Childhood 2.0 - Facilitated Discussion
On Tuesday, March 29, CCS hosted a virtual, facilitated discussion about “Childhood 2.0,” a documentary film released in 2020. This film examines some of the real-life issues facing kids today — including cyberbullying, online predators, suicidal ideation, and more.
As COVID-19 constrains us indoors and we’re spending more time online, we believe it’s important for our students to gain a better understanding of how social media platforms work and how they might be impacting our thinking, our emotions, and our relationships. Now more than ever, it is essential for students and families to learn strategies for caring for the mind and body in this digital age. We believe this is a critical discussion to have as a school community.
We'd like to thank these local panelists for their participation:
- Stephanie Wrogg - CHS Student
- Catherine Schmidt from Yoga Zen
- Katey McPherson from Bark
- Dr. Mark Steenwyk from Pine Rest
- Mr. Chris McKenna, Founder of Protect Young Eyes
If you were unable to join us for the Childhood 2.0 Facilitated Discussion, you can find a link to the recording and FAQ document below.
Dialogue with Doc
Spring Dialogue with Doc Sessions:
This past March we held two Dialogue with Doc sessions at our new Administration Building to allow families a chance to ask questions and hear about spring updates in our district. If you missed either of these sessions but are still interested in learning about what was presented, you can find links to the slideshow presentation and a recording of one of the sessions on our website. There you will also find a list of FAQs gathered from the different sessions.
Safety Dialogue with Doc Session
In light of recent school attacks in our state and the large number of threats that are coming in towards schools around the state, we conducted an additional Dialogue with Doc and the Deputy session focused solely on school safety. Dr. Martin, along with Deputy Frederick from the Kent County Sheriff Department was available on Thursday, December 16th at 6:00 pm in the Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center, to allow families an opportunity to hear about safety protocols in place for Caledonia Community Schools and ask questions.
We understand the very real pressure and fear that our students are feeling and know that our parents and staff are equally concerned. We remain committed to the safety of all students and staff. Our collaborative relationship with local law enforcement and the community is a big part of keeping our schools safe. We hope you can join us for this informative meeting and open dialogue session with local law enforcement professionals.
Fall Dialogue with Doc Sessions
This fall, Dr. Martin hosted 5 different Dialogue with Doc sessions. If you missed any of our Dialogue with Doc Sessions but are still interested in learning about what was presented, you can find links to the slideshow presentation and a recording of one of the sessions on our website. There you will also find a list of FAQs gathered from the different sessions.
ESSER Community Forum (May)
ESSER Listening Tour (January)
Caledonia Community Schools is launching a listening tour to get public input on the use of ESSER III funding. We have set up 3 forums: one for our students, one for our staff, and one for our community, to engage in meaningful consultation with each stakeholder group and take into account their input.
Based on feedback from the ESSER community survey, our presentation will focus on 4 key areas:
- Strengthening our Instructional Core
- Multi-Tiered Student Supports & Interventions
- High-Quality Career Pathways
- Community Opportunities
Virtual Community Forum:
Wednesday, January 26
6:00 pm via Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 810 4460 5827 Passcode: 910739
Community Center Groundbreaking
October 27, 2021
9757 Kraft Ave
Social Dilemma - December 2020
If you were unable to join us for the Social Dilemma Facilitated Discussion on December 10th, 2020, check out the link to the recording and FAQ document below. You do not want to miss the wisdom of the panelists and the students who gave us insight into how social media impacts them.