Black Lives Matter letter to Families

June 3, 2020

 

Dear Morey Community Members,

Morey Middle Schools stands with Denver Public Schools in denouncing Anti-Black violence in our nation. The violence observed through the murders of not only Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, but also in the deaths of Philando Castile, Sandra Bland, Eric Gardner and the many other Black Americans demonstrates the systemic injustices that disproportionately impact the Black community.

 

We hear the hurt within the Black community, and it is our responsibility to respond to injustices head on, and teach our students how to do the same.

 

Morey has served the diverse Denver community for 98 years, and we will continue to do so for generations to come. We will not tolerate these injustices and must continue to educate our students, our staff and ourselves to dismantle these realities our community members face.

 

Here is our initial plan to change the mindsets and patterns that perpetuate systemic injustice towards our Black students:

  1. Focus our strategic planning efforts to align with DPS’ Black Excellence Resolution
  2. Initiate a school-wide book study on racial equity and justice in schools
  3. Creating a student-led union where students can process social injustices and create meaningful action
  4. Utilize our mental health team to support concurrent and residual trauma from lived inequitable experiences
  5. Institute community forums and feedback on our work
  6. Facilitating community-building events led by our 99th Council students
  7. Collaborating with local and national Black leaders

 

To all our African American students, staff, and community members: you matter. Black Lives Matter. We see you, and we support you.

 

 

Hillary Niebauer

Principal
Morey Middle School

 

MJ Roberts

Assistant Principal
Morey Middle School

 

Matthew Lunger

Dean of Culture

Morey Middle School

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Parent/Community Member Interest for CSLT 2020-21

Every school has a governance committee, usually called a Collaborative School Committee (CSC). As a small innovation school, Morey combines CSC with the School Leadership Team (SLT) to form the School Collaborative Leadership Team (CSLT). The CSLT essential duties will consist of:

  • Acting as the main school accountability committee
  • Provide recommendations to the principal for how to spend school money
  • Advise the principal and Instructional Superintendent on the preparation and contents of the School Improvement Plan
  • Advise the Board of Education on the preparation and contents of the school priority improvement plan or turnaround plan, if required
  • Provide recommendations to the District Accountability Committee and the Instructional Superintendent regarding the school principal’s development plans and principal evaluation
  • Lead the principal selection process, as outlined in the school’s leadership success plan
  • Increase the level of parent engagement in the school

Morey is looking for 3 Morey parents and 1 community member to join CSLT next year. Meetings will be held once a month, usually in the evenings. If we have more than 3 parents or more than 1 community member interested, we’ll hold an “election.”

Please submit your information if you’re interested in serving on the committee next year by 3:00 pm Friday, 5/22.

Parent application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNeML8BhyXOypW0C9nanfCAV9eDepcFZeSP1ensdAb2W6Ncw/viewform?usp=sf_link

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