Friday, December 14, 2012

New Facebook Group!

Our new Facebook group is up and running (thanks Kayla!). Be sure to join!!/groups/310900342357919/
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Workshop December 7 at Tribal Community Center


            7:50 a.m.                      Bus will pick up NLHS students

8:20 a.m.                      Bus will pick up LHS students – depart for Tribal Community Center

            8: 30 a.m.                     Arrive at Tribal Community Center

            8:35 a.m.                      Icebreakers

            9:00 a.m.                      Communication Workshop
·        Orientation to Gallup Hill School workshop invitation
·        Read Dr. Seuss book (Lisa Sumner)
·        Small group discussion of book’s core messages
·        Skit to illustrate core messages by each small group

10:15 a.m.                    Break

10:30 a.m.                    Brainstorm workshop activities to be used in Gallup Hill School workshops:
·        Small groups to begin and then share with large group.
·        Plan workshop activities     

            11:30 a.m.                    Lunch

            12:00 p.m.                    Icebreaker

12:10 p.m.                    Review list of proposed activities from Oct. 26 workshop and determine top priorities for the group
            1:00                             Depart Tribal Community Center

            1:15                             Drop off LHS students at LHS, depart for NLHS

            1:50 p.m.                      Drop off NLHS students

Thursday, November 15, 2012

December Workshop at Tribal Community Center

Dear Folks:

We worked out a date for the next workshop; it will be held on Dec. 7, 2012 at the Tribal Community Center. We are off to a great start, so I'm looking forward to our session on Dec. 7.

Mike Graner

Minutes form October 26 Workshop

Minutes in Word format.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

More Than Words Workshop October 26, 2012

New London Science and Technology Magnet School 

7:45 a.m. Bus departs LHS
8:15 a.m. LHS students arrive at NLSTMS
8:20 a.m. Icebreakers 
9:30 a.m. Communication Workshop Opinion Continuum
10:15 a.m. Overview of program history and last year’s workshops
10:45 a.m. Home group—Intro • Task #1—Goals for Program
11:00 a.m. Home groups report on goals to large group
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. Icebreaker
12:30 p.m. School Action Plans—report to full group
1:30 p.m. LHS students depart

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Planning Meeting

Dear Folks:

The first More Than Words workshop of this year will be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at the New London Science and Technology Magnet High School. I'd like to get together to plan the workshop with anyone who is available on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 11:15. We can meet in my office or you can call in by phone. Please let me know if you can participate in the meeting.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Minutes from May 18

Dear Folks:

Here are the minutes from our retreat on May 18. Best wishes for a great summer.

Dr. G

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Annual Retreat

Dear Folks:

We will hold the annual More Than Words retreat on this Friday, May 18, at the Tribal Community Center. Please see your school point of contact for permission slips and other details.

Here are the bus arrangements for the day:
  • 7:20 - NLHS students will be picked up by the Ledyard bus that transport students to the Science & Tech Magnet School 
  • 7:45 - Pick up LHS students and go to Tribal Community Center 
  • 8:00 - Arrive at Tribal Community Center 
  • 1:15 - All students depart Tribal Community Center 
  • 1:30 - Ledyard High students will be dropped off at LHS 
  • 1:50 - NLHS students will be dropped off at the Science and Tech Magnet School 

Thanks to the generosity of the Tribe, lunch will be provided. I hope to see you Friday.

Dr. G

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dear Folks:

Here is an update on the couple of dates regarding More Than Words. We have set up a day for Ledyard High students to shadow New London High students; the day will be this Friday, May 11. I realize that some students may A.P tests that day, so they will have to do the shadowing next time. If you are available and interested, please see Mrs. Del Grosso in the main office for a permission slip and the transportation details.

The other date is May 18; we will hold the final workshop for the year at the Tribal community Center. Please see your school contact person for details.

I hope to see you on May 18.

Dr. G

Thursday, May 3, 2012

International Night Dance Party

The Multicultural Club is hosting an International Night Dance Party tonight (May 3) @7pm in NLHS cafeteria. Two of our MTW members are MC-ing the event: Nick Galarza & Khaleed Fields. Check out the flyer and come join us!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Workshop at LHS and LCS

We spent the day at Ledyard Center School running diversity workshops for elementary school children. We are gathered here for our debriefing. Click on the photo for a larger version. Looking forward to our final retreat of the year on May 18!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

April Workshop Plans

Dear Folks,

Here is the schedule for Friday's More Than Words Workshop. As you may know, a small group of students from More Than Words did a diversity program with the 4th grade students at Ledyard Center School; the program was a huge success, and we have been invited back to do a program for all the upper grades in the school. We will spend the 1st hour or so of the workshop orienting you to the program and then we will go over to LCS and conduct the activities. Hope to see you on Friday.

Dr. G

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Schedule Change

Dear Folks:

We have a little problem with the More Than Words workshop planned for this week; April 19 will be a half day for New London High, so holding the workshop will not be possible. we have ;moved the workshop to Friday, April 27. We will meet at Ledyard High and then do a diversity workshop at an elementary school. Sorry for the mix-up; I hope to see you on April 27.

 Dr. G

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Update on our Next Meeing

Dear Folks:

I wanted to let you know that the next More Than Words workshop will be held on April 19. We will meet at Ledyard High School and then do a presentation in several elementary school classrooms at Ledyard Center School. I will fill you in on the details after vacation, but I wanted to be sure everyone knew about our program on April 19. Enjoy the vacation; I'll see you after the break.

 Dr. G

Monday, February 27, 2012

International Night

All MTW members from NLHS/STMHS must see either Mrs. Robbins or Mrs. Zimbelman by next Thursday as we plan our Annual International Night.

Multi-Cultural Club Movie Day: The Blind Side

The Multi-Cultural Club is hosting a Movie Day at the Magnet School in culmination of Black History Month. They'll will be showing The Blind Side in the Magnet School Lecture Hall @2:15 on Thursday, March 1. Free snacks!

The Blind Side is the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Elementary School Visit

Please let Dr. Graner know if you are interested in facilitating dialogues at the elementary school we discussed at our last meeting.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Agenda for Friday

Just posted the agenda for Friday, February 17.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Message from Dr. Graner on Planning Session

Dear Folks:
I will be meeting with Lou Gabordi this Friday, Feb. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in his office. If you are free, please join us in person or by phone to help plan the Feb. 17 workshop. For anyone who can't come to the meeting, we can set up a conference call; just let me know if you are interested.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

LHS Permission Slip for February 17

LHS students, please return your permission slip to the main office before February 17. You can pick one up in the main office or print one here.

Next Meeting

We have confirmed that our next meeting will be on February 17th at Connecticut College. More details to come.