LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

MSAAC is striving to ensure that the LCPS community is culturally competent and provides fair and equitable instruction to all LCPS students.

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Meet the gallant all-black American female battalion that served in Europe during World War II - Face2Face Africa

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/meet-the-gallant-all-black-american-female-battalion-that-served-in-europe-during-world-war-ii?

face2faceafrica.com The first time American women fought in a war was during the American Civil War. Women were not allowed to be selected into the draft, so they disguised themselves as men and fought instead. A few of them were only discovered to be women when found dead. American women were only allowed to serve in....

Some of our members may be interested in this event at the Ashburn Library, June 13 7 pm, for teens and adults.

tolerance.org

Teaching About Ramadan and Eid

tolerance.org Discuss the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with students—and take a step toward countering Islamophobia.

washingtonpost.com

Lonnie Bunch’s Smithsonian promotion leaves big shoes to fill at the African American Museum

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/lonnie-bunchs-smithsonian-promotion-leaves-big-shoes-to-fill-at-the-african-american-museum/2019/05/29/182c83e0-8230-11e9-95a9-e2c830afe24f_story.html?utm_term=.6e72ca46913a

washingtonpost.com “There’s the comfort of knowing he’s not gone. He’s now the secretary and he’s going to be looking out for us.”

Some of our members may be interested in these events from our friends @EqualityLoCo for #LoCoPride2019:

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MSAAC Interest Survey: Shaping 2019-2020

MSAAC Interest Survey: Shaping 2019-2020

The Loudoun County Public Schools Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) could use your input to help shape the direction of the committee for the 2019/2020 academic year. Please complete the brief survey, which can be found at the following link. https://forms.gle/kFxNZLVJJM6oV9TBA
The deadline for completion is Friday, June 14. Any questions can be sent to [email protected].
Thank you in advance for your support.

Regards,
MSAAC Executive Board

docs.google.com Dear MSAAC Members, Families and Friends, Please complete this brief survey so MSAAC can continue presenting LCPS stakeholders with meaningful and relevant information, recommendations, and tools. Your input will shape MSAAC meeting agendas, initiatives, and communications. Thank you in advance for....

Do your kids have their summer reading planned? How about this page turner? @diversebooks included this with other suggestions. #EquityMatters #RepresentationMatters What are your kids reading these days?

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Are you interested in learning more about the LCPS Equity in the Center training initiative for school personnel? Visit our current news page for more information. #EquityMatters https://www.lcps.org/domain/102

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

loudounnow.com

School Board Hires New Chief of Staff, First Equity Director

https://loudounnow.com/2019/05/15/school-board-hires-new-chief-of-staff-first-equity-director/

loudounnow.com During the Loudoun County School Board meeting on Tuesday night, Superintendent Eric Williams announced two key hiring decisions. Nyah Hamlett will serve has his new chief of staff and Lottie Spurlock will serve as the school system’s first equity director. Starting in her new role June 24, Hamle

[05/14/19]   FYI: One item on tonight's school board meeting agenda is the mission and admissions for the Academies of Loudoun. May 14 School Board meeting starts at 6:30 pm, LCPS Admin Bldg.

Please join us for the First Annual MSAAC Awards Gala on Wednesday, May 15. Add your voice to those celebrating teachers and students who have celebrated diversity and advanced equity in LCPS.

Help! We've heard that some of our members did not receive this message. Please help us spread the word. Thank you!

All MSAAC members are invited to give feedback to the Equity Collaborative on Monday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the LCPS Admin Bldg. This #Equity audit will inform the work of the LCPS Equity Ad Hoc Committee as well as ongoing staff training. #YourVoiceMatters #MagnifyingTruth

cvent.com

Creating Cultures of Equity and Excellence, Part II:

Equity Workshop in Charlottesvile June 26. This workshop will focus on the capacity of school leaders to promote cultural responsiveness and inclusion to meet the needs of all learners.

http://www.cvent.com/events/creating-cultures-of-equity-and-excellence/event-summary-eccdf04b022e48ffaa3b592c5743e713.aspx

cvent.com Come with a Vision; Leave with a Plan This day’s learning will focus on inspiring and enhancing the capacity of district and school leaders to foster school environments and promote cultural responsiveness and inclusion to meet the needs of all learners. Workshop participants will be engaged in a ...

tastecooking.com

When Food Doesn't Bring Us Together

"My food reflects my identity and heritage."
https://www.tastecooking.com/food-doesnt-bring-us-together/

tastecooking.com Homecoming is an annual tradition in Southern churches. But what happens when the welcome mat isn't rolled out for everyone?

We are nearing our MSAAC Awards Gala on May 15. Please join us as we honor teachers and students who have used their talents to advance equity at LCPS. It's not too late to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Parent Focus Group on Equity. Parents from Ashburn ES, Goshen Post ES, Dominion Trail ES, Legacy ES, Brambleton MS, Broad Run HS, and Freedom HS are invited Sat, May 11, 3 - 5 pm at Goshen Post ES. For other schools, visit: https://www.lcps.org/domain/102

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

All MSAAC members are invited to give feedback to the Equity Collaborative on Monday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the LCPS Admin Bldg. This #Equity audit will inform the work of the LCPS Equity Ad Hoc Committee as well as ongoing staff training. #YourVoiceMatters #MagnifyingTruth

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Parent Focus Groups on Equity. Parents from Loudoun County HS and Woodgrove HS are invited Saturday, May 11, from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm at Frederick Douglass ES. For other schools/times, please visit:
https://www.lcps.org/domain/102

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Parent Focus Groups on Equity. Parents from Belmont Station ES, Catoctin ES, Emerick ES, Frederick Douglass ES, Belmont Ridge MS, & Simpson MS are invited Sat May 11, 12 noon - 2 PM at Frederick Douglass ES. For other schools- https://www.lcps.org/domain/102

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

socialjusticebooks.org

The Struggle Continues: How the Endings of Children’s Literature Create False Narratives of Social Movements - Social Justice Books

Thought-provoking and practical ideas to engage students in social justice, "How would you end this story?"
https://socialjusticebooks.org/the-struggle-continues/

socialjusticebooks.org By Makai Kellogg We all know what “The End” means when reading a children’s book. The story has concluded. The last sentence of a book can also indicate to a reader that there is closure. But what are the consequences of that closure when it comes to books about ongoing social movements? Isn.....

All MSAAC members are invited to give feedback to the Equity Collaborative on Monday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the LCPS Admin Bldg. This #Equity audit will inform the work of the LCPS Equity Ad Hoc Committee as well as ongoing staff training. #YourVoiceMatters #MagnifyingTruth

aft.org

Reading and Teaching the Rainbow

Practical advice for teachers in this article from the American Federation of Teachers' magazine: https://www.aft.org/ae/spring2019/hermann-wilmarth_ryan. Thanks to @EqualityLoCo for supporting this work in our community. #RepresentationMatters #AllMeansAll #Equity #WeNeedDiverseBooks

aft.org Making Elementary School Classrooms LGBTQ-Inclusive By Jill M. Hermann-Wilmarth, Caitlin L. Ryan People are sometimes shocked by the notion that teachers should address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in elementary schools. Maybe they think children those ages are too y...

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Parent Focus Groups on Equity. Parents from Countryside ES, Guildford ES, Meadowland ES, Sugarland ES, Sully ES, RiverBend MS, Sterling MS, & Park View HS are invited Sat May 11, 9 - 11 AM at Sterling MS. For other schools/times- https://www.lcps.org/domain/102.

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Parent Focus Groups with the Equity Collaborative. LCPS Parents at select schools are invited to participate in focus groups on Saturday, May 11 to give feedback to inform the LCPS initiatives on #Equity. For more info, pls visit https://www.lcps.org/domain/102.

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

LCPS Teachers, please be mindful our Muslim students and families during Ramadan. Thanks @LoudounEA for sharing this information.

npr.org

Building Teens Into Strong Readers — By Letting Them Teach

"We position them as community assets and role models."
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/15/700345380/building-teens-into-strong-readers-by-letting-them-teach

npr.org Two-thirds of students in Washington, D.C., can't read and write at grade level when they start high school. One program helps teens improve — by giving them the tools to teach younger kids.

Our gala is just two weeks away! It's not too late to RSVP. We hope to see you there! Please help us celebrate the great work of our teachers and students who celebrate diversity and advance equity. #EquityMatters

lithub.com

Stop Dismissing Inclusive Children’s Books as ‘Too Political’

"It is not good enough to put an historical account of the civil rights movement on the shelf and call it representation." #WeNeedDiverseBooks #RepresentationMatters #WhatsInYourClassroomLibrary
https://lithub.com/stop-dismissing-inclusive-childrens-books-as-too-political/

lithub.com In a recent article for The Atlantic, Joe Pinsker reports on a recent trend of “woke” picture books, citing sources at Publisher’s Weekly and Barnes & Noble on the popularity of chi…

blendcounselingnetwork.org

Blend Counseling Network

In Loudoun, if you've ever needed counseling for your teen, you know how hard it is to find a therapist accepting new clients who doesn't charge a fortune. A nonprofit initiative by a Loudoun resident aims to provide much-needed service at reduced cost.
https://www.blendcounselingnetwork.org/

blendcounselingnetwork.org Blend Counseling Network is a new non-profit organization* created in 2019 to provide more affordable counseling opportunities to local middle school and high school students. Through our network of clinicians, we offer low-cost psycho educational groups and individual counseling sessions. We aim to...

nytimes.com

‘We Must Be Better’: A Young Black Student Takes His Own Life

We Must Be Better. #Intersectionality #YouMatter #PleaseStay #SayHisName https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/us/we-must-be-better-a-young-black-student-takes-his-own-life.html

nytimes.com Race/Related is a weekly newsletter focused on race and identity, with provocative stories from around The New York Times.

lcps.org

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Important News for our Members: Please visit our page to read an Update on the LCPS Equity Assessment and Focus Group Participation In Collaboration with The Equity Collaborative. Thank you!
https://www.lcps.org/domain/102

lcps.org If you find areas of improvement on this website, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected]

A Mexican-American main character so powerfully written you'll feel as if you have a new best friend. Young Adult novel. What are you reading? #RepresentationMatters #OwnVoices @ErikaLSanchez

washingtonpost.com

Maryland school system rolls out report cards showing disparity in achievement

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/maryland-school-system-rolls-out-report-cards-showing-disparity-in-achievement/2019/04/19/3f22edb6-605e-11e9-9ff2-abc984dc9eec_story.html?utm_term=.84092c697b7e

washingtonpost.com Advocates laud Montgomery County effort but are “saddened and appalled” by gaps.

ascd.org

Widening the Lens: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum - Educational Leadership

An interview with Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of _Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?_

[email protected]?" target="_blank">http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr19/vol76/num07/[email protected]?

ascd.org Educators need to ensure that students of color see themselves as part of the picture, says the renowned psychologist and author.

american.edu

Annual Book Festival

Who wants to attend the National Antiracist Book Festival, here in D.C. on April 27? Check out the list of authors who will be presenting: Ijeoma Oluo, Jason Reynolds, Robin DiAngelo, Jacqueline Woodson, and so many more!
antiracistbookfest.com

american.edu Annual Book Festival

Here is a community event sponsored by the Loudoun County government Multicultural Advisory Committee. Space is limited and registration is required. Hope to see you there!

What was it like to participate in the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March? This first-hand account is perfect for upper-elementary and up.

virginiahistory.org

Educator Programs | Virginia Museum of History & Culture

The Virginia Museum of History and Culture hosts the Weinstein Properties Teacher Institutes 2019. The focus is African-American history in Virginia. Develop strategies for incorporating primary sources and historical thinking skills into your lessons. https://www.virginiahistory.org/events/programs-and-activities/educator-programs

virginiahistory.org Learn about the different programs offered for teachers at the Virginia Historical Society.

ascd.org

Why We Can't Afford Whitewashed Social-Emotional Learning

"Strategies for Teaching Fearless Social Emotional Learning" How does LCPS address the intersection of Social-Emotional Learning and #Equity?
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education_update/apr19/vol61/num04/Why_We_Can't_Afford_Whitewashed_Social-Emotional_Learning.aspx

ascd.org Our young people are growing up in an increasingly complex world—one where our own citizens commit terrorist acts against their fellow countrymen and women. Hate-fueled violence against black and Jewish Americans this past fall was a particularly terrifying reminder of our new reality.

What books do you recommend that feature main characters who happen to be autistic? Here's one that might help your neurotypical friends develop understanding. #AutismAcceptance

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Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / 2018-2019 General Membership Meeting Notes and Mat

Would you like to review the slides from Dr. Williams' presentation to MSAAC last week? Would you like to share them with your principal, your PTO, or your friend? Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/210763. Thank you.

lcps.org Thank you to MSAAC member, Ms. Katrece Nolen, for acquiring the following documents from LCPS and giving us permission to share them.  This is the source of the data we discussed during our meeting.

It's not too late to RSVP! We hope to see you there!

[04/10/19]   Candidates for our 2019-2020 executive board will be presented tonight. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Check in with Natalia Beardslee tonight if you are interested in running for chair, vice-chair, or secretary. #RepresentationMatters #YourVoiceMatters

tolerance.org

Celebrate National Poetry Month With Maya Angelou

https://www.tolerance.org/the-moment/april-1-2019-celebrate-national-poetry-month-with-maya-angelou

tolerance.org This week, the power of words is illustrated in two celebrations: the beginning of National Poetry Month and Maya Angelou's birthday. Angelou's life, words and activism offer a unique opportunity to show students how writing is shaped by identity and experience, and the power words can bring. These....

edweek.org

Dear White Teachers: You Can't Love Your Black Students If You Don't Know Them

https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/20/dear-white-teachers-you-cant-love-your.html

edweek.org It isn't enough to "love all students," writes the University of Georgia's Bettina L. Love.

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