Volume 4 - february 2019Trauma-Informed SchoolsSchool District 189Leadership:Arthur R. CulverSuperintendentTina FryeChief Human Resource OfficerKeisa GarrettChief of SchoolsJennifer BrumbackChief Academic OfficerSchool BoardMembers:Photo: Local champions for trauma-informed schools at East Side Aligned Community Forum presentation.Trauma describes a response to an experience or experiences, such as exposure to violence,that are so stressful that they overwhelm a person’s ability to cope (Nelsen & Glenn, 2013). Alarge number of students within School District 189 cope with Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs). Trauma has a profoundly negative impact on physical health and mental health.Childhood trauma directly impacts brain development and learning and can also impedeacademic success.It is important that educators and school support staff understand basics for responding toyouth exposed to stress and trauma so they can promote resiliency. This support includes acombination of protective factors that can enhance a child’s ability to cope or bounce backfrom the harmful effects of trauma.The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), Local 1220, School District 189, East Side Aligned andAlive & Well STL have partnered together to prioritize building trauma-informed schools andcommunity. So far the partnership has yielded the following: 40 School District 189 trainers trained 500 School District 189 staff trained 150 youth development workers trained(out-of-school time) 65 community members trainedKinnis Williams Sr.PresidentMarquitta McAfeeVice PresidentLaKeisha AdamsSecretaryVictoria ClayTreasurerLonzo GreenwoodMemberIrma GollidayMemberRC ClarkMemberCONTINUED, PAGE

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1Trauma-Informed SchoolsThe IFT training: Explains what trauma is and how it impacts brain development and learning; Emphasizes why educators and other stakeholders need to acknowledge trauma and its impacts; and Helps participants build trauma-informed and responsive schools and communities.Talk to your school administrators and staff to be sure a trauma-informed lens is part of your conversation at school. Connectto more resources by contacting the Family and Community Engagement Center at 314-646-3130.ESL and BilingualFast FactsDid you know? There are five different languages spoken among theESL and Bilingual Program Studies. These languages areSpanish, Akateco, Mam, Gujarati, and Kikuyu. The ESL and Bilingual Program provides services tostudents at four different schools: East St. Louis SeniorHigh, Mason Clark Middle, James Avant Elementary, andDr. Katie Harper Wright Elementary SchoolsFor more information, contact Katie Coyle [email protected]: Bilingual students on zoo field trip.SPED TipsBe mindful of the students’ disabilities when planning for instruction.During planning, the role of the special education teacher is to providestrategies for addressing the disabilities of the students as it relates tothese broad categories: processing, memory, language, and perceptualdisabilities.Accommodations are practices and procedures that fall into these areas:1) Timing/Scheduling,2) Setting,3) Presentation,4) ResponseAccommodations are intended to increase access to grade levelcontent for students who are potentially most impacted by conditionswhich interfere with them demonstrating knowledge. Accommodationsprovided to a student during state assessments should be similar to thoseprovided during classroom instruction and classroom assessments.However, some instructional accommodations are not appropriate foruse on state assessments.For more information, contact Kim Hopkins [email protected] 189 2february 2019

STAFF STARSAvant AcademicSchool Leadershipand Data TeamRecruitment FairThe annual East St. Louis School District Staff Recruitment Fair will be held on Saturday,March 23, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at East St. Louis Senior High School. The fair willinclude on-site interviews for the vacancies for the upcoming school year. All directors,administrators and staff members will represent their campuses or departments.Did you know that the majority of applicants say they were encouraged to apply by acurrent employee!Positive Parent: Alexandria TaylorEast St. Louis’ own Alexandria Taylor, oneof the volunteers for GEAR UP, has won thenational GEAR UP Family Leader of the YearAward and was honored at the NationalGEAR UP Convention in Washington D.C.Photo: Alexandria TaylorMrs. Taylor has volunteered in the EastSt. Louis School District for 16 years. Shehas held various positions including LeadParent, PTA President, and Parent Universitygraduate. Mrs. Taylor was the first GEAR UP189 Parent Fellow and is a staunch advocatefor the program. During her time with theprogram, she coined a catch phrase “inGEAR UP, we LOVE each other.”United Way CampaignThe East St. Louis School District met and surpassed our United Way Campaign goal for2018! We raised over 22,000! Thank you, everyone, for your help and contributions!Last year we had two school campuses break the 2,000 contribution level. This yearwe had three at that level and one who contributed over 3,000! Let’s give a specialshout out to these school campuses: Mason/Clark Middle School Avant Elementary School Dunbar Elementary SchoolThe Avant Academic School Leadershipand Data Team has been named a statewinner of the Those Who Excel Awardof Meritorious Service by the IllinoisState Board of Education. The sevenmember team has been recognizedfor their outstanding commitment anduse of data to drive student growth. Theteam includes: Charlotte Edwards (thenPrincipal), Quanshanda Nicholson (thenAssistant Principal), Barbara Outten(Instructional Coach), Charles Jennings(School Social Worker), Bonnie Granger(HAT Liaison), Arianna Taggert (SpecialEducation Teacher) and Kia Eiland(Kindergarten ESL Teacher).Those Who ExcelAward:Zandra Joshua-DavisBush Elementary teacher ZandraJoshua-Davis received the Those WhoExcel Award of Meritorious Service fromthe Illinois State Board of Education2018 for her classroom commitment toimproving student growth.Emerson Excellencein Teaching Award:Latia JacksonLatia Jackson of Mason/Clark Middlewas recognized with the EmersonExcellence in Teaching Award inNovember 2018. Ms. Jackson servesas the department head for ELA and isknown for supporting a culture of highexpectations.“Superb Showing” Award Winner! Raised over 3,000!“Consistent Contributor” Award Winner! Raised over 2,500!“Positive Participator” Award Winner! Raised over 2,100!february 2019SHINE 189 3

STUDENT SPOTLIGHTSCTE Nursing Student AwardeePhoto: L-R: Teacher Stephanie Tate-Pattersonand Diana Edmonds, CTE student.Diana Edmonds, Senior CNA student atEastside, was awarded the Dr. Helen NashHigh School Internship for Excellence inHealthcare. She participated in the paid,four-week internship during summer2018 with BJC Healthcare. Based on heroutstanding performance, BJC Healthcarehas asked her to return as a Patient Care Techon the NICU floor along with a scholarshipto cover tuition at St. Louis CommunityCollege, Forest Park Campus to completeher prerequisites for Nursing School. Shewill then transfer to the Goldfarb Schoolof Nursing at Barnes Jewish for her BSNdegree. Diana is mentored by StephanieTate-Patterson, CNA Coordinator.Platinum Chef CompetitionThe East St. Louis Senior High School culinary team was one of eight competing inthe Platinum Chef Competition in October at SWIC-Granite City. The Flyers wereawarded 2nd place overall and Best Salad in the event! Tenth grader Isaiah Hayneswas also awarded the Competition MVP as well as Team MVP. The team is guided byGregory Clemons, Culinary Arts instructorNAACP Rising StarZ’Sanique Sanders, 10th grader at East St. Louis Senior High, has been named asthe Rising Star Awardee by the NAACP. Z’Sanique serves on the Illinois State Boardof Education Student Advisory Council and the Superintendent’s Student AdvisoryCouncil.NAACP Scholarship AwardsPhoto: NAACP Scholarship recipients.Coach of the Year:Jamila TillmanCoach Tillman has been namedthe IESA (Illinois Elementary SchoolAssociation) 2018 Coach of the Year forBoys Basketball. This coach successfulled the Mason/Clark Middle School7th grade boys basketball team to be2018 IESA Boys Basketball RegionalChampions, Sectional Champions andan Elite 8 Finalist. Coach Tillman isthe first female to ever coach a boysbasketball team in Illinois history. Tocelebrate, Mason/Clark Middle Schooland the City of East St. Louis honoredher by declaring November 28, 2018 asJamila Tillman Day.Educator ResourceJournal Contributor:Nicole KeysNicole Keys, music teacher at Dr. KatieHarper Wright Elementary School,has been featured in the November/December 2018 edition of Music K-8, aresource magazine for elementary andmiddle school music teachers. Theteacher’s Christmas script and songsused from their holiday program lastyear was highlighted as a resource formusic educators. The feature includeda picture of Ms. Keys with some of herstudents at the program.NAACP Honoree:Charlotte EdwardsCharlotte Edwards has been named asthe Education Award honoree by theEast St. Louis Branch of the NAACP. Ms.Edwards has served as a District 189principal for a number of years, mostrecently at James Avant ElementarySchool and currently serves at theSchool Turnaround Specialist within theDistrict.Four East St. Louis Senior High School Seniors have been awarded NAACPscholarships. The students received their scholarships at the 64th Annual FreedomFund Awards Banquet. Awardees include: Keshaun McCray - 1st Place - James Lewis Essay Scholarship ( 2500) Valerie Bownes - 2018 Honorable Mention James Lewis Award ( 500) Erica Newbern - 2nd Place - Charles H. Lawson III Scholarship ( 1000) Ti’aja Fairlee - 2018 Honorable Mention Charles H. Lawson Award ( 500)SHINE 189 4february 2019

Student Athletic AcesLincoln 8th grade girls basketball teamwere named IESA Class 4A runner-up statechampions for 2018. The team is led byhead coach Andrela Spencer with JadaMiller as assistant coach.Photo: Lincoln 8th Grade Girls Basketball team and coaches.Three Eastside students competed at the 2018AAU Junior Olympic Games and all earned titlesas National All-Americans for finishing in the topeight in finals for their events. Darrion Williamsfinished eighth in the triple jump for the 17-18 agegroup. Fellow teammate Marcus Lamply finishedfifth in the 400 meters in the 17-18 age group.Willie Johnson won the national title for the 400meter in the 15-16 age group with a time of 47.8seconds. They are coached by Barry Malloyd.Photo: National Track All-Americans Marcus Lampley, Willie Johnson andDerrion Williams with coachesEastside girls track team, led by Head Coach NinoFennoy, secured second place at the Class 2A girlstrack and field championships in spring 2018. Sixindividual medals were earned, including seniorEvangelynn Harris named as champion in shotput with 46-1.25 feet and as second in discus witha throw of 133-5 feet. The 1,600 meter relay teambeat out the defending champions, winning thatevent to secure the second place overall teamfinish. Zhakeya Hawkins, 7th grader at Lincoln Middle School, advanced to state in cross country.She is coached by Rodney Burrell. The Mason/Clark Middle School 8th grade boys basketball team, coached by Ferris Williams,won regionals. The Mason/Clark Middle School 7th grade boys basketball team, coached by Kelvin Rodgers,won sectionals and compete in the state quarter finals. The East St. Louis Senior High School football team, lead by head coach Darren Sunkett,advanced to the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs. Darrell Simmons signed with Iowa State, Demond Taylor signed with Northern Illinois,Sydney Houston signed to McKendree, Devin Hunt signed to SIU Carbondale (all football);Terrence Hargrove, Jr. signed with SLU (basketball).february 2019SHINE 189 5

Excellence Recognitions forSchool Year 2018NWEA Teachers of the Year:Elementary: Terri McNealSecondary: Cindy StevensonTeachers who had 20% or more of their students meet or exceed on PARCC:Officer: Rhonda RichmondDunbar: Kimmerly Akins and Jerry PruettWright: Lue Foggie and Tiffany JacksonLincoln: Anjanette WhiteMason/Clark: Latia Jackson and Cindy StevensonExcellence Awards:Vivian Adams: Karen Luna and Burtinna HensonAvant: Lonnie Johnson and Elesia Golliday-BrownBush: Betha Steward and Marquata HudsonDunbar: Stephanie Keeler and Joyce Waddy-BownesOfficer: Ashley Daniels and Margaret CareyWright: Ongelique Kidd and Christine ThomasLincoln: Robbie Edmonds and Dakeesha WrenMason/Clark: Martisha Smith and Andrea CallahanYounge: William Ford and Karima TuckerEastside: Candice Deboise and Whitnee JonesBoard: Nicole Young, Denisa Huff, Geneva Morgan,LaTongia Spencer, Audrey Jackson-Luster, Christiane Young, Katie Coyle, Kurt Warner,Duane McGowan, Stan Williams, Craig Appleton and Jacqueline JonesSHINE 189 6february 2019

Celebrating Career& Technical EducationDid you know that February is the month when schools across the country will celebrate Career and Technical Education(CTE) Month? This is an annual celebration of CTE professionals, students, and industry partners. During February, wenot only raise awareness of Career and Technical Education’s crucial role in preparing the nation for economic successand increasing our workforce competitiveness, but bring to light stories of leadership and excellence from educatorsand students across the country.“The East St. Louis Senior High School Career and Technical Education Department prepares students to help closethe skills gap and prepares an adaptable and employable workforce,” noted DeKiethrich Lockett, Career and TechnicalEducation Director. CTE offers potential for several reasons and prepares students for a wide variety of in-demandcareer fields, from health care to culinary arts to industrial trades.The School District 189 CTE Department prepares students at the high school in the following: Audio-Visual, Automotive,Business, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical Trades, Health Occupations (CNA), and Welding. Studentswho are enrolled in our programs have the opportunity to graduate high school as AWS Certified Welders, Illinois StateLicensed Cosmetologists, Illinois State Certified Nursing Assistants, NCCER Certified Construction Professionals, andSerosae Certified Food Handlers and Food Managers. We have additional certifications pending in all of our programs.Aside from earning certifications, our students also currently have the ability to earn Dual Credit via SWIC in Construction,Electrical Trades, Audio-Visual, Nursing Assistant, Welding, and Business.Lockett added, “In recognition of National CTE Month, our department will begin offering an abundance of services tothe community. These services will be executed by our advanced students under the direct supervision of our certifiedinstructors. The services offered will be at a student rate and will not only provide great benefits to the consumer, butwill afford our students the opportunity to showcase their abilities.” Services will be offered during school hours onlyand will be available on specific days. The programs participating at this time are: Audio-Visual, Automotive, Business,Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, and Welding.Photo: CTE Nursing students with CNA Coordinator StephanieTate-Patterson.february 2019Photo: Blake Zettler, first certified welding student of the year, with WeldingInstructor David KolesonSHINE 189 7

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Tate-Patterson, CNA Coordinator. Platinum Chef Competition The East St. Louis Senior High School culinary team was one of eight competing in the Platinum Chef Competition in October at SWIC-Granite City. The Flyers were awarded 2nd place overal