday, from 7-8:30pm in our auditorium.
This weekend was filled with a range of emotions for many folks. I hope you were able to find space to process and take care of yourself.