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Message from Christen Sohn: March 27, 2018

Message from Christen Sohn: March 27, 2018
Posted on 03/27/2018
March 27, 2018

Dear CSUS Parents and Caregivers,
While we continue to wait for springtime, the CSUS community continues to strive for excellence in athletics, academics, and activism.

As you may know, there was a National School Walkout planned for March 14th. Schools across the nation participated. The CSUS Student Council planned to join in this event, but was unable to do so because of the snow day. Scholars rescheduled their walkout for this past Friday, March 23 at 9AM. Student Council representatives visited grade level community meetings the day before to review their purpose and expectations. On Friday morning following first period attendance, scholars proceeded silently to the front of the building, where they observed 17 minutes of silence in honor of the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting. Afterward, scholars and teachers, supported by several members of the Cambridge Police, walked down Fulkerson Street to Cambridge Street, then down Seventh Street to return to CSUS. Scholars shared their message with signs and chants, and conducted themselves appropriately and respectfully. We are so proud of our scholars’ activism and organization.

Last Thursday, March 22, CSUS was proud to host the Youth Police Initiative graduation ceremony. Over the past month, several CSUS scholars participated in the program, which aims to break down barriers between the police and youth by eliminating some of the stereotypes held by police against youth and youth against the police. Participants engaged in various trust building circles and shared experiences. Congratulations to the following scholars for completing the program:

Jarrell Banks
Michael Cardoso
Orlando Castillo
Trentyn Hodges
Jesus Interiano
Kevin Leal
Anthony Lorquet
Federick Lugo
Dylan Mcauliffe

Also on Thursday, our Diversity Dialogues series continued with a community discussion of The White Card, which will continue to run at the Emerson Paramount Center through April 2. It was a deep and meaningful discussion, and we encourage you to see the play if you are able. Thank you Ms. Smith for facilitating! Please stay tuned for information regarding our upcoming April Dialogues.

In basketball news, the CSUS girls advanced to the city championship by comfortably defeating Rindge Ave 32-26. The boys team won a nail-biter over Rindge Ave by the score of 44-43. Join us to cheer on both teams at the city championship this Thursday at CRLS.

Following April break, our scholars will begin MCAS testing. We will share a testing calendar with you next week.

Thank you for your continued support. We understand that you have choices and we appreciate you choosing CSUS!

Christen Sohn
Assistant Principal