Welcome, Agents of Widén!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents!

 

In Agent Bryant’s class the Animal Abuse team plans on researching where to volunteer and to donate money to help abused animals.

The Homelessness team is making plans to gather supplies to help the homeless and research where to volunteer.

In Agent Peavy’s class, Team Uniforms is taking surveys from students about whether or not they would want uniforms. The team plans to present the survey to the Principal.

Team Homelessness is collecting donations for the homeless, having a fundraiser, and researching where to volunteer and donate.
Way to go Agents! Good luck on your missions!
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Welcome, Agents of Widén!!

In Agent Bryant and Schell’s Class, Team Animal Abuse wants to research where to volunteer and donate money to help abused animals. Team Homelessness plans to gather supplies to help the homeless and research where to volunteer.
In Agent Peavy and Schell’s Class, Team Uniforms wants to take surveys from students about whether or not they want uniforms. They plan to present the results to the principal. Team Homelessness plans to collect donations for the homeless by having a fundraiser. Just like Agent Bryant’s Team Homelessness, they would like to research where to volunteer and donate. Maybe the two teams can join forces to research the issue of homelessness.

WAY TO GO AGENTS!!   We can’t wait to hear how your missions go!

Welcome, Agents of Gullett!

Welcome to the Courage in Action Agency, newest graduates from Gullett!

In Agent Austrum’s class, a team focused on Pollution/Global Warming wants to research organizations to donate to, and write articles for their newspaper about how to make picking up trash cool. A team focused on Animal Abuse plans to create a task force wherein the students find dog fighting rings through the Internet and ask adults to report them to the authorities. They’d also like to research what kind of information is provided to pet owners upon adopting a pet so that the education can be supplemented as needed.

In Agent DeAtley’s class, Team Women’s Rights plans to encourage women and girls they know to follow their dreams, whether it be trying out for a sports team, pursuing sciences, or anything! They also plan to listen to the women around them to support the notion that women are trustworthy, regardless of circumstance AND turn the phrase “like a girl” on its head by using it as a compliment or asking people to explain what they mean if they hear it used as an insult. Team  Anti- Terrorism want to do more research and meet at lunch to share findings and write letters.

Way to go Agents! We’re looking forward to hearing more about your missions!

 

Welcome, Agents of Mathews!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents of Mathews Elementary!

We can’t wait to hear how your missions go.

In Agent McGuire’s class, the animal endangerment team decided to bake treats to sell, and give the funds raised to Austin Pets Alive. The pollution team plans to rally a team of people to ride bikes to the river and pick up trash.

In Agent Rackowitz’s class, the pollution team decided to do a fundraiser to raise money for equipment to pick up trash. Once the trash has been collected, they plan to make sculptures out of the found materials. The animal endangerment team would like to work with the administration to organize a trip to the zoo in order to educate students about habitat destruction and animal abuse. They also plan to make bracelets and donate the funds to Austin Pets Alive!

We hope that the Agents in Agent McGuire’s class will team up with the Agents in Agent Rackowitz’s class, since both classes plan to pick up trash and tackle the issue of pollution, and raise money and donate to Austin Pets Alive!

 

Welcome, Agents of Perez Elementary!

In Agent Piña’s class:

  • The Hunger Team is organizing a club to start plans on building a community garden.
  • The Racism Team is planning to meet with the counselor to organize a ‘No Place for Hate’ March. They also made their voices heard by writing letters to President Obama.

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In Agent Behnke’s class:

  • The Child Abuse Team is focused on researching organizations who help victims find a safe place to express their trauma.
  • The Animal Cruelty Team is planning an Animal Safety Advice Column to be read weekly on morning announcements.

Great work, Agents!

Missions in Progress at Linder

We’ve just got some exciting updates from the agents at Linder Elementary!
The team working to help people with serious illnesses like cancer are working on a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraiser will most likely be a game day, and they will invite families to come and play games and raise money.
The team who wants to end deportation of loved ones decided that writing letters was the best action to take. Some students chose to write letters to the government, and others decided to write to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The team working to end animal abuse is making a song and video to encourage people to treat animals fairly.
The team focused on gas prices also decided to work on a YouTube video about the issue.
The team who is concerned about gun violence wrote letters to Senator Cruz asking for stricter gun control laws, particularly on background checks.   You can hear more about their mission, in their own words, here!
You can also hear about courageous leaders of Linder’s ideas about ending poverty in their own words here!

Missions in Progress at Gullett

To all you agents out there – here’s an update on what some of the courageous leaders at Gullett are working on:

The team focusing on mass shootings  put up posters around their school. They’ve also continued writing petitions and letters to the government asking for stricter gun control.

The team focusing on animal cruelty made posters, and they are working on a fundraiser for local shelters.
The team who wants to stop terrorism is focusing on first learning more about the issues related to the problem before diving into action!
The Environment team organized with other students to pick up trash during the last 5 minutes of recess. This was successful for a little while, but they lost steam, especially after the winter break. They also recognized that while they had been picking up trash, others were still littering so it didn’t feel like they were making a huge difference. They decided to make posters encouraging people to stop littering, and spreading the message to others to help pick up trash during the last 5 minutes of recess.   Great evaluation of your success and trying again, Team Environment!