Posts made in August, 2010

Winners Circle Welcomes New Captains

Posted by on Aug 26, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Winners Circle Welcomes New Captains

The school year has officially started and The Partnership For Our Kids is pleased to announce that we have four fabulous new Winners Circle Captains joining our amazing team of volunteers! Mark Jimenez Mark Jimenez, a former Winners Circle Goal Buddy, has accepted the role of Co-Captain at Kellom Elementary. Jimenez truly enjoys volunteering for an organization dedicated to the success of children. “I like the fact that Winners Circle works to encourage and support younger children in setting and pursuing goals in and outside of the classroom.” In his professional life, Jimenez has been in...

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Raising The Bar

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Raising The Bar

Each school year students and staff of The Partnership For Our Kids work to achieve bigger and better goals and the 2010-2011 academic year will be no different. This fall, All Our Kids will be raising the student GPA requirement from a 2.0 to a 2.5. “It has been something that we have discussed for a while now, and after seeing that our students were able to consistently average over a 2.5 GPA, we felt it was appropriate to raise our bar to better prepare them for success,” explains All Our Kids Program Director, Phillip Burrell. Burrell says he believes this new benchmark will really help...

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Raising The Bar

Posted by on Aug 18, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Each school year students and staff of The Partnership For Our Kids work to achieve bigger and better goals and the 2010-2011 academic year will be no different. This fall, All Our Kids will be raising the student GPA requirement from a 2.0 to a 2.5. “It has been something that we have discussed for a while now, and after seeing that our students were able to consistently average over a 2.5 GPA, we felt it was appropriate to raise our bar to better prepare them for success,” explains All Our Kids Program Director, Phillip Burrell. Burrell says he believes this new benchmark will really help...

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Partnership Student Receives Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

Posted by on Aug 11, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Partnership Student Receives Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Partnership high school graduate, Ceci Menjivar, for receiving the 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben/Horatio Alger Scholarship Award. Ceci is one of only 50 local students selected to receive this prestigious award. The mission of the Horatio Alger Association is “to provide scholarship assistance to deserving young people who have demonstrated integrity and determination in overcoming adversity in their lives and who have shown the academic potential and personal aspiration to make a unique contribution to society.” Ceci exemplifies this mission in every aspect of her life. As a child,...

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Today’s Lesson: Goal Setting

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in blog | 0 comments

Today’s Lesson: Goal Setting

It’s back to school for Winners Circle teachers and the lesson of the day is goal-setting! More than 250 teachers will take part in the goal setting review sessions that Winners Circle staff has begun hosting this week. “Obviously teachers already know how to write goals as part of their professional training,” says Goal Development Coordinator, Sue Lipsey. “Our trainings cover the standards Winners Circle requires.” These requirements include ensuring that the goal is appropriate for the student, that there is a means of measuring the goal, the goal is understandable for the student, parent...

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