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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05/30/2018
Harvard University

"I believe in the power of using my voice." A tribute to John Lewis at the Harvard University commencement. Sing Out, March On. www.facebook.com/Harvard/videos/10155260692806607

Joshuah Campbell '16 and Harvard friends beautifully perform “Sing Out, March On”—a powerful tribute to John Lewis, our featured speaker at Commencement.

Some of our members may be interested in this event sponsored by @LoudounLibrary, Ashburn.  #LCPSDiversity
05/29/2018

Some of our members may be interested in this event sponsored by @LoudounLibrary, Ashburn. #LCPSDiversity

The suppressed, or contested, origins of Memorial Day:  https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/RR_2461.html?nlid=81698...
05/27/2018
static.nytimes.com

The suppressed, or contested, origins of Memorial Day: https://static.nytimes.com/email-content/RR_2461.html?nlid=81698926

The 55th Massachusetts Colored Regiment singing in the streets of Charleston S.C. on Feb. 21, 1865. Union soldiers who advanced into Charleston, most of whom were members of the 21st United States Colored Infantry, were welcomed by former slaves celebrating their freedom. Library of Congress

05/27/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
You have so many good ideas. I love how you fought against segregation. You insprie me to fight as well. You did a fantastic job explaining everything. You are my role model, and thank you once again." from an LCPS student #LCPSDiversity

05/26/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
You inspired me to stick up for others and stand for what's right. Your words made a connection with me. A month ago I was in a protest for a man who got shot in his backyard. You did the greatest job ever speaking to us." from LCPS 4th grader #LCPSDiversity

05/25/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
You did an amazing job explaining segregation. It seems interesting to work to stop segregation. When I grow up, I would like to work to stop segregation by the power of sports." from an LCPS student to Mr. Wendall Fisher #LCPSDiversity

05/24/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
I loved the part when the kids at the white school reached out and got kids from the black school and brought them back. Now I know how important it is to stand up for what's right and to try to stop what's not right." from an LCPS student #LCPSDiversity

05/23/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
Thank you for explaining that stuff about civil rights. I liked how you made it an experience like us moving tables was an example of segregation. It was the best event that happened at school. You did an awesome job!" - from an LCPS student #LCPSDiversity

Town Hall on June 5 at Stone Bridge High School. Building Positive Relationships with Law Enforcement. 6-9 pm.
05/23/2018

Town Hall on June 5 at Stone Bridge High School. Building Positive Relationships with Law Enforcement. 6-9 pm.

05/22/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
Your job is super special - like Superman special. I like how you told us to stand up for others who got bullied and had a hard life. You are a great guy!" - from an LCPS student to Mr. Wendall Fisher #LCPSDiversity

05/21/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher,
Thank you for helping us understand what it was like to be in the time of segregation. Keeping people apart is wrong! Thank you for protesting to help everyone with different colored skin." - from an LCPS student to Mr. Fisher #LCPSDiversity

05/20/2018

"Dear Mr. Fisher, I found your talk to be really inspiring. I have a lot of crazy dreams that I want to do, and I thought I can't do that, but your speech inspired me to chase my dreams and stand up for what's right. Thank you Mr. Fisher." from an LCPS student #LCPSDiversity

Have you wondered whether MSAAC has made a difference?  Today we received feedback from the school board on three initia...
05/16/2018
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Have you wondered whether MSAAC has made a difference? Today we received feedback from the school board on three initiatives: hiring, gifted programs, and unconscious bias. Visit our website to view the full report: https://www.lcps.org/Page/165417. #LCPSDiversity

Click here to read MSAAC's statement to the Loudoun County School Board regarding unconscious bias training for all faculty and staff.  This statement was delivered at the March 13, 2018 School Board Meeting.  Click here for the related reference material.

Let's celebrate a great year and a great man.  Special guest:  Mr. Wendall Fisher.  MSAAC.  Wed, May 9, 7 - 9 PM - LCPS ...
05/06/2018

Let's celebrate a great year and a great man. Special guest: Mr. Wendall Fisher. MSAAC. Wed, May 9, 7 - 9 PM - LCPS Admin Bldg, Room 102. Your voice matters. All are welcome. LCPS News #LCPS18

Call for Candidates:  Join the MSAAC Executive Board 2018-19.  We will elect our chair, vice-chair, and secretary in May...
03/31/2018

Call for Candidates: Join the MSAAC Executive Board 2018-19. We will elect our chair, vice-chair, and secretary in May. Membership and communications chairs will be appointed. To apply, send resume and interest letter to [email protected] by Friday, Apr 13, 9 pm.

Thank you, L. Roeder, for sending this archived document from the Douglass School from 1956.  The work continues today. ...
03/17/2018

Thank you, L. Roeder, for sending this archived document from the Douglass School from 1956. The work continues today. #LCPS18 Douglass School

Do you know a minority teacher that Loudoun Schools should interview?  Our students deserve the best.     http://loudoun...
03/14/2018
Loudoun Schools Make Slight Progress on Hiring More Minority Teachers – Loudoun Now

Do you know a minority teacher that Loudoun Schools should interview? Our students deserve the best. http://loudounnow.com/2018/03/13/loudoun-schools-make-slight-progress-on-hiring-more-minority-teachers/

Ball’s Bluff Elementary School second grade teacher Faye Sterling leads a lesson on Black History Month. [Douglas Graham/Loudoun Now] Education News  Loudoun Schools Make Slight Progress on Hiring More Minority Teachers 2018-03-132018-03-13 Danielle Nadler 1 Comment As Virginia faces a worsening...

03/14/2018

The MSAAC Nominating Committee needs you! Volunteers are needed to serve on the Nominating Committee to coordinate the election of the 2018-2019 MSAAC Executive Board. Contact Howard Sapp at: [email protected] for more information. Thank you!

There will be a panel discussion on Equity in Gifted Education on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 PM at the Loudoun School for...
03/08/2018

There will be a panel discussion on Equity in Gifted Education on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 PM at the Loudoun School for the Gifted.

Loudoun Love Your Neighbor event on Monday, March 5. Hope not hate.
03/02/2018

Loudoun Love Your Neighbor event on Monday, March 5. Hope not hate.

02/05/2018

Let your voice be heard....

The second annual Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) parent survey will be emailed the week of February 5th.

Surveys will be sent from the email address [email protected]. A survey will be sent to one parent of each child enrolled in each LCPS school. Surveys are due by Friday, February 16th.

The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and covers topics of academic support, communications, school-home relationships and safety. All responses to the survey are anonymous. Survey results will be used for school improvement plan development.

If you do not receive a survey link to complete by Friday, February 9th, please contact the LCPS Research Office via email at [email protected].

Loudoun County Public Schools is seeking entries for transportation art contest.  Students K-5 are asked to participate....
02/05/2018
Loudoun County Public Schools seeking entries for transportation art contest | LoudounTimes.com

Loudoun County Public Schools is seeking entries for transportation art contest. Students K-5 are asked to participate. Check out this link for more information: http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/loudoun_county_public_schools_entries_for_transportation_art_contest521

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Tonight, MSAAC attended the Loudoun County Chamber 50th Anniversary Gala & Annual Meeting.  Several Loudoun County leade...
01/27/2018

Tonight, MSAAC attended the Loudoun County Chamber 50th Anniversary Gala & Annual Meeting. Several Loudoun County leaders were recognized for their positive impact on our community. Congratulations to Stephanie Dove, an LCPS Nutritionist who was nominated for a Loudoun Chamber award.

12/15/2017
Saturday & Summer Enrichment Program

Thinking about what your student should do this summer?
Consider applying for the University of Virginia Curry School of Education Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). Applications accepted starting December 15, 2017. The submission deadline is February 15, 2018. This program is geared toward gifted and high-ability children rising into fifth through eleventh grades. During each twelve-day session, students stay in UVA dorms. Classes are held at a nearby private school, but all other activities are organized on the UVA campus.

Tuition for the 2018 summer is $1300 with a $25 application fee. Limited financial aid is available based on need. The financial aid form can be found on their website and should be submitted no later than March 1, 2018.

Applications are completed online at: http://curry.virginia.edu/sep. If you have any questions, please email them at [email protected] or call them at 434-924-3182.

In coordination with the Curry School of Education, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize pote...

As we reflect on 2017 and plan for the future, check out how MSAAC has been advising the Loudoun County School Board.   ...
12/15/2017
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

As we reflect on 2017 and plan for the future, check out how MSAAC has been advising the Loudoun County School Board. Read our statements to the school board under "Current News".
https://www.lcps.org/Domain/102

Click here to read MSAAC's statement to the Loudoun County School Board regarding equitable representation of diverse students in the Gifted and Talented programs, and click here for the supporting data. This statement was delivered at the December 12, 2017 School Board Meeting.

12/14/2017

MSAAC wishes everyone a happy holiday and a new year filled with peace, good health, and joy. We look forward to 2018 and continuing to help all of our students get ahead. Thank you to our families, educators, administrators, school board and community members for your unwavering support and commitment to ALL of our students.

December 4-8 is Inclusive Schools Week.   Let's celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive ...
12/05/2017
inclusiveschools.org

December 4-8 is Inclusive Schools Week. Let's celebrate the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. Take this important opportunity as educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that our school system continues to improve their ability to successfully educate ALL children. For more information and resources visit: http://inclusiveschools.org/inclusive-schools-week/

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11/27/2017

The next meeting of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Gifted Education Advisory Committee will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29th, at the LCPS Administrative Offices in rooms 102 A&B. The topic of the meeting will be challenging gifted learners to think creatively in mathematics and language arts.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing the Supervisor of Gifted Education at [email protected].

The LCPS Administrative Offices are located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn.

Please join us at the November MSAAC meeting.  The focus will be program access and awareness.
11/10/2017
November MSAAC Meeting

Please join us at the November MSAAC meeting. The focus will be program access and awareness.

MSAAC will discuss program access and awareness at its November meeting

Loudoun Makerfest at Liberty Elementary School25491 Riding Center DriveSunday, October 15, 20171-4pm | Free Admission!Th...
10/11/2017
Loudoun Maker Fest

Loudoun Makerfest at Liberty Elementary School
25491 Riding Center Drive
Sunday, October 15, 2017
1-4pm | Free Admission!
The MakerFest is an opportunity for “makers” to share and exhibit any projects or special skills that they have been working on. Exhibit examples might include bracelet making, stop-motion animation, duct tape art, robotics, app creations, or a cool science experiment.
https://loudounmakerfest.wordpress.com/

Featured by loudounmakerfest Loudoun MakerFest Uncategorized Leave a comment The Loudoun MakerFest will be taking place October 15, 2017 at Liberty Elementary School 25491 Riding Center Dr, Chantilly, VA 20152. The MakerFest is an opportunity for “makers” to share and exhibit any projects or special...

10/09/2017

Historically Black Colleges Showcase:
Tuscarora High School, Thursday, OCTOBER 26th, 7-9pm, 801 North King Street., Leesburg, Va. 20176
On-Site Application Review; NCAA Session; Community Scholarships; College Test Prep
Hampton University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, Virginia State University, Howard University, Virginia Union University, and many, many more!

09/29/2017

Northern Virginia Community College’s Loudoun Campus will host the annual NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 30th. NOVA STEM Day Loudoun County is a family, friendly community event showcasing science, technology, engineering and math activities. The day is filled with robotic and coding activities, workshops, demonstrations, food, and engaging exhibits from local STEM-related businesses. Additional details about the event and links to pre-registration can be found at www.LoCoSTEMDay.com.

In order to get ahead, MSAAC is already planning for our  October 18th meeting.  Please take a minute to complete this b...
09/19/2017
MSAAC October General Membership Meeting: Interest Survey

In order to get ahead, MSAAC is already planning for our October 18th meeting. Please take a minute to complete this brief interest survey: https://goo.gl/forms/5vTZQH8VHqGAV8FY2 ….
Thank you in advance!

We will be inviting several of our LCPS supervisors to our October General Membership Meeting. The supervisors will conduct smaller break-out sessions, so our MSAAC members will be able to hear the supervisors that most interest them. In order to help us plan this event, please complete the followin...

09/18/2017
Kizoa Video: MSAAC 2016/2017

MSAAC looks forward to seeing LCPS families, administrators and friends at the first general membership meeting of the school year. Join us on September 20th at 7pm at the LCPS Administration Building. Check out our video with highlights from the work done in 2016/2017.

Transform your photos, videos & music into amazing slideshows & collages

09/16/2017

Thinking about referring your middle school child for
gifted services? Plan to attend an LCPS middle school gifted information session. You will learn about middle school gifted education services available through Loudoun County Public
Schools and the eligibility process for the SPECTRUM program.
Sessions held on September 20th and 27th. Check out this link for more information: https://www.lcps.org/cms/lib/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/49/MS%20GIN%20-%20Fall%20-%2017-18%20-%20PDF.pdf

The Academies of Loudoun admissions window is now open for fall 2018 admissions (for AET and AOS programs) through the n...
09/06/2017
Academies of Loudoun / Homepage

The Academies of Loudoun admissions window is now open for fall 2018 admissions (for AET and AOS programs) through the new Academies of Loudoun website.

Applications will be accepted until noon on Thursday, September 21st. For admissions and program information, please visit http://www.lcps.org/aol.

There will be two final admissions information sessions:

September 6th, Wednesday – Park View High School Auditorium, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
September 7th, Thursday – Rock Ridge High School Auditorium, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The mission of the Academies of Loudoun is to empower students to explore, research, collaborate, innovate, and to make meaningful contributions to the world in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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