inSights Magazine Spring 2016

A Publication of Enfield Public Schools inSights Spring 2016 From the Office of Academic Achievement Once again, inSights is dedicating the final edition of the school year to highlighting many of the special events that have taken place throughout the year. Through their participation in these different experiences, our students are able to showcase their learning, character, and talent. Events such as the ones displayed in this issue allow the public to see the extraordinary activities our students are engaged in both inside and outside of the school day. Many of these events take a great amount of commitment and effort from teachers as well. Without teacher involvement, most of these opportunities would not be afforded to students. We are proud to exhibit the dedication of both teachers and students in this last edition of inSights for the 2015—2016 school year. — Michelle Middleton Chief Academic Officer Rachel’s Challenge... In its 4th year of implementation, the Rachel’s Challenge Kindness Initiative continues to positively impact the schools and community of Enfield. This year’s highlights included the second grade mentoring program and the annual Kindness Carnival and Pancake Breakfast. donated over 15 boxes of nonperishable food items. In addition to the breakfast, residents and community members enjoyed music from the Enfield High String Orchestra, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa Claus, and raffled-off gift baskets. The breakfast is made possible through donations from staff, local vendors, and community members and over one hundred staff and student volunteers. 2nd Grade Mentoring Program The 2nd grade mentoring program continues to positively impact our elementary and high school students. In a program that has continued to grow and evolve each Continued on page 5 The Annual Pancake Breakfast This past December, the Rachel’s Challenge clubs of Enfield High School, Fermi High School, and JFK Middle School collaborated once again to carry out a very successful “Town-Wide Day of Kindness.” A free pancake breakfast was provided for all town residents; this year, the breakfast served over 400 community members, raised over $700 for local charities, and 860.253.6500