We started the new year by supporting residents at Sunrise Senior Living on Monday, January 15th – Martin Luther King, Jr’s Day of Service. Kennrod students and parents enjoyed conversations, games, and crafts with the residents.
Kennrod students received individual copies of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey.
Our students had an incredible day of learning due to the support of UPS employees at the Atlanta Operations Facility. Students were able to expand their knowledge of college and career planning through a presentation, conversations with employees, and a tour of the facility.
Meet Kennrod’s middle school girls!
This month Eduardo Mendez, the Director of Finance- International with Carter’s/Osh Kosh, spoke with Kennrod students about the company, goal setting, and his personal journey that led to his current role. Students were engaged throughout the conversation and they expressed their appreciation for the visit.
It was great for the Kennrod parents and students to participate in Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences. We believe that student success can be achieved through the collective efforts of students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community partners.
Kennrod students had an opportunity to visit Georgia Power’s Plant Scherer- the largest coal operating plant in the country. Students were able to talk to engineers and other professional employees about their career path, as well as take a tour of the plant. It was an exciting time of learning!
Kennrod students visited Emory University as a part of their college and career preparation. Students learned about the university, admissions criteria, college life and more. They really enjoyed having time to talk with their peers about their learning experiences.
Kennrod’s Back-to-School Event was indeed a success! Special thanks to everyone who participated in the effort to have a great start to the school year!
Kennrod tutoring started this month and we are excited about reading and writing! Beverly Cleary said, “Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school.”
The first fundraiser took place this month for Kennrod. The afternoon tea gave supporters an opportunity to come together to share ideas for Kennrod’s success and to raise funds to support our students and parents.
Kennrod would like to thank all of the professionals who came to speak with our students about their career journey. Our students enjoyed hearing about the preparation, successes/challenges, and the skills that it takes to be able to achieve within the various fields. Our special guests included:
Michael German (Georgia HUD)
Beverly German (Former Senior Copy Editor, CNN)
Blake German (NappyRoots)
Robby Gulri (B2B Marketing Expert)
Dawnyale Phiffer (Children’s Healthcare Atlanta)
Taneesha Jones (Neche Hair Salon)
Shawn McCollough (American Board for the Certification of Teacher Excellence)
Tim Jackson (Georgia Power)
Kennrod’s First Parent Meeting! Tonight parents and students were able to learn about us and we were able to hear about how we could best support their children achieve success in school.
4th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium
Sarah Hubaishi, left, and Simone Lewis get a hug from Kelley Castlin-Gacutan during the 4th Annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Friday, March 17, 2017. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University).