Friday, September 21, 2012

Kathleen: This Week at Clark Prep

Let's go Bulldogs!

It’s another busy, bustling week at Clark Prep! A week of new activities and familiar ones, from implementing Wellness Wednesdays to kicking the plans for Homecoming into full gear, I hardly even remember that Hurricane Isaac came at all. The Health and Wellness Committee met for the first time this Thursday to begin discussing plans for the year. One healthy and fun initiative, Wellness Wednesdays, got off to a great start with Tulane Instructor Kara who taught Hip-Hop with the students!

From 4:00-5:00 or 4:30-5:30 every Wednesday there will be an Instructor at Clark Prep working with students in the Gym. Each week is something different. This Wednesday was Hip Hop and next week is Boot Camp.  For all FirstLine employees, there will be a class following the student one, from 6:00-7:00.

All of our Athletic and Enrichment Programs have been meeting after school and have shown great talent and improvement. TODAY, 09/21 at 7:00 p.m. is our first District Football Game against Isidore Newman at Newman.  Their address is 1903 Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115.  Come show your Bulldog Pride and cheer on our amazing team!

From health education and athletic involvement to academic rigor, we’ve been pressing on energetically. And with academic rigor comes academic success: a big congratulations is due to Brittnay Green and Dasha Richard! They are part of the New Orleans Hornets Youth Leadership Academy, which is presented by Royal Engineering Consultants. This is an awesome, selective opportunity that integrates leadership development, promotes education with college visits and job shadow days into their program.

So many of Clark Prep’s students are involved in after-school programs and opportunities. We are excited about what we have already begun doing and what we will continue to do.  The deliberations at the first Health and Wellness Committee meeting included looking into healthy initiatives for the year, and we can’t wait to see what unfolds! 

Kathleen Duffy is the AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach Coordinator for Clark Prep High School. 

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