THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020


“Believe in yourself, learn and never stop wanting to build a better world.” 



Calling all Sophomores – These Shout Outs are ALL FOR YOU!

This week Ms. Anastasia needs to hear from you! Monday we celebrated Memorial Day! For some of you, it was a day for a nice cook out and in our old “normal” it would have been a day out of school! This week we want you to share with us how understanding why we celebrate Memorial Day makes you feel. Use the link below to answer Ms. Anastasia’s questions.




May 28, 1957  

Baseball owners allow Dodgers and Giants to move.  

On May 28, 1957, National League owners voted unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively, at the mid-season owner’s meeting in Chicago, Illinois.


May 28th is National Hamburger Day   

Every year on May 28, America celebrates its most iconic food item, burgers, on National Hamburger Day. Eating burgers is a true American tradition. Whether ordering food from outside or visiting a restaurant, having a delicious burger is a must today. 





Wednesday, May 27th  Answer: The river was frozen!   



The most important thing to us is that we help our teens climb that ladder of success … even though it’s rarely a straight shotCareer Launch provides our teens with the opportunity to job shadow, learning firsthand what it looks like on-the-job. Some of our teens who took part in shadowing programs even had the opportunity to get hired and start their journey in the workforce. We are dedicated to providing a Career Launch program that will fully engage and help prepare teens!  

Here are some things to take into consideration when you’re looking for one of your first jobs.

  1. Location: It’s important to be able to get to your job easily and relatively stress-free. Not only because you’re more likely to show up because you didn’t miss that third bus you had to take, but because it’ll leave you in a better mood while you’re working.
  2. Schedule: Make sure the job you’re applying for fits your schedule. If the job requires you to work a morning shift and you’re in class, it’s not going to work. If you want to be in two places at once without defying physics, try standing on a state border with one foot in each state. But for now, choose a job that you’ll be able to balance with school.
  3. Experience: Make sure to note what kind of experience is needed for the job before you apply. For example, becoming a lifeguard requires CPR training. While some pools offer the training, others don’t. It’s kind of like applying to be a waitress without ever trying the restaurant’s food. Crazy, right?
  4. Your Experience: One last thing to think about it what kind of experience do you want to have? If you think stocking shelves is the absolute worst thing you could do, you’re probably not going to want to be a grocery store clerk. There are a lot of options out there so it’s a good idea to choose one that doesn’t make you want to hurl every time you think about it.



Creating Your Personal Brand

Hear from Courtney P., 2015 Southwest Youth of the Year, about the connection between your passion and your personal brand – and the importance of having a personal brand when you present yourself in person and online online. View this short, fun video to learn the four core elements that make up a personal brand – and get started on creating your own! 


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