RECOGNITION OF A SAFE HAVEN NETWORK OF SCHOOLS —– Whereas, Hiawatha Academies equity vision is that “To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world”; Whereas, Hiawatha Academies is committed to the success of all students irrespective of their immigration status, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, […]

Written by Charise Powell, teacher at HLA – Northrop. I was recently at a conference and the keynote speaker was talking about various kinds of trauma-based issues; post-traumatic slave syndrome, historical loss syndrome, PTSD among urban youth, etc. I hung to every word he was saying and in the middle of this rush of information, […]

In times like these we can look to each other for guidance on how to discuss this topic with scholars and our family and friends. What follows is a blog post from Ryan Williams-Virden, human geography teacher from HCHS: I stood in front of twenty or so freshmen with a heavy heart. It was Monday […]

When Kelly Setala saw her first-grade class roster in August, she already knew every single name. Her work as a kindergarten English Language Development (ELD) teacher at HLA – Northrop meant that she was able to kick off the school year with already-established relationships with almost all of her scholars, which is something that is […]