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Brashear High School

Pittsburgh, Pa

September & October Newsletter

11th Grade-Class of 2018

Program Information: Ms. Hoffman has taken on the role has mentor2.0 teacher
for the 11th grade matches. Class is held on Friday’s during class time. Events con-
tinue to meet once a month on a Wednesday evening. Ms. White helps with the after
school events!
Highlights: This is the inaugural group of mentees and mentors for the mentor2.0
at Brashear High School. Over the past 3 years matches have developed strong
relationships and are planning the mentees future together. 11th grade curriculum
really focuses on the mentees future and what it will look like.
Messages: The months of September and October mentees were reconnecting
with their mentors in their weekly messages. Mentees wrote a reflection to their
mentor about what they are most looking forward to this year, created accounts on
the following resources: Big Future, Khan Academy, and College Raptor, ( all post-
secondary option resources). analyzed a story to determine how differences can be
used to positively impact learning and relationships.
Event #1: Matches met for the first time this academic year. Matches indulged in
one of the highlight meals-Moes! Matches reconnected and updated each other on
what’s been happening since they last met in May. Matches built a mentor and
mentee community using a road map of important milestones during their 11th grade
year, and identified and discussed goals for this year. Lastly mentors expressed
last year that mentee open up more when there is free time ( i.e. playing basketball
outside) so matches had the opportunity for some free time.
Match Numbers: As of the first Event there are currently 57 matches participating
in the mentor2.0 program.
Upcoming Dates: The November 11th Grade Event date is Wednesday, November
2nd.

10th Grade-Class of 2019

Program Information: Ms. Hoffman continues in the role has mentor2.0 teacher for
the 10th grade matches. Program is held on Friday’s during class time. Events con-
tinue to meet once a month on a Wednesday evening.
Highlights: Students continue to be very excited about the program. Many students
were surprised that their same mentor came back for year 2!
Messages: The months of September and October mentees were spent reconnect-
ing with their mentors in their weekly messages. Mentees shared about their summer
vacation, diagramed the challenges they experienced in 9th grade and created solu-
tions to address them in 10th grade, completed a growth mindset self-assessment
and share reflections with their mentors , reflected on what they learned through the
self-assessment process, identified ways that they and their mentor can improve as
a pair over this next year, and examined and understand the SMART goal frame-
work.
Event #1: Matches met for the first time this academic year. Matches indulged in
one of the highlight meals-Moes! Matches reconnected and updated each other on
what’s been happening since they last met in May. Matches used a road map of im-
portant milestones during their 10th grade year, and identified and discussed goals
for this year. Lastly matches had fun creating a tangram house. Once they put the
pieces together for the tangram house they wrote advice to the new 9th grade
matches. The tangram houses will be put up at the first 9th grade event!
Match Numbers: As of the first Event there are 55 10th grade matches participat-
ing in the mentor2.0 program. We will continue to match new students throughout
the year.
Upcoming Dates: The November 10th Grade Event date is Wednesday, Novem-
ber 16th.

9th Grade-Class of 2020

Program Information: Mr. Pierce has taken on the role as new 9th grade men-
tor2.0 teacher for the 9th grade matches. Class is held on Wednesday’s during
class time. Events will meet once a month on a Tuesday evening.
Highlights: There was a lot of anxiousness and excitement for the first event and
engagement for the program!
Messages: During the months of September and October mentees learned about
mentor2.0 and their mentors. Their weekly messages surrounded lessons such
as : defining what a mentor is, articulating the goals and purpose of the program,
completing mentee application, creating an “I Am From” poem that identified and
described where they came from, created and analyzed an “I Am” poster that iden-
tifies and describes key qualities that they currently exhibit, and analyzed a story to
determine how cultural worldview, assumptions, and communication errors impact
our interactions with other people.
Event #1: The first Event was a hit. The matches enjoyed eating Moe’s for din-
ner. They engaged in a getting to know you activity. Then matches competed
against one another in “Human Bingo.” Lastly matches completed a “Pair Commit-
ment Sheet” and discussed what each of the commitments meant to each person
and why they might be important in the relationship building process.
Match Numbers: As of the first Event there are 46 9th grade matches participat-
ing in the mentor2.0 program. We will continue to match throughout the year.
Upcoming Dates: The November 9th grade Event date is Tuesday, November
29th.

Summer Jobs for You!

2016 Learn and Earn

Summer Youth Employment Program

FACT SHEET

What are the dates of the summer program?  The first day of employment is June 27, 2016, and the last day of employment is August 5, 2016. In the week prior to the start of the summer employment (June 20 – June 24, 2016), it is expected that youth will be provided with orientation as well as work-readiness training.

What are the pay rates? Tiers 1 and 2 participants are paid $7.25 per hour and may work 5 hours a day, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch, for a total of 25 hours a week, Monday through Friday. Prior to worksite placement, the youth will receive 12 hours of work-readiness training paid at $6 per hour. Tier 3 youth are paid $8.50 per hour and may work as many as 20 hours per week. Tier 3 youth also will receive 24 hours of work-readiness training paid at $8.50 an hour prior to their worksite placement and throughout the 6-week program. Internship starting and ending times will vary according to the worksites.

Who can apply? City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County residents who will be at least 14 years old, and no older than 21 years old, as of June 27, 2016.

What kinds of jobs may be available? The internships will be concentrated in 14 career tracks based on the growing or trending occupations in the Pittsburgh area: Customer Service; Education; Community Development (Government and Non-profit); Health Care; Human Services; Information Technology; Insurance; Park Management; Public Works; Recreation; Public Safety; Labor/Trades; Financial/Banking/Legal; and Marketing.

When and where can I apply?  This year, Learn and Earn offers an online application process. Youth applicants can sign up with an email address, complete, and submit their application at the link provided: www.jobs4summer.org

Applicants can complete the online application using a computer, tablet, or smartphone and can securely upload required eligibility documents to their application profile.

Applicants requiring additional assistance in completing the online application can go to any of the following locations listed below from April 19 through May 9, 2016. Applications must be submitted with the required documentation or the application will be disqualified. Applicants who are younger than 18 years of age must submit a parent consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian. The template can be found in the online application from.

Download the full file here!

Summer Job for youth

Brashear’s Getting Green!

This weekend, we built an edible schoolyard garden with a six foot fence on our campus (between behind the auto cage and the base of the steps from the courtyard- where our outdoor classroom used to be years ago) and began clearing out the flower beds in the front of the school by our main entrance.  (there are only a few more feet to go on the flower bed- looking for a few volunteers this week to help finish that!)  It was a great day that I got to share with some amazing people who worked to make our beautiful Brashear even more beautifulER!

I am honored to send the following MEGA superstar shout outs to the staff and students who ROCKED our garden adventure this weekend!

Staff

  • Mr. Papariella and his rockstar staff
  • Ms. Carnevali and her adorable boys Gus and Simon
  • Ms. Kurzawski
  • Ms. Tsipras and her adorable boy Elias
  • Ms. Lukas, and her adorable family- Mr. Lukas, Rosie and her friend Laura
  • Ms. Stanley
  • Mr. McGogney
  • Nurse Lane and Mr. Lane​
  • Jon, Sophia, and Zoe Fabyonic

 

Mr. Lipovsky, Ms. DeIuliis and Mr. Cupps, thanks also for your help along the way!

Students (apologies for misspellings!)

  • Tarira and Tafara Bundridge
  • Destiney Perez
  • Lillie Zawojski
  • Teeba Al Baka
  • The entire Paez Family- Jesus, Brian, their little sister and father

and of course, the Entire Green Building Alliance, USGBC and Green Apple Day of Service friends who came to work tirelessly on our campus.  

Please look forward to joining us for our next adventure!  I will try to pull something together for Earth Day which is in Friday April 22.

Everyone, especially the kids (staff families and students alike!) all seemed to really enjoy the day.  Please enjoy the pictures!  And understand that I may be the world’s WORST photographer…there are many more pictures I will try to send out a few more once I get them all together!

 

Maria Fabyonic, M.Ed.

Pittsburgh Brashear

Special Education Department 

 

Are you ready for GirlGov 2016?

Applications are NOW available for GirlGov 2016. This year’s program kicks off with a trip to Harrisburg June 12th thru June 16th!

This program is open to all girls entering 9th-12th grade in the Fall of 2016 who live in Southwest PA and there is no fee to participate. Click here for more information and to apply by April 29, 2016.

Participants will visit the State Capitol and learn first-hand how government works – directly from the legislators, staff, and others who work in state government, including women who help run the state!

In addition to the Harrisburg trip, this year-round program will allow girls to learn about government, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, women’s history, and leadership.

Then, participants will meet monthly starting in September, to discuss and plan a project to create change collectively and individually in their own communities.
Since 2009, GirlGov girls have:

  • Traveled to Harrisburg annually to shadow state legislators and to advocate for policy changes to improve the lives of women and girls in their own communities – and across the state;
  • Advocated for Sarah’s Bill (written by a GirlGov participant, to institute a Restraining Order law in PA – one of only 12 states that did not offer such protections);
  • Met with and learned from local, state, and national women in political careers;
  • Organized Pittsburgh’s first International Day of the Girl Celebration in 2013 (and are currently planning Pittsburgh’s 2015 Celebration);
  • Attended an invitation-only mentoring luncheon at the White House;
  • Raised local awareness of the conflict in Syria;
  • and much more.

The program is open to all girls entering 9th-12th grade in the Fall of 2016 who live in Southwest Pennsylvania. There is NO fee to participate!  

Click here to apply. Past GirlGovers are welcome to apply.