Equity Corner

Plymouth Middle School

Upcoming  Event

May 30,2019

Mission

Our goal with Social Justice Day is to promote awareness, educate ourselves, peers, and faculty, and to create a safe space for Robbinsdale Area Schools to talk about social injustices. The purpose of this day is to educate students, staff, administrators, and the community to be politically, socially, and economically conscious about their personal connections to local and national history. Social Justice Day focuses on themes of social justice, social responsibility, and social change

Upcoming Event  Indian Education Powwow  June 1, 2019

All Invited to a Cultural Exchange Forum and Expo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Cultural Exchange FlyerRobbinsdale Area Schools is planning a community-wide Cultural Exchange Forum and Expo for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Armstrong High School, from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The district is excited to announce Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison will be the keynote speaker for the event.“During our continual reflection (over the last several years) on our local, state, national and global competitiveness, we have been inspired by the April 2019 issue of Educational Leadership magazine “Separate and Still Unequal = Race in America’s Schools”, which has sparked a national discussion around excellence and equity,” said Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent of Robbinsdale Area Schools. “As such, the district was granted permission from the editor to utilize the magazine as we engage our community in a cultural exchange of ideas on critical topics impacting communities locally and nationally,” he continued.The event will begin with a variety of cultural performances (11am-12:45pm). Three breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics including race in schools and changing demographics; understanding the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR) Report and Restorative Practices; social-emotional learning; and helping students be successful as they navigate different environments. The event will conclude with remarks from Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison (5:00pm).The community is invited to attend this free event - please register online: http://bit.ly/281CulturalExchange

Please click here to view the event flyer and agenda (PDF).

College and Career Fair

Past Event May 22,2019

 

5th Grade students attended the College and Career Fair located at RMS May 22,2019

Thank you Families and Partnership for your support

Hidden Heroes cast and Plymouth Middle School Students

Recent Event May 16,2019 Hidden Heroes

Hidden Heroes Video link https://youtu.be/eO1Gj8rIJ-M

Play was based on the book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. By Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris. Published by ABDO Publishing, Minneapolis, MN. Copyright © 2017

“It doesn’t matter what you look like, what your size is, what your color is. You can be anything you want to, but you do have to work at it,” says Annie Easley’s mother to her young daughter. In the 1950’s and 60’s the black women of NASA fought against racial and gender discrimination for a place on the leading edge of math, science and technology. Be inspired this spring, as we tell the stories of how these women were influenced as young girls to eventually make critical contributions that launched US astronauts into space and returned them safely back Earth.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Plymouth Middle School

 Past Event

Field Trip: McKnight Foundation Retreat

Plymouth Middle School students joined the Mcknight Foundation Retreat May 3, 2019 . The Youth Action Retreat team and Plymouth Middle School students together formed group circles building pathways to addressing Equity vs Equality solutions. Student experienced educational leadership skills,and collaborated as a team on discussions  for social and racial justice. The McKnight Foundation also provided Youth Equitable Solutions.Topics included determining  Toxic Relationships In School, How To Equitably  Repair Toxic Relationships. The Mcknight foundation Youth Retreat Staff Members created a very impactful connections with our students. It was amazing to hear voices of Plymouth Middle School students and their plans to help the journey of creating equitable relationships in school.

Past Event Parent Student University Conference May 4,2019

Thank you Families for your support

History:  GEORGE BONGA A portrait of George Bonga, created about 1870 by St. Paul photographer Charles Zimmerman. Bonga was the first black person to be born in Minnesota. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society.

A portrait of George Bonga, created about 1870 by St. Paul photographer Charles Zimmerman. Bonga was the first black person to be born in Minnesota. (Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society) Born near Duluth in 1802 to an African-American father and an Ojibwe mother, George Bonga is believed to be one of the first people of African-American descent born in Minnesota Following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps, Bonga became a respected fur trader for the American Fur Company in the 1920s and later a wilderness guide out of his homes on Leech and Otter Tail lakes, said Barry Babcock, a historian from Bemidji who has spent years researching the Bonga family for a book.

I AM  Groups

I AM  Student Group 

Every Tuesday 3pm to 4PM room 40

 I AM  Student Group Every Wednesday  8am to 8:38am 

Every Wednesday 3pm To 4pm Room 40

I AM  Student Group  Every Thursday 3pm to 4pm

 

I AM  Boys Student Group 

Every Friday 8am to 8:35am

Plymouth Middle School:  Equity Specialist Freedom Trotter

May 2019  Schedule

Monday May 27th    Holiday No school

Tuesday May 28th        Available at PMS

Wednesday May 29th   Available at PMS

Thursday May 30th      Out of Building

Friday May 31st           Available at PMS

Freedom Trotter Equity  Specialist  (763)508-7080