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BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL
BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS • Wear your mask! • Social distance! • Wash your hands/sanitize your hands! • Cough/sneeze into your mask/crook of elbow!
CCLT CULTURE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP TEAM • December 7, 2020 • 60 plus students, parents, faculty, and administrators met on ZOOM. • January 20, 2021
CULTURE CLIMATE LEADERSHIP TEAM Asian Student Association Best Buddies Black Student Union Class Councils 9 th, 10 th, 11 th, 12 th Grades Christian Student Union Executive Council Friends of Rachel Girl Up Gender Sexuality Alliance International Club Jewish Student Union Latino Student Union Mosaic Club Muslim Student Association Women's Awareness
§ Assemble a diverse group of staff and students to share ideas together. § Create and implement policies/ideas to PURPOSE of CCLT improve the culture climate at BHS for ALL staff and students. § Review Data from CC survey, YRBS, and Faculty Survey to inform policy changes and recommendations. § Report back to your clubs/groups/departments on what we are doing.
§ We are continuing to display DISTRICT FOCUS Artifacts, photos, artwork, communications, etc. will reflect the Districts vision and mission related diversity, equity, and inclusion student art work in the Hallways as part of our Nancy Beck Grant money to frame pieces. However, we are doing it with an eye, specific to diversity and making sure our community is being represented, racially, religiously, culturally, etc. in the artwork we choose to display.
§ Create a survey and ask ALL FACULTY to take it. Compare faculty perceptions with student perceptions of BHS (safe, student voice, HW, posting grades, etc. ) § Make signs for the bathrooms indicating what 2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR to do if the bathrooms are NOT clean, out of paper, not working, graffiti, etc. Dr. Hall will approach our custodial crew about concerns and possible interventions for us to work together. § Post the larger SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE and See something say something posters around school and in prime locations and major hallway areas, etc.
§ Post larger HALLWAY Expectation 2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR signs around the school, emphasize what we are trying to accomplish at the start of year meetings and during HR meetings, emphasize the kind of school we want for everyone, etc. § We will post NO VAPING signs in bathrooms and LOCK UP your valuable signs in the locker rooms and outside locker rooms and emphasize this at all start of year meetings and HR meetings.
§ Continue to frame and post S 2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR student artwork throughout the building. § Diversity and Equity emphasis § Pictures of students. § Add wall murals to hallways.
§ We will sort the data by various subgroups to see if there are major differences in the data reported. § We will work with counselors on improving 2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR a system for students to drop by the office and get basic questions answered. § We will emphasize to students at 1 st day meetings and in HR meetings about financial help available, including lunches and trips, etc. and the forms available to get this assistance.
§ We will emphasize our new Incident Reporting Forms at first day meetings and HR meetings and in seminars/link this year. 2019 -2020 SCHOOL YEAR § CLUB LEADERSHIP § Review what the CCLT/PLT group did this summer and emphasize how we need a TEAM effort in making our culture climate better at BHS. Being aware of behaviors, how to report incidents sooner rather than later, working together to make us an incredible place to go to school for everyone!
§ Mental health concerns § Stress relief/anxiety in the school. February 2019 § Vaping § Racial Tensions § Disciplinary consequences consistent across grade levels, alphabet, and other demographic categories. § Culturally Responsive Curriculum
§ COVID-19 Pandemic and School – 1 st Quarter… what is the status of our Culture and Climate at this time? § What are the greatest stressors for students when it comes to school this year? What practices have made it difficult to manage the demands of school at this time? § https: //my. thoughtexchange. com/625076000 TODAY § What is working for students this year? What practices have teachers/the school developed that have made things easier for students to manage the demands of school at this time? § https: //my. thoughtexchange. com/853893595 § FLEX A/FLEX B OR ONE FLEX? What makes more sense? What is better for students? § https: //my. thoughtexchange. com/329927020
§ What is the District doing in terms of addressing Culturally Responsive and Culturally Relevant Curriculum? Curriculum that reflects ALL of the students we have in our courses here at BHS (K-12). § ELA – Mrs. Wiggins § Social Studies – Mr. Hiller Long Term Goal K-12: Develop and incorporate culturally responsive curriculum and teaching practices across the PK-12 experience with students and families.
§ Social Studies Department § Race Class Inequities § 1964 Race Riots and Segregated City § Monroe County Schools developed inquiries to tackle this § 8 th, 11 th, Economics § Rochester based – local history § Red lining, covenants, local based § April/May roll out material § Teachers working together to learn the subject matter. NOTES from Departments § English Department § Unified approach to the N-word. § Not Light But Fire – book read. § 21 st Century Themes in ELA 9, 10, 11 § Updated texts with diverse topics/authors/perspectives § Coming of AGE units – 10 th grades § House on Mango Street – Latin Author § Lit circles with books that are much more inclusive and diverse. § Sexuality, Gender § Empathy Units – 11 th grade § Race, ethnicity, culture, gender, agism, ableism, etc. § Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
§ Mental Health challenges and COVID – What are we doing? – C. Stern and J. Viggiani. § Major issue for CCLT in Spring 2019. § NEXT MEETING § January 20, 2021 § What is the District doing in terms of Anti-biased and Anti-racist education and professional development with staff? Students? – T. Hall
What will be the next Brighton Mascot?
1/18 1/20 1/21 1/28 1/29 2/1 BRIGHTON HIGH SCHOOL UPCOMING EVENTS Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Schools closed) __________________ BHS PTSA Meeting with the Principal – BHS Counselors will join Dr. Hall for a presentation on the 2021 -2022 program planning/course selection timeline. BHS College and Career Night – ZOOM 8 th Grade Parent Night – For current 8 th grade parents with children coming to BHS in the FALL of 2021 BHS Second Marking Period Ends First day of the 3 rd Marking Period/Start of 2 nd Noon & 7: 00 PM 6 -9 PM 6: 00 PM