Dear Commander Community,
Huge thanks to all the students who submitted t-shirt designs for the Hispoanic Heritage Month contest. The winner will be chosen this Friday and all students who submitted will be invited to participate in a special taco bar lunch. We continue to celebrate the innumerable contributions of our Latinx community throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s learn together…check out this list of Ted Talks and this interview with Dolores Huerta, a civil rights movement Latina trailblazer, to learn about the importance of identity, challenging power, and immigration from the perspectives of Latinx leaders. Have a blast this week with all of the Homecoming events, please read this document for details.
Parents, Guardians, and students, please help us to uphold our P.R.I.D.E. values of Respect and Excellence by standing up against the “Delicious LIcks” Tic Tok videos that encourage you to destroy and steal school property. Destroying or stealing school property not only has an impact on our award winning Facilities Team who has to spend time replacing the destroyed property that could be spent cleaning the school, the vandalism also impacts our student body as a whole. Due to bathroom destruction, we are closing all south boys’ bathrooms until we can have a week with no vandalism; and, when soap dispensers are destroyed, students don’t have soap to wash their hands…gross, especially during a pandemic. Unisex, center boys’, and all girls’ bathrooms are open.
As we move into Homecoming Week 21-22, safety will be our top priority:) We will hold our Pep Rally and Dance outside…fortunately, the weather forecast is in our favor as of now and we should have beautiful 80 degree days. Mark your calendar for the Homecoming events shown below that are upcoming throughout the week of 9/20, including an in-person community conversation with our Superintendent, Dr. Marrero, on September 22 at 5 PM in our auditorium.