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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01/10/2019
Upcoming FREE Professional Development Programs for Teachers - University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts

Shared from one of our members:
UVA's Center for Liberal Arts has great professional development programs for teachers. March 23, Teaching the History of Race, joint program with Teaching Tolerance. Space is limited! http://www.virginia.edu/cla/upcoming-programs/?fbclid=IwAR1OfvgvK2TyqVbcJlhn__ERidH-MFbrCXRV-l0wgZrMZCU8EoqFBywzkTY

Center for the Liberal Arts presents the following Professional Development Programs for Teachers Fall 2018 Programs are available for FREE to Virginia K-12 Teachers   Coffee, pastries, and lunch are provided free for all participants. Participants will also receive a certificate indicating complet...

01/09/2019

MSAAC is hosting focus groups to listen and learn from specific perspectives within our community. We have a few openings available for African American Families on Feb. 6 and Religious Minority Families on Feb. 20 - both focus groups from 6-7 pm. If you are interested, please email [email protected]. Thank you!

Please join us for an encore with Halo, leading us in Race and #REALTalk.  A music-based experience confronting racism a...
01/08/2019

Please join us for an encore with Halo, leading us in Race and #REALTalk. A music-based experience confronting racism and social issues with healthy dialogue. Wed. Jan. 16, 7-9 PM, LCPS Admin Bldg. Bring a friend! #MagnifyingtheTruthforChange #LCPS

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due January 10, 2019!  Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/211616 for more information on...
01/07/2019
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Inaugural MSAAC Awards

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due January 10, 2019! Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/211616 for more information on both the Inaugural Wendall T. Fisher Award and the MSAAC Student Award.

Wendall T. Fisher began working as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in 1989, thereafter becoming an in-school restriction teacher.  The Loudoun Tribune reports that “[i]t was in this role that he began holding student forums, where students had the opportunity to speak in a ...

You are welcome to join us for Race and #REALTalk with Halo.  Wed. Jan. 16, 2019 7 - 9 PM at LCPS Admin Bldg.  Bring a f...
01/05/2019

You are welcome to join us for Race and #REALTalk with Halo. Wed. Jan. 16, 2019 7 - 9 PM at LCPS Admin Bldg. Bring a friend!

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due January 10, 2019!  Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/211616 for more information on...
01/03/2019
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Inaugural MSAAC Awards

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due January 10, 2019! Please visit https://www.lcps.org/Page/211616 for more information on both the Inaugural Wendall T. Fisher Award and the MSAAC Student Award.

Wendall T. Fisher began working as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in 1989, thereafter becoming an in-school restriction teacher.  The Loudoun Tribune reports that “[i]t was in this role that he began holding student forums, where students had the opportunity to speak in a ...

01/02/2019
Admissions / Admissions Information

Academies of Loudoun: 2019 Winter Admissions Information Sessions

All grade 9-11 high school students and their parents who are interested in applying to the Advanced AET (Academy of Engineering and Technology) and/or MATA (Monroe Advanced Technical Academy) programs are encouraged to attend.
1/16/19 Riverside High School 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1/24/19 John Champe High School 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
2/6/19 Loudoun Valley High School 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
2/20/19 Park View High School 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Each session will provide information about the programs being offered at the Academies of Loudoun during the 2019 Winter Admissions Cycle. We will discuss program content, admissions criteria, and the application process followed by a Q&A session.
https://www.lcps.org/Page/195878

All grade 9-11 high school students and their parents who are interested in applying to the Advanced AET and/or MATA programs are encouraged to attend. All information sessions will be held in each school's auditorium. 

Let's fill 2019 with kindness.  Happy New Year. https://www.respectability.org/2018/12/short-film-about-playground-inclu...
01/01/2019
Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim - Respect Ability

Let's fill 2019 with kindness. Happy New Year. https://www.respectability.org/2018/12/short-film-about-playground-inclusion-wins-international-acclaim/?fbclid=IwAR1nv-RQPACGK4xOD3e1OtGb42jJA_8rV7owQ6GXquJC9lLlG2f1JXeHft4

“Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.

Nominations are DUE Jan. 10, 2019! Do you know an LCPS student who has accomplished something remarkable to advance equi...
12/31/2018
MSAAC Student Award Nomination

Nominations are DUE Jan. 10, 2019!
Do you know an LCPS student who has accomplished something remarkable to advance equity or celebrate diversity? Please nominate them for the MSAAC Student Award. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewwBlyhmJNwBUey0WqYBRYiec5kUK7jDoTPx7tUWLaYd1U6A/viewform

The MSAAC Student Award shall be awarded to celebrate and recognize an LCPS student who through critical thinking, creating, collaborating, communicating and/or contributing demonstrates/does any of the following: * selflessly serves the local community; * promotes inclusiveness, diversity and respe...

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due Jan 10, 2019!    Do you know an LCPS faculty or staff member who has exemplified celebra...
12/31/2018
MSAAC Fisher Award Nomination

MSAAC Award Nominations are Due Jan 10, 2019!
Do you know an LCPS faculty or staff member who has exemplified celebrating diversity and advancing equity? Please nominate them for the Inaugural Wendall T. Fisher MSAAC Award.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjCNvqKOin-q3uCjcVdlONxqFFESm_PMy7OMUam6KYiYfU9Q/viewform

The recipient of the Wendall T. Fisher award shall be an LCPS Faculty or Staff member whose actions result in a measurable benefit in furtherance of MSAAC’s mission including such actions as: * initiating or leading an effort that results in improvement for minority individuals or groups * applyin...

Dec. 11, a great example, of unifying cultures & highlighting LCPS students and faculty "Jubilate Deo brings to life the...
12/04/2018

Dec. 11, a great example, of unifying cultures & highlighting LCPS students and faculty "Jubilate Deo brings to life the global aspect of Psalm 100, “O be joyful, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences."

Loudoun County Parents of Gifted Students has invited MSAAC to this event:
11/24/2018

Loudoun County Parents of Gifted Students has invited MSAAC to this event:

Looking forward to Deeper Learning with Instructional Supervisors.  See you on Wednesday!  Nov 14, 7-9 pm.  LCPS Admin B...
11/13/2018

Looking forward to Deeper Learning with Instructional Supervisors. See you on Wednesday! Nov 14, 7-9 pm. LCPS Admin Bldg.

11/09/2018

Join MSAAC on Wed. Nov. 14, 7 - 9 pm at the LCPS Admin Bldg for an evening with LCPS program and subject area supervisors. We are proud to welcome representatives from math, science, fine arts, the Academies of Loudoun, CAMPUS, professional learning, human resources, and more.

Did you know there will be two questions on your ballot for amendments to the Virginia Constitution, in addition to voti...
11/05/2018
Vote411.org | Vote411.org

Did you know there will be two questions on your ballot for amendments to the Virginia Constitution, in addition to voting for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives? Learn what the proposed amendments mean and arguments for and against at: https://www.vote411.org/

Enter your address to find your polling place, build your ballot with our online voters' guide and much more! With our voters' guide you can see the races on your ballot, compare candidates' positions side-by-side, and print out a "ballot" indicating your preferences as a reminder and take it with y...

11/05/2018

MSAAC is hosting focus groups to listen and learn from specific perspectives within our community. We have two openings available for the Asian/Asian-American focus group on Wed, Nov 7, 6-7 pm. If you are interested, please email [email protected]. Thank you!

10/27/2018

SCHOOL BOARD SETS MEETINGS ON CATOCTIN SEAT

The Loudoun County School Board has set two meetings to appoint a member to fill the vacancy for its Catoctin District seat.

The School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26th, during which it will interview potential candidates for the seat and take public comment on the candidates. At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th, the School Board will appoint a member to fill the seat prior to a scheduled public hearing on the Waxpool Elementary attendance zone.

Both meetings will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.

Anyone interested in being appointed to the Catoctin District seat must file a statement of interest with the School Board on or before noon, Monday, November 26th. This statement must include:

Documentation the applicant is a qualified registered voter and a resident of the Catoctin Election District;
A description of the applicant’s qualifications for appointment;
Any other information the applicant wants considered by the School Board.
Submitted information is subject to disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

This statement must be filed with Clerk of the School Board Christine Coleman at the LCPS Administrative Offices, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia 20148, or through email at [email protected].

The person appointed to the Catoctin District seat will serve until the term expires on December 31, 2019.

This vacancy was created by the resignation of Eric DeKenipp

10/22/2018

4th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase: Tuscarora HS (801 N. King St. Leesburg 20176) Oct. 25, 2018, 7-9 pm. On-site application review, NCAA session, community scholarships, college test prep info. All are welcome. Thanks @Principal0821 @TuscaroraHS

Do you have questions about the EDGE (Empowering Diversity in Gifted Education) program in LCPS?  Do you wonder about th...
10/20/2018
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Do you have questions about the EDGE (Empowering Diversity in Gifted Education) program in LCPS? Do you wonder about the difference between EDGE, EDGE-Plus (Academy), and EDGE 3 - Level Up? Visit our Current News page for more information: https://www.lcps.org/Page/165417

4th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Showcase: Tuscarora HS (801 N. King St. Leesburg 20176) Oct. 25, 2018, 7-9 pm. On-site application review, NCAA session, community scholarships, college test prep info. All are welcome. Thanks @Principal0821 @TuscaroraHS

Did you miss the MSAAC meeting last week?  Check out our webpage for information on the inaugural MSAAC awards and photo...
10/20/2018

Did you miss the MSAAC meeting last week? Check out our webpage for information on the inaugural MSAAC awards and photos of our school board members meeting with their constituents. https://www.lcps.org/Page/210763 #MagnifyingtheTruthforChange #RepresentationMatters

10/20/2018
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / MSAAC Student Award

Do you know an LCPS student who has accomplished something remarkable to advance equity or celebrate diversity? Please nominate them for the MSAAC Student Award. More info here: https://www.lcps.org/Page/211617.

The MSAAC Student Award shall be awarded to celebrate and recognize an LCPS student who through critical thinking, creating, collaborating, communicating and/or contributing demonstrates/does any of the following:

Do you know an LCPS faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond in celebrating diversity and advancing equity?...
10/19/2018
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Inaugural MSAAC Awards

Do you know an LCPS faculty or staff member who has gone above and beyond in celebrating diversity and advancing equity? Nominate them for the Inaugural Wendal T. Fisher MSAAC Award. Visit our website for more info: https://www.lcps.org/Page/211616. @LCPSOfficial

Wendall T. Fisher began working as a substitute teacher for Loudoun County Public Schools in 1989, thereafter becoming an in-school restriction teacher.  The Loudoun Tribune reports that “[i]t was in this role that he began holding student forums, where students had the opportunity to speak in a ...

Did you see the following blurb on LCPS.org?  It would be great to have an MSAAC member participate on this committee.  ...
10/16/2018
LCPS Social Science & Global Studies Resource Adoption Committee Application (SSGS-RAC) 2018-19

Did you see the following blurb on LCPS.org? It would be great to have an MSAAC member participate on this committee.

"MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE COMMITTEE
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is seeking parents and other community members to serve on the Social Science and Global Studies Resource Adoption Committee.

The committee will be tasked with recommending materials to be used as primary resources for all Social Science and Global Studies classes from the 2019-2020 school year and beyond. Committee members will meet for five evenings in December and January to review materials submitted by publishers, to listen to publishers’ presentations and to evaluate the materials.

Committee membership will be determined through an application process. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, October 31st. Applicants will be notified of their status by Saturday, November 17th. Applications are available online at https://tinyurl.com/ybyz8ms3."

The task of this committee is to examine, assess, and recommend for adoption textbooks and digital tools that will serve as the primary instructional resources for Social Science & Global Studies classes in 2019-20 and beyond. This committee will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 9 pm. on the following...

Please visit our page https://www.lcps.org/domain/102 for an open letter to our membership.  "MSAAC is forever committed...
10/14/2018

Please visit our page https://www.lcps.org/domain/102 for an open letter to our membership. "MSAAC is forever committed to supporting ALL LCPS students."

Are you wondering what qualifies for voting absentee?  Learn more here:  https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ba...
10/05/2018
Absentee Voting | Virginia Department of Elections

Are you wondering what qualifies for voting absentee? Learn more here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.html Hint: business travel counts, vacation counts, pregnancy counts, being away at college counts. Many more! #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice

If you can not make it to your polling place on Election Day, you have other options which include voting absentee by mail or in person. Military and Overseas Voters also have mail-in options.

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