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  • Please join us at Tufts Community Day this Sunday, September 22!
  • Brooks School fifth graders Kaitlyn Alves and Lila Armit are student leaders and members of the Brooks Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. They organized a fundraiser to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. The girls held a bake sale at the Running of the Leprechauns 5K Road Race. They sold delicious homemade cupcakes and cookies, raising an impressive total of $272 for the hospital. This was the second year the girls sold baked goods for a worthy cause.
  • The CCSR would like to acknowledge the Foundation Trust for giving us $1,500 to be able to host LGBTQ+ trainings, hosted by PFLAG, for the faculty and staff at Medford High School and the McGlynn Middle School.  Also, due to the generosity of the Foundation Trust, PFLAG will be coming to the aforementioned schools to do a panel discussion around LGBTQ+ topics to further support our LGBTQ+ students.  The remainder of the funds from the Foundation Trust will go toward buying materials for Diversity Week at the high school.  We are very appreciative to the Foundation Trust for their financial support.
  • Third graders Audrey Adkins and Nadia Aquil are student leaders and members of the Brooks Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility Organization. Their project this year was to hold a Cookies for Cancer bake sale to raise money for the LUNGevity Foundation. The foundation is the nation's leading lung cancer-focused nonprofit. It changes outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support. The girls raised a whopping $225 for the cause at the March 12th Teacher Professional Development Day. Great job, Audrey and Nadia!!
  • Brooks School fifth graders Mia Armit and Anna Schlenker are student leaders and members of the Brooks Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. They shared a Power Point with recent research on the dangers of too much screen time to Brooks students. The project helped their peers reconsider the amount of their daily screen time.
  • Welcome back to school everybody! To all students: the first CCSR meeting will be this Wednesday, September 4 after school!
  • Delilah and Isabella Putnam Bagley Brooks School second grader Isabella Putnam Bagley and her fifth grade sister Delilah Putnam Bagley are student leaders and members of the Brooks Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility. Their project this year is called Words of Kindness. The girls have created beautiful posters with inspirational quotes on them. It’s a project to help everyone, the kind and the not so kind. The sisters hope they will have a positive effect on students and make them think about their actions. These wonderfully painted posters will be hung throughout the school sometime next week. They will be a fantastic addition to our school community. Thank you, Isabella and Delilah!
  • Brooks School third graders Erin Alves and Margaret Owens, along with fourth graders Valerie Bzomowski and Carina Lewis are student leaders and members of the Brooks Center of Citizenship and Social Responsibility. They helped Michael Durham (Director of Veteran Services) place hundreds of American flags on veteran graves leading up to Memorial Day.  Normally, the American Legion volunteers place all the flags. However, the aging demographics of  Legion volunteers made them happily welcome some youthful energy.
  • The CCSR in scholastic news!

Tufts University Shoutout

Thank you to Tufts University Community Relations for the shout-out! Read what they had to say below.  
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CCSR Shoutout by Mayor Burke

Read Mayor Burke's comments about the CCSR and the 3D Illusion Crosswalk project in the Facebook post below: https://www.facebook.com/mayorburke/photos/a.1679190082323215/2380307058878177/?type=3&theater
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Foundation Trust Grant

  The CCSR would like to acknowledge the Foundation Trust for giving us $1,500 to be able to host LGBTQ+ trainings, hosted by PFLAG, for the faculty and staff at Medford High School and the McGlynn Middle School. Also, due to the generosity of the Foundation Trust, PFLAG will be coming to the aforementioned schools ...
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CCSR 3D Illusion Crosswalk Project Featured in Scholastic News

The 3D Illusion Crosswalk Project that has garnered national attention is now featured on the September 2, 2019 issue of the Scholastic News Edition 5/6! Subscribers can access this article by clicking on the following link: https://sn56.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/090219.html
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Medford Slavery Memorial Project Reveal

Medford high school students Jenny Lu and Joe Schmidt and Brooks elementary school students Liam Brady and Jasmine Hagbourne stand next to the Medford Slavery Memorial in Salem Street Burying Ground. Photo credit to Erin Clark for WBUR   On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, CCSR students Jenny Lu, Joseph Schmidt, Jasmine Hagbourne, and Liam Brady unveiled the ...
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3D Crosswalk Project Featured in News

The 3D Crosswalk Project started by Brooks CCSR students Eric and Isa has gained a lot of attention as the crosswalk was finished in April, 2019. There are multiple news articles on the crosswalks: https://patch.com/massachusetts/medford/3-d-crosswalk-installed-outside-medford-school https://boston.curbed.com/2019/4/23/18512272/medford-3d-crosswalks https://whdh.com/news/medford-elementary-school-students-see-3d-crosswalk-plan-come-to-life/   And there is a NowThis video about the crosswalk: Your browser does not support the video tag. ...
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Stone Zoo Donations

This group of 4th and 5th-grade CCSR students wanted to do something to help endangered animals, and after some internet research, they found out that the Franklin Park Zoo and the Stone Zoo collect used cell phones to save gorilla habitats. To start, they printed up some coloring pages of gorillas for younger students to ...
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The Mustang Way Assembly

The CCSR recently held their first annual Mustang Way Assembly on February 13th at the McGlynn Middle School and on March 6th at the Andrews Middle School. Facilitated by Michael Skorker, the CCSR Director, with the help of McGlynn Middle School's CCSR Advisor Meghan Olsen and the Andrews Middle School's CCSR Advisor Ms. Pourali-Bacon, the assembly ...
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Reports on Social-Emotional Learning and Self-Esteem in the Classroom

The following are reports written by a Medford Public Schools staff member on the effect of Mirror Neurons on Social-Emotional Learning and the Importance of Self-Esteem:   Mirror Neurons & SEL-3 Self-Esteem in the Classroom
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Plastic Bag Ordinance Update: Victory!

Last year, Medford's city council unanimously supported a motion to draft a plastic bag ordinance started by Rubia Fernandes. Fernandes started an online petition in her junior year, which has amassed over 600 supporters After a year of working on this project, the ordinance has made significant progress, getting an official signature from Mayor Stephanie Muccini ...
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CCSR Eighth Grade Open House

Last night MHS/MVTHS hosted its annual Eight Grade Open House Night at which the CCSR participated in as one of the stops along the tour. It was a pleasure speaking to future MHS/MVTHS students and parents about we do to make the world a better place. We can't wait to do it again!   var ...
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ELL Giveback Project wins KIND Schools Challenge

  CBS Article: https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/n/students-surprised-with-national-award-for-helping-others-navigate-school/vp-AAyz3rj
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2018 CCSR Student Fair

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20180510/student-fair-showcases-growth-of-social-responsibility-group-in-medford
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CCSR School Committee Meeting

http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20171221/school-lunch-policy-district-initiatives-reviewed-at-final-school-committee-meeting
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Bates Insurance Sponsors CCSR T-Shirts

All the staff and student leaders at the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility at Medford High School would like to thank Andrea Bates at Bates Insurance for her generous donation of $700.00 for the purchase of T-Shirts! It is people like her that serve as positive role models for our youth. Once again, thank ...
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Channel 5 Awards A+ to CCSR

http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2017/10/27/channel-5-awards-a-to-center-for-citizenship-social-responsibility/  
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CCSR Awarded 100K Grant

http://www.mpsadvantage.education/2017/06/06/center-for-citizenship-social-responsibility-awarded-cummings-100-grant/  
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CCSR Welcomes State Treasurer Deb Goldberg

https://bostonnewsgroup.com/2016/03/20/medford-public-schools-center-for-citizenship-and-social-responsibility-welcomes-state-treasurer-deb-goldberg/      
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