SPRING BREAK ACADEMY: A Denny tradition happened again this year:
At Denny International Middle School, 113 of our scholars volunteered to come to school over break, Monday through Thursday, for additional math, literacy, and science learning time with our great staff! We are super proud of the scholars who attended — great job! After four days of learning, we all enjoyed some time at the Family Fun Center!
A special thank you to our Spring Break Camp team: Mr. King, Mr. Rodriguez, Mr. Watts, Mr. Lai, Mr. Moor, Mr. Wecker, both Mr. Nelsons, Ms. Ostroff, Mr. D. Evans, Ms. Hoang, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Nestor, Ms. Moland, Mr. Mosser and all of City Year, and our outreach team led by Ms. Amaral! Go Dolphins!
The week before break was big at Denny, too:
‘WE ALL BELONG’ ANTI-BULLYING WEEK: Special activities were held throughout the week, highlighted by a team-building day on Thursday (April 7th) and an assembly on Friday (April 8th) to celebrate our work at ending all bullying and raising awareness in support of LGBTQ youth.
Thank you to Ms. Thomas, our planning team, City Year, Mr. King, 6th and 7th grade science teachers and 8th grade social studies teachers, and our partners from Camp Long for teaming up to bring a cross-grade team-building day to Denny on Thursday. Our scholars enjoyed the activities focused on cooperation and support of one another!
I would also like to recognize and thank those involved in our assembly on Friday. A big thank you to Ms. Thomas’ girls group and others for sharing insightful information and inspiration to fully eliminate all bullying and to our Gay Straight Alliance and their advisors, Ms. Kugisaki and Mr. Chase, for helping us to shatter stereotypes and ending the Day of Silence, a national event that brings attention to the anti-LGBT bullying, harassment, and silencing that persists across our country. The information shared, singing, poetry, and dancing at the assembly were all inspirational! At Denny International, We All Belong!
And a final note – congratulations to the Denny teams the Novel T’s (6th grade) and the Second-Round Slayers (7th grade) for winning the middle-school Global Reading Challenge!
P.S. We note from our calendar (and the school website) that Denny’s PTSA has its next meeting tomorrow night – 7 pm – join in and help the organization support the school and its students and staff.