A Frightful Experience

We are all a little frightened around Halloween.  It is natural and this year was especially frightening for thirty 30 refugee students who we took to the Great Escape Fright Fest on October 30th.

With a donation of tickets from our Writing Partnership Donor Angel, thirty students were give the chance to be frightened and have fun at the same time.

What joy the day brought.  Rides combined with Zombies and the Undead all provided for a great day.  Pictures are the best way to describe such a lovely ghoulish event. 

Again many thanks to our Angel Donor who made all this frightening fun possible.

Check out the pictures below…

I don’t mean to brag but….

Friends —

I don’t mean to keep bragging but I need you to know how well the students in the High School Completion Program are doing.  

We always begin with our successes.  Here are this week’s successes:

  • One student retook her math test and scored 10 points higher!
  • One student passed her reading course
  • One student passed her Human Relations Exam
  • One student scored 89 on learning orientation examination
  • One student scored 85, 90 and 95 on Math 2 exams
  • One student scored 95, 90 and 85 on Reading exams
  • One student scored 85 on her Math 2 examination
  • One student scored 90 on her Math 2 examination

Quite impressive for one week’s work.

The second half of our class was devoted to reading comprehension.  We asked some really difficult questions.

Who? What? Where? When? Why? — The five most important questions that students need to ask.

I can’t wait to see what our students have accomplished this coming week!

All my best,

Dr. Harden

So Many Blessings!

Friends –

I am not sure where to start.  We have been given so many blessings lately!

We are thrilled to announce that we have launched our Writing Partnership High School Completion Program!  Eight of the fifteen cohort members have begun their journey toward completing their high school diploma.  Our program is a hybrid program that allows over 21 year old students and students who have dropped out of high school due to family concerns to finish their high school education.  Part of their study will be completed online and part will be completed in person with their classmates.  Each student is assigned a mentor who is a successful student at Siena College.  I will brag about the students’ accomplishments later in another blog post.  They have accomplished exceptional things in only two weeks!

I will sign off for now and will post again tomorrow. Below is a picture of the very first meeting!

All my best,

Dr. John

Dr. John