Mar 03, 2019 05:43PM
● By Joe Alvarez
As we enter March, I am are very appreciative to our students and staff for all their hard work. The first semester of this school year has given us much to be proud of in the area of activities and athletics. We have great students at College Park High School High who represent our community in the right way. Please come out and support our students in their different activities this spring. Going forward this month, we are anticipating exciting events such as our multicultural rally, which represents the rich diversity and culture of our student body, as well our junior prom, which gives our junior class an opportunity to celebrate their junior year.
We at CPHS embrace ALL, with an environment of inclusion and celebrating each other’s differences. On February 22, we celebrated our first Gay-Straight Alliance Showcase, with over 150 students and adults coming onto our campus and engaging in great dialogue and breakout sessions. Much of what I do at College Park High School is ensure we have a high level of learning and overall strong academic program. Along those same lines, I work tirelessly to reduce the relationship gap that can occur on any campus, especially on one the size of CPHS. During our upcoming staff professional development day, the Rainbow Community Center will provide training on how we can support all students in their socio-emotional development, become more familiar with terms that refer to various gender identities, and reflect on the knowledge, resources, and boundaries that we create in our classrooms and school in supporting ALL students. It is both a journey and a challenge to create a culture not just of tolerance but also of full acceptance. I greatly look forward to this ongoing journey.
As we already begin to plan for next year and develop our action plan, I am attending a conference with district personnel to study and learn more about linked learning, which is essentially how multiple curricular areas can work together to best prepare our students to be both college and career ready. Go Falcons! #Weareone
Joseph G. Alvarez