Science Fair, Meaningful Actions, Read-a-thon Update, Transition Night
Sun, Feb 13 3:42pm

The Aiken Science Fair 2022

 

Calling all 4th and 5th graders!  You're invited to participate in our annual science fair!

 

Please see the attached flyer for all the details!

 

Meaningful Actions MAKE AN IMPACT

Community of Concern (CoC), a joint high school and middle school PTO committee that uses this space to elevate youth anti-racist activism in our community, state, nationally, and globally, in support of our West Hartford Public Schools’ commitment to be actively anti-racist in thought and actions.

Black History and Youth Activism: We often don’t think of northern cities like Chicago, New York, and Boston as sharing the problem of segregation and racial inequality in the mid-century as much as in the South. But these cities were among the

worst offenders.

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On October 22, 1963, more than 200,000 students in Chicago stayed home from school. Tens of thousands of students and allies marched in the streets in protest.  In late 1965, Martin Luther King, Jr. had moved to Chicago Dr. King was interviewed on a local radio call-in show. A young caller expressed disappointment that her own actions the previous summer —recruiting friends, marching, getting arrested during civil disobedience — had not accomplished much, and wondered if it was worth it. “I really can’t see... what was tangible, you know, that we’ve done,” she said. He reminded her that, “if there hadn’t been a movement last summer, the conditions in the schools would continue, without anybody raising a question or raising a voice against it.”

Chicago remains one of the most segregated cities in the country, but the spirit of resistance and resilience remains strong as activists continue the work. Read the full article with media. at the invitation of the Chicago Freedom Movement.

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The fight for civil rights didn’t just include adults. In Oklahoma, 1958, kids like 7-year- old Ayanna Najuma braved harsh consequences to make their communities more inclusive. Ayanna and her fellow young activists are super inspiring! Learn more by

watching this informative video.

 

Read-a-thon Update!

 

Read-a-thon update

 
Great job Aiken readers!  After a week and a half, we have read 32,700 minutes total as a school!  Collins Bologna is still our individual leader.  In the Prek-1st grade category, Strurm (1st grade) is in first with 1,400 minutes.  In the 2nd-3rd grade category, Davis (3rd grade) is in first with 4,910 minutes.  In the 4th-5th grade category, Horn (4th grade) is in first with 2,520 minutes.  And as a school we have raised $2,580.  Keep up all the great reading, Aiken students!  The teachers, staff, PTO and all of your families are so proud of you!
 
Annual Transition Night
Please join SEPTO and Pupil Services for the Annual Transition Night. Transition Night is for West Hartford parents of children transitioning into Kindergarten, Middle School, High School and Post-Secondary programs.

Melissa Caballero, Director of Pupil Services and school personnel will discuss the transition process and programs available to students receiving special education services at each level.

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to attend if their student is transitioning to a new school in the fall of 2022.