The best part of the day was meeting and hearing Joaquin Zihuatenejo, the keynote speaker. Joaquin Zihuatanejo is a poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning teacher. Born and raised in the barrio of East Dallas, in his work Joaquín strives to capture the duality of the Chicano culture. Writing about a youth that existed somewhere between the streets of the barrio and the dream wanderings of a boy who found refuge in a world of stories and poems. Joaquín has been called by critics, “one of the most dynamic and passionate performance poets in the country.
For seven years Joaquín was an award-winning English and creative writing public high school teacher for ninth and eleventh grade students inspiring a new collection of poems from the classroom entitled Stand Up and Be Heard.
Joaquin has visited hundreds of schools and colleges. In the last year he has given performances in Canada, Spain, Germany, and the Island of Reunion off the coast of South Africa. In his extensive journey as a professional performance poet, Joaquin has shared a stage with: Billy Collins, Saul Williams, E. Lynn Harris, Alicia Keys, and Maya Angelou.
Logan View students attended breakout sessions throughout the day, which were led by UNL students and alumni. The theme of the day reflected love of community, relationships and self and how this pertains to diverse cultures. The importance of education was stressed and the obstacles that students face in pursuing higher education. Joaquin Zihuatenejo finished his speaking with a challenge to the students: Write Your Story Down! Write about what you know. Make it odd (outside the norm of normal). And always read more than you write. It was a fantastic day experienced by all.
Logan View Students were able to attend this event because of the College Access Grant given by Education Quest to Logan View Public School this year.
Logan View Public Schools would like to thank the Uehling Area Community Foundation for their generous grant of $1000 to purchase items for our Emergency Backpack Project.
After completing safety training, the Logan View Safety Committee saw the need to have Emergency Backpacks in every classroom. If the need would ever arise for a lock down or an off-site evacuation, these backpacks would be readily available and provide items necessary for staff and students to remain safe and secure.
We sincerely appreciate the Uehling Area Community Foundation's support and dedication to our school!
As was mentioned in the most recent newsletter, you are now able to access our activity calendar from the school website. You will see the link on the right side of the front page of the school website in the calendar section. When you click on the link you will be taken to the school calendar & from there you will be able to search for specific dates, or for schedules based on the activities you are interested in. You are also able to sign up to receive email and/or text notifications for specific activities. If you wish to sign up for text or email notifications, please CLICK HERE and go to the "Notify Me!" icon in the top right-hand corner. If you are searching for schedules for a particular sport, you will want to select the option that includes the word varsity, junior varsity, etc. If you just select the name of an activity without one of those qualifying words, you will find information about camps, senior night, etc. as soon as those are on the calendar. The calendar will update in real time, so as soon as any changes or updates are made they will be available to you. This is an exciting change and we believe it will make it much easier for everyone to stay informed about our school activities.
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