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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The deadline to apply for the Delta Gems and Delta Academy Youth programs is May 31st. This is a wonderful opportunity f...
05/31/2024

The deadline to apply for the Delta Gems and Delta Academy Youth programs is May 31st.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young ladies in grades 6-8 and 9-12.

Tonight! Our last MSAAC General Body Meeting of the 2023-2024 School Year. Our theme this evening: Powerhouse Partnershi...
05/15/2024

Tonight!

Our last MSAAC General Body Meeting of the 2023-2024 School Year.

Our theme this evening: Powerhouse Partnerships

Come hear updates from MSAAC, SEAC, and the Special Education Dept.

We'll also have a Q&A and Open Forum.

And we'll announce the MSAAC Executive Board for the 2024-2025 school year!

Details
Where: LCPS Administration Building
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

MSAAC is still accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Executive Board. The deadline to submit applications is tonight,...
05/10/2024

MSAAC is still accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Executive Board.
The deadline to submit applications is tonight, May 10, 2024 at 11:00 pm.

Please submit applications and written or video statements to [email protected]

Thank you!

It's the last MSAAC General Body Meeting of the 2023-2024 School Year! Join us for Powerhouse Partnerships. The Chairs o...
05/07/2024

It's the last MSAAC General Body Meeting of the 2023-2024 School Year!

Join us for Powerhouse Partnerships.

The Chairs of MSAAC and SEAC will be leading the discussions on building partnership and collaborations in the the coming school year. We'll also be sharing updates and answering questions in our open forum.

And don't forget...

It's MSAAC Executive Board Election Night.

We hope to see you there!

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: LCPS Administration Building
21000 Education Ct. Ashburn

Congratulations to all the incredible winners at the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony 2024! 🌟 Your dedication to p...
04/30/2024

Congratulations to all the incredible winners at the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony 2024! 🌟 Your dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in education is truly inspiring.

A special shoutout to the recipients of the prestigious awards:

2024 MSAAC Chair’s Choice Award: Creighton's Corner Elementary School

2024 MSAAC Wendell T. Fisher Award - Administrator: Dr. Lyndria Bland, Gifted Education Office, Loudoun County Public Schools

2024 MSAAC Wendell T. Fisher Award - Principal: Neelum Chaudhry, Freedom High School

2024 MSAAC Wendell T. Fisher Award - Teacher: Janice Decker, Freedom High School

2024 MSAAC Distinguished Delegate Award: Dara Logan and Neenu Sharma, Goshen Post Elementary School

2024 MSAAC Equity Lead Award: Jocelyn Jones, Brambleton Middle School

2024 MSAAC Dr. Linda Deans Student Equity Award - High School: Taran Srikonda, Freedom High School

2024 MSAAC Dr. Linda Deans Student Equity Award - Middle School: Ife Adelaja, Mercer Middle School

2024 MSAAC Dr. Linda Deans Student Equity Award - Elementary School: Dani Al Attar, Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School

Your hard work and commitment to creating a more inclusive educational environment are truly commendable. Keep shining bright! πŸŽ‰

04/28/2024

Time is running out! Make sure to submit your application by May 1st! Learn more at eqloco.com/scholarships

The Equality in Education Scholarships are awarded in June of each year at our annual Loudoun Pride Festival. To date, over $13,000 in scholarships have been awarded. Each year, we set a goal to provide over $10,000 in scholarships in increments of $2,500 and $1,000, based on need and scores.

Exciting news ahead! 🌟 We're thrilled to announce that the category winners of the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremon...
04/27/2024

Exciting news ahead! 🌟 We're thrilled to announce that the category winners of the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony will be revealed at today's event! πŸ† Join us as we celebrate and honor individuals and schools making a positive impact at Loudoun County Public Schools. Stay tuned for updates and highlights from this inspiring ceremony! πŸŽ‰

πŸŽ‰ Exciting Announcement! πŸŽ‰Today's the day! We're thrilled to have Omowale Crowder as our esteemed guest speaker for the ...
04/27/2024

πŸŽ‰ Exciting Announcement! πŸŽ‰

Today's the day! We're thrilled to have Omowale Crowder as our esteemed guest speaker for the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony, happening today! 🌟

Join us at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Historic Douglass Highschool (Leesburg, VA) to discover the "Power of Joy" with Omowale's inspiring insights and uplifting message. As a dedicated advocate for social emotional support and empowerment, Omowale's work with the Columbus City Schools and the Nice Guy Movement and brings a unique perspective on spreading joy and fostering inclusive communities. 🌈πŸ’ͺ

Let's celebrate the strength of joy in creating positive change and honoring excellence within our community! Stay tuned for live updates and highlights from this incredible event. See you soon! 🌟

https://www.linkedin.com/in/omowalecrowder/

04/27/2024

LCPS Families, we cordially invite you to join us for an engaging virtual Parent Information Session on our exciting Youth Programs for the upcoming 24-25 School Year!

These programs are specifically tailored for rising 6th to 12th grade female students. We look forward to sharing details and answering any questions you may have.

Link to Register: https://tinyurl.com/LCACYouthInfo or SCAN QR Code




04/26/2024

Loudoun County is offering Virtual Distance Elementary for the 2024-2025 school year.

Please see the post below for more information.

The deadline to register is May 10, 2024

Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning(DL) is a program that offers synchronous, daily instruction. Students enrolled in Virtual Loudoun Distance Learning will take all of their classes virtually, without attending a brick and mortar school in person.

🌟 Join us for a celebration of diversity and excellence at the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony! 🌟You are cordiall...
04/23/2024

🌟 Join us for a celebration of diversity and excellence at the Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony! 🌟

You are cordially invited to an afternoon of recognition and empowerment as we honor individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting equity and inclusivity in our community.

πŸ—“οΈ Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
πŸ•’ Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
🏒 Venue: The Historic Douglass High School, 407 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176

Highlights of the event include:
✨ Awards Ceremony recognizing outstanding contributions to equity and diversity
🌍 Keynote speeches by inspiring leaders
🍡 EquiTEA networking session with refreshments
πŸŽ‰ Opportunities to connect with like-minded advocates for social justice

Whether you're a student, seasoned equity advocate, a community leader, or simply passionate about creating a more equitable world, this event is for you!

RSVP now to secure your spot and be part of this transformative experience. Let's come together to celebrate progress and inspire change!

04/18/2024
SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE! CALLING ALL LCPS STUDENT AFFINITY GROUPS AND SPONSORS!! Tomorrow night is MSAAC's 1st Annual A...
04/16/2024

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE!

CALLING ALL LCPS STUDENT AFFINITY GROUPS AND SPONSORS!!

Tomorrow night is MSAAC's 1st Annual Affinity Expo!
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
LCPS Administration Bldg.

Come join us and share your Student Affinity Groups, successes, and initiatives and network with other Student Affinity Groups.

We want to hear from you!

Questions? Email [email protected]

Don't forget to Sign Up today!

Follow the link here: https://forms.gle/vwrPQ9dWocFc41PB6

Calling All LCPS Student Affinity Groups! MSAAC is hosting its 1st Annual Affinity Expo. Come share updates on initiativ...
04/09/2024

Calling All LCPS Student Affinity Groups!

MSAAC is hosting its 1st Annual Affinity Expo.

Come share updates on initiatives, projects, and successes.
We're excited to hear more about how your make your schools a better place!

Space is limited so please sign-up via the QR code in the flyer or the link here:
https://forms.gle/hUvS7zzweLC3giJb6

We can't wait to see you there!

Thank you to all of our MSAAC Delegates, Student Delegates, families, and community members who joined us at our General...
03/21/2024

Thank you to all of our MSAAC Delegates, Student Delegates, families, and community members who joined us at our General Body Meeting last night!

We had a great evening learning more about the work of equity.

We hope everyone who attended our meeting left feeling empowered, challenged, and learned something new.

We'll see you all in April!

Have a fantastic Spring Break!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! The Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is seeking submissions for the  20...
03/21/2024

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility is seeking submissions for the 2024 Student Equity Ambassador and MAAC Delegate Symposium.

The theme is: Better Together.
Share your vision of why we are all "Better Together."

Participants are asked to submit an original work such as a poem, an essay, or visual art.
Deadline to submit your work is April 26, 2024.

πŸ“£ Calling all MSAAC delegates, advocates, and community members! πŸ“£Join us for a crucial discussion at the LCPS MSAAC Gen...
03/16/2024

πŸ“£ Calling all MSAAC delegates, advocates, and community members! πŸ“£

Join us for a crucial discussion at the LCPS MSAAC General Body Meeting on March 20th, featuring "Words Matter, the Story Behind the Numbers" with Dr. Ryan Tyler. We'll be diving deep into decoding data and exploring innovative strategies to combat the troubling increase in racial slurs and hate speech within LCPS.

πŸ—“οΈ Date: March 20, 2024
πŸ•’ Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
πŸ“ Location: LCPS Administration Bldg., 21000 Education Ct, Ashburn, VA 20148

Let's come together to understand the impact of our words and work collaboratively towards a more inclusive and respectful environment. Your presence and input are invaluable as we strive to make positive changes in our community.

Don't miss out on this important conversation. See you there!

πŸ“£ Exciting News from LCPS MSAAC! πŸ“£πŸŒŸ Mark your calendars, folks! 🌟 Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in our General...
03/14/2024

πŸ“£ Exciting News from LCPS MSAAC! πŸ“£

🌟 Mark your calendars, folks! 🌟 Here's a sneak peek at what's coming up in our General Body Meetings for the next few months:

πŸ“… March: Get ready for an enlightening session, "The Story Behind the Numbers: MSAAC Training with Dr. Ryan Tyler." πŸ“ŠπŸ“š Dive deep into the racial slurs and hate speech data with us as we explore insights, trends, and strategies for a more inclusive and impactful educational experience. Don't miss out on this empowering session!

πŸ“… April: Calling all high school affinity groups and advocates! πŸŽ“βœ¨ Join us for an exciting LCPS High School Affinity Group Meetup. Connect with peers, MSAAC Delegates and advocates, share experiences, and discover the power of unity and support within our diverse community. It's an event you won't want to miss!

πŸ“… May: As we wrap up the year, let's celebrate the power of partnerships! πŸ’ͺπŸ’Ό Join us for "Powerhouse Partnerships (MSAAC and the Special Education Advisory Committee/SEAC) and Year in Review." Together, we'll reflect on the incredible collaborations, achievements, and growth of LCPS MSAAC and SEAC throughout the year. It's a testament to our collective strength and commitment to inclusion!

πŸ‘‰ Stay tuned for more details and mark your calendars! Let's come together, learn, grow, and make a difference in our community! πŸŒŸπŸ“š

πŸ“£ Exciting Update Alert! πŸ“£πŸŽ‰ Calling all MSAAC Delegates, LCPS Families, and Advocates! πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸ We have a special treat lined ...
03/11/2024

πŸ“£ Exciting Update Alert! πŸ“£

πŸŽ‰ Calling all MSAAC Delegates, LCPS Families, and Advocates! πŸŽ‰

🌟 We have a special treat lined up for you at the upcoming meeting! 🌟

πŸ“’ LCPS MSAAC Chair Errin Kunkel will be providing a comprehensive update! πŸ“’

πŸš€ Curious about the journey of LCPS MSAAC? Wondering what's in store for the 2024-2025 school year? Then mark your calendars and don't miss out!

Here's what you can expect from Errin Kunkel's update:

1️⃣ Where We Started: πŸš€ Get ready to embark on a journey back in time! Errin will delve into the roots of LCPS MSAAC, shedding light on its work since the start of the 2023 school year considering its mission, and the milestones achieved along the way. 🌱✨

2️⃣ Where We Are Now: 🌟 Explore the present-day landscape of LCPS MSAAC! Errin will provide insights into the current initiatives, projects, and successes of the organization. πŸŽ―πŸ’Ό

3️⃣ Where We Are Headed: πŸš€ Buckle up for an exciting glimpse into the future! Errin will unveil the ambitious plans and goals for the 2024-2025 school year, promising innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. πŸŒˆπŸ“š

πŸ‘‰ Don't miss this golden opportunity to stay informed, inspired, and engaged in the journey of LCPS MSAAC! πŸ‘ˆ

πŸ—“οΈ Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2024
πŸ•’ Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
πŸ“ Location: LCPS Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148

See you there! Let's make history together! πŸŒŸπŸ“š

🌟 Calling all LCPS MSAAC Delegates! 🌟It's time to take action and ensure equity is at the forefront of our school commun...
03/01/2024

🌟 Calling all LCPS MSAAC Delegates! 🌟

It's time to take action and ensure equity is at the forefront of our school communities. Do you know who's on your school's Equity Team? Let's find out and make a difference together!

Your Equity Team typically includes the:
πŸ”Ή Principal
πŸ”Ή Equity Lead
πŸ”Ή MSAAC Delegate -- YOU!
πŸ”Ή Student Equity Ambassador
πŸ”Ή PTA/PTO President
πŸ”Ή Parent Liaison
πŸ”Ή Counselor

As MSAAC Delegates, you have the power to drive positive change. Schedule those "meet and greets" to connect with your team regularly, share initiatives, and collaborate on strategies to promote equity in education.

Let's lead by example and create an environment where every student feels valued and supported. Reach out today and let's make a difference, one step at a time! πŸ“šβœ¨

🌟✨ Thank You for Joining Us at the LCPS MSAAC General Body Meeting! ✨🌟A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the...
02/27/2024

🌟✨ Thank You for Joining Us at the LCPS MSAAC General Body Meeting! ✨🌟

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended the LCPS MSAAC General Body Meeting on February 21st, held in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility. Your presence and engagement made it a truly enriching and inclusive event. πŸ™Œ

Under the theme "Everyone is Welcome Here," we came together as a diverse community to discuss important issues, share perspectives, and work towards a more inclusive educational environment for all. Your commitment to fostering understanding, empathy, and equity within our schools is invaluable. πŸ“šπŸ’¬

Special thanks to our partners at the Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility for their support and collaboration in making this meeting a success. Together, we are stronger in our efforts to create a welcoming and supportive environment for every student, family, and staff member in LCPS. πŸ€πŸ’–

Let's continue to embrace diversity, champion inclusion, and celebrate the unique contributions of each individual. Your dedication to this cause is truly inspiring, and we are grateful to have you on this journey with us. 🌈✊

Please join us for our next MSAAC General Body Meeting. Our topic for the evening is: You are Welcome Here. Hear from on...
02/20/2024

Please join us for our next MSAAC General Body Meeting.
Our topic for the evening is: You are Welcome Here.

Hear from one of our MSAAC Delegates on their experiences as an MSAAC Delegate in the Delegate Spotlight.

We will hear from Teaching and Learning on "Creating an Instructional Framework."

Our keynote speaker(s) will be from the Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility.

Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Where: LCPS Administration Building, 21000 Education Ct,
Ashburn, VA 20148

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

πŸ“£ Important Announcement! πŸ“£ Starting February 21, 2024, our MSAAC General Body Meetings will have a new time: 6:00 p.m. ...
02/12/2024

πŸ“£ Important Announcement! πŸ“£ Starting February 21, 2024, our MSAAC General Body Meetings will have a new time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This change will be effective for the remainder of the school year.

We're excited to share that this adjustment is aimed at better serving our community! 🌟 At our next meeting, we'll be extending a warm welcome to MSAAC Student Delegates, and we're mindful of accommodating school and extracurricular schedules to ensure maximum participation. Plus, this new timing opens the door for more community members and families to join us! πŸŽ‰

Stay tuned for reminders in the weeks leading up to this change, and mark your calendars for our upcoming meetings:

πŸ—“οΈ MSAAC General Body Meetings
πŸ“ LCPS Administration Building (21000 Education Ct, Ashburn, VA 20148)
πŸ•• New Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
πŸ“† Every Third Wednesday

Thank you for your continued support as we strive to make our meetings more accessible and inclusive for all! πŸŒŸπŸ••πŸ•—

🌟 Honored and Empowered! 🌟 On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, LCPS MSAAC Chair Errin Kunkel and Vice Chair Truphelia Parker t...
02/09/2024

🌟 Honored and Empowered! 🌟 On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, LCPS MSAAC Chair Errin Kunkel and Vice Chair Truphelia Parker took their seats at the Education Roundtable alongside Senator Tim Kaine. πŸ“šπŸ‘©β€πŸ« This incredible event provided a platform to address crucial issues affecting our schools and communities across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and especially here in Loudoun County. πŸ’¬βœ¨

Together, they collaborated with other leaders and advocacy groups on innovative solutions to ensure every student has access to quality education and opportunities for success. πŸš€πŸ’‘ It's moments like these that remind us of the power of community engagement and advocacy. 🌟

🌟 Exciting News Alert! 🌟 Join us for an enriching update and training session at the February 21st LCPS MSAAC General Bo...
02/08/2024

🌟 Exciting News Alert! 🌟 Join us for an enriching update and training session at the February 21st LCPS MSAAC General Body Meeting, brought to you in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility! 🀝✨

πŸ—“ Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
πŸ•– Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
πŸ“ Location: LCPS Administration Building, Ashburn, VA (Also, livestreamed at https://www.lcps.org/webcast)

At this special event, we'll get an update and training on new tools and resources from the Division of DEIA all to support a more inclusive and accessible environment within our community. Everyone's perspective is valuable, and everyone is welcome to contribute to the dialogue! πŸ’¬πŸŒˆ

Whether you're a parent, student, educator, or community member, your presence and input are crucial as we strive to build a more equitable and inclusive future together. Let's learn, grow, and take meaningful steps toward positive change! πŸš€πŸ“š

Mark your calendars and spread the word! Together, we can make a difference. See you there! 🌟

🌟 Calling all Champions of Inclusion and Equity in Loudoun County Public Schools! πŸ† The Minority Student Achievement Adv...
02/06/2024

🌟 Calling all Champions of Inclusion and Equity in Loudoun County Public Schools! πŸ† The Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) is proud to announce the call for nominations for the MSAAC Annual Awards, honoring individuals who exemplify dedication and excellence in fostering an inclusive environment, promoting equity, and supporting the success of minority students within LCPS! πŸŽ‰

🌈 Do you know someone who has shown exceptional commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive space for all students? Or perhaps an educator, staff member, student, or community leader who has made significant contributions to advancing equity and ensuring every student has the opportunity to thrive? πŸ“šβœŠ Now is the time to recognize their outstanding efforts!

✨ Whether it's through mentorship, advocacy, innovative programs, or unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion, we want to shine a spotlight on those who are making a real difference in the lives of students in our schools. 🌟

πŸ“ Nominating is simple! Just visit our website https://www.lcps.org/Page/254106 and submit your nominations before the deadline on February 29, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Your nomination could help us honor the unsung heroes who are championing equity and creating a brighter future for all students! πŸ—£οΈ

Let's celebrate those who are breaking down barriers, lifting others up, and building a more inclusive community within LCPS. Together, we can create a world where every student feels valued, empowered, and supported on their journey to success! πŸŒπŸ’« πŸ…πŸŽ“

Here’s an wonderful community opportunity. Courageous Conversationsβ€œThis week let's dive deeper into the challenges of r...
02/01/2024

Here’s an wonderful community opportunity.

Courageous Conversations

β€œThis week let's dive deeper into the challenges of racial discrimination at school. Share your experiences using

We're discussing the importance of representation in school settings. Join us and let your voice be heard! β€œ

Registration required for this FREE EVENT.
SCAN QR CODE / CLICK LINK
https://forms.gle/byEjS9xTJ2ikDYnA6


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Beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the MSAAC General Body Meetings will be held from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. This chan...
01/18/2024

Beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2024, the MSAAC General Body Meetings will be held from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. This change will be for the remainder of this school year.

We have made this change to better serve the community at large. At our next meeting we will be officially welcoming MSAAC Student Delegates, and we want to be more mindful of school and extracurricular schedules. This change will also allow more community members and families to join us as well.

We will send reminders out in the week(s) leading up to this change.

MSAAC General Body Meetings
Every Third Wednesday
LCPS Administration Building
New Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

01/17/2024

In accordance with the LCPS closure announcement this morning, tonight's MSAAC General Body Meeting is cancelled.

Stay safe and warm!

🌟✨ SAVE THE DATE! Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony ✨🌈Hey MSAAC Family! 🌍🌟 Get ready for an afternoon of empowermen...
01/12/2024

🌟✨ SAVE THE DATE! Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony ✨🌈

Hey MSAAC Family! 🌍🌟 Get ready for an afternoon of empowerment, inspiration, and celebration at our Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony! β˜•πŸ†

πŸ“… Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024
πŸ•’ Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
πŸ“ Location: Historic Douglass High School, Leesburg, Virginia

Join us for a transformative MSAAC EquiTEA event where we will recognize and celebrate outstanding individuals, schools, and community members dedicated to promoting educational equity and fostering the academic success of minority students within the district. β˜•πŸŒ Let's foster an environment of understanding and unity!

During the afternoon, we will shine a spotlight on the incredible individuals who have made a lasting impact on our community at the Annual MSAAC Awards Ceremony! πŸŒŸπŸ†

Here's what to expect:
✨ Engaging conversations
✨ Inspiring stories
✨ Recognition of LCPS and community champions
✨ Networking opportunities
✨ And, of course, tea and treats!

Save the date, spread the word, and let's make this year's Annual MSAAC EquiTEA & Awards Ceremony the most memorable one yet! πŸŽ‰πŸŒˆ

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Ashburn, VA
20148

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