Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) 2020

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 2:21pm

Inclusive Schools Week is December 7 - 11, 2020

Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) observes the growth schools have made in providing a supportive, quality education to all students, including those marginalized due to disability, ethnicity, language, and more. 

Lake Elkhorn Middle School is excited to continue our participation with this year’s Inclusive Schools Week celebration, “The Time for Inclusion is NOW”. During the week of December 7 - 11, 2020, our staff and students will participate in meaningful activities to build knowledge about inclusion and become active participants in our progress towards an inclusive society. 

While ISW is a week-long celebration, we recognize that inclusion is a daily practice, and we emphasize our commitment to inclusion.

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Daily themes discussed during synchronous class lessons:  

  • Monday: Do Not Label Me
  • Tuesday: Universal Design
  • Wednesday: (Asynchronous - Learning Style Assessment)
  • Thursday: Inclusion for All
  • Friday: Passion Project - Belongingness (Wear Orange - Orange is the awareness color for diversity (there is no color for inclusion)).  Please join us as a community by wearing orange!***

ALL STUDENTS INVITED on WEDNESDAY: Additional learning opportunity outside of synchronous class time: 

  • Who: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 
  • What: Student presentation called, “Ending the Silence: 
  • When: Wednesday, December 9 from 10:30-11:30 
  • Where: Google Meet Code LEMS-NAMI 
  • Why: NAMI programs for youth help to battle the stigma often surrounding mental health conditions. This presentation teaches youth the early warning signs of mental health conditions and provides resources and tools to help the youth, friends or family members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

**All students who attend and put their name in the chat will be entered into a drawing to win a set of sensory fidgets!  Two students will win!