Dear LCUSD Community,
On January 17th I am excited to welcome Dr. Denise Pope, co-founder of Stanford University's Challenge Success program, to LCUSD to present research and information on the Challenge Success Program.
As you likely know, both LCHS 7/8 and LCHS 9-12 had applications approved to partner in 2016-17 with Stanford University's Challenge Success program. Challenge Success has for the past 12 years worked with over 130 high performing middle and high schools on how to implement policies and practices which increase academic engagement and wellbeing for their students.
Challenge Success is a research based program whose data compellingly demonstrates that, especially in high performing schools, a narrow definition of success often leaves young people lacking the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The work Challenge Success engages in with partner schools encourages educators and communities to create school programs which value and foster in their students the interpersonal and collaborative skills, adaptability and resiliency, and the critical thinking and creativity needed to solve complex problems.
The January 17th Challenge Success presentation by Dr. Pope is one not to be missed. We are anticipating a full-house and are asking that attendees RSVP.
Parents 7-12, Elementary Parents, all LCUSD staff and interested students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend. The program will begin promptly at 6:30 P.M. in the LCHS Auditorium.
I hope to see you there.
Date: January 17th
Location: La Canada High School Auditorium