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  • Yesterday the CCSR said farewell to the beloved class of 2019. These student leaders have made priceless contributions to this organization, and many of them of been with us since the very beginning. It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to these seniors, as without them the CCSR may not be what it is today. We wish good luck to all of them, and can’t wait for them to visit!
  • 8th grader Sagine Magloire and 7th grader Brady Leite represented the McGlynn Middle School CCSR last night at the Open House for next years incoming 6th grade students!
  • Michael Skorker's "Diversity and Community Enrichment" class recently worked with City Lights Writing Collaborative on a number of community-based writing projects, including an exhibit at Medford City Hall and a project video.
  • On Monday, April 8th, Student Advocates for Earth (SAFE), the Medford High environmental club, got approved by School Committee members, the Superintendent, and Mayor to receive $2,500 in grant money for the beginning of a composting program. Thanks to the Captain Planet Foundation for their support! It also would not have been possible without funding from the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility, as well as the Krystal Campbell Memorial Fund. Most importantly, thanks to the students who are leaders on our path towards a better future.
  • CCSR Seniors Jenny Lu and Joe Schmidt, along with third graders Liam Brady and Jasmine Hargbourne from the Brooks elementary school, recently received a $4,000 grant from Mayor Burke for their project on building a slave memorial for 50 forgotten slaves. Congratulations, and thank you Mayor Burke! @mayorofmedford_official
  • CCSR fourth graders Ishita Gupta, Connie Luo, and Beatriz Ward volunteered and dropped off donations at the Northeast Animal Shelter! Great job to these student leaders!
  • Shoutout to Medford High senior  Rubia Fernandes! She created a petition to ban the use of plastic bags in Medford and got 600 signatures. Medford’s new Thin-Film Plastic Bag Ordinance will go into effect on July 16th. Thanks to Mayor Burke for supporting this project! #creatingglobalcitizens
  • CCSR member Nicole Chin is planning an end of the year dinner party to celebrate students, teachers, parents, and anyone involved in CCSR for all their hard work this year. Even though this is a first time event for the club, hopefully this will become a yearly tradition! Please fill out this survey to pick a day you would prefer to have this dinner. Link to google survey is in the bio!
  • The CCSR hosted a Mustang Way Assembly this week to middle school students about being a role model and positive leader in schools and our community. Awesome job! #creatingglobalcitizens

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 was ...
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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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