CCS-America ended Quarter 1 with its annual Shakespeare Week! Students and staff celebrated with a performance by a court jester from No Sleeves Magic, a presentation from Cape Fear Raptor Center, crafts, and activities capturing life during the 1500 to 1600s!
Students in 6th-8th grade read several Shakespearean plays in their entirety, and some middle school classes even prepared a Shakespeare Showcase for the elementary students. K-5th graders read grade-level-adapted Shakespearean plays and made crafts corresponding with their play. Students learned so much while celebrating the life of the greatest writer in the history of the English language, William Shakespeare!
Check out pictures from the week below!
Charters in the News
Check out the links below to see what is happening with charter schools throughout the country!
Mr. Baker Mitchell, RBA Founder, wrote an Op-Ed published throughout the country on how direct instruction and the classical “trivium” would improve America’s schools. Read more here.
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shared results of a national survey of more than 1,200 district and charter school teachers. Check out their key insights here.
Students of the Month
Virtue is an important part of the CCS-America curriculum. Each month, students are recognized for displaying a specific character trait that they are not only learning and practicing, but also recite daily in our Pledge.
September’s character trait was Loyalty. Students who are loyal show commitment, even in difficult times. Loyalty is seen in the Pledge as “I Pledge to be obedient and loyal to those in authority.” Students apply these words to their everyday lives by keeping their commitments, helping those in need, and caring about others.
Congratulations to all of these students who demonstrated exemplary loyalty. Check them out on the links below!