Inspiring Kerry James Marshall Exhibit @MOCA

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Students from 10th and 11th grade enjoyed this major retrospective of Chicago artist Marshall, and of course the escape from school on a sunny spring day! The 2-hour bus ride to downtown was not fun, but experiencing such thought-provoking art with peers is always a treat. Chaperones had a relaxing lunch at the Grand Central Market, and all hope the Angels’ Flight gets back in service soon: that’s a steep hill back up to meet the bus!!

360 photos by teacher Paola Prato

AOAT Hosts Samueli Academy

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Samueli Academy, a Public Charter High School in Santa Ana that focuses on engineering and design pathways, visited Cleveland High School to learn about AOAT, and how our California Partnership Academy operates. Our Student Ambassadors gave them a tour of our campus and provided them with an introduction to what our learning community is all about. Our Coordinators and Lead Teachers hosted a lunch session to answer questions and mentor their team in planning curriculum connections. Connecting with other schools also helps us think about ways to enhance AOAT.

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Peer Mentors Off and Running

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On Wednesday, the first Peer Mentor Meeting was held in A-2 and A-3. Students from every grade came and participated, mentors and mentees. A workshop was provided where the mentees got to talk to some of the mentors and interact with them. Overall, many more students showed up than last year’s launch which shows great involvement. Mentor meetings are every Wednesdays in A-2.

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CHS Students Care About Global Human Rights

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On April 7th Cleveland Charter hosted a very special event that brought Media Academy, AOAT, Be The Conscious Change Club, Taking Action Club, and the TIME Club together. Birgitta Olsson, one of the founding members of the International Youth Media Summit, presented “Self Images & Human Rights – Creative Force Collaborations”.  This dynamic activist from Sweden is a leader in facilitating workshops around the world where teams of students from diverse cultures produce short films together to express their desires for a better world.

Birgitta welcomed students from these diverse Cleveland High School groups to learn more and get involved. Next a panel of AOAT students presented about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then the other club representatives talked about projects for students to participate in to help improve the world.

After these presentations, students broke up into smaller groups to discuss ten specific issues, from poverty and the environment to violence and discrimination, as well as youth empowerment, education and rights for the under represented. Student facilitators led these brainstorm sessions, then each student created a message card with images or words to express their ideas about how to implement change. Finally the participants took their cards to the quad and fastened them to a line to share with other students.

The Cleveland “Global Summit” was organized by Evelyn Seubert of Media Academy, and Gabriela Rosillo and Laura Neustaedter of the Academy of Art and Technology. It was an inspiring occasion and students took away a new understanding of how they as individuals can effect change.