At this time of year, all of our students are preparing to transition, some as they begin summer break, and others as they prepare to leave ISDenver to go to a brand new school. As human beings, we know that this change is inevitable. So how can we aid our children with these transitions and offer guidance? Our G4-G8 Counselor Annie Barocas offers some ideas and strategies here.
Families choose ISDenver for the academics, and stay for our inclusive, close-knit community of families, faculty and staff.
ISDenver families and staff come from all over the world, meaning cultures and languages beyond the ones we officially offer are represented and celebrated within our community. Between our Signature Events, target language program festivsals, a vibrant PTO, and other offerings far beyond the classroom, being a part of ISDenver is being part of a global community unlike any other.
While at times it feels we have come so far, we are again reminded that there is much work to do as we watch the Asian community face a wave of new hate crimes and targeted, violent, and lethal attacks. Our G4-G8 school counselor Annie Barocas share some ideas and resources for talking to your children about recent hate crimes and discrimination against not only the Asian American community, but others as well.
Isabelle Valot, now age 17, who grew up in Denver before moving to France with her family, started school here at ISDenver in the French program when she was four years old. Her first teacher was current K3 French teacher Dominique Shortridge, who is still very close to the family.
ISDenver's virtual after-school Mentor Club is thriving and providing many benefits for all its members - including language immersion to students who are staying home from school and doing long-term Livestream Learning.
How do we prepare our children to successfully experience the emotion of rejection and failure when we struggle to take it on ourselves? We must look at how we can raise a resilient child to face rejection and failure and come out stronger because of it.
We the people are responsible to each other and our country, and we must make sure that our students know this. This is far from political “side taking.” It is forming opinions and ideas that are actively challenged and it is the work of great schools.