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 Presidential Meadows!

Welcome to the CIA, Agents!

In Agent Paz’s class:

One team plans to focus on tackling pollution by organizing regular clean-ups! They also plan to contact and encourage local government to push earth friendly initiatives.
Another team wants to plan a fundraiser for the Manor Hospital! They plan to do research on volunteering there, and want to make get well soon cards for the patients there.

In Clark’s class:

One team wants to spread information and awareness about how to properly care for animals. They also plan to make posters promoting animal adoption. Another team plans to make posters that remind kids that clowns can be good. They’d like to raise awareness about the issues surrounding clown terrorism and remind kids that they don’t need to fear all clowns.

Good luck on your missions!

Welcome, Agents of Perez Elementary!

What inspiring missions you’ve initiated!  Bravo!
In Agent Linnell’s class:
The Bullying Team has started a petition to gather support for having a ‘March for Kindness.’
The Too Short Recess Team has written a formal letter to request more recess time which, they argue, will improve their focus and ability to learn and collaborate during class.
In Agent Kenny’s class:
The Pollution Team aims to become organized and start a club to help their community. They’ve taken action already by creating posters to recruit more members.
The Racism Team plans to talk with the Counselor about organizing a ‘No Place For Hate March.’ They’ve already come up with catch phrases to inspire unity!
Keep in touch, and let us know how your missions go!
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Welcome, Brentwood Agents!

Welcome, Agents of Brentwood Elementary!

In Agent Thomas’ class, the agents have decided to help stop pollution by making signs and announcements to spread their message; another group is excited to help end world hunger through a food drive.

In Agent Shirey’s class, one group of agents wants to help stop animal abuse by starting a boycott of companies who do product testing on animals; they plan to research what companies do this first, and then make posters and signs to spread the word of the boycott.  Another group wants to speak out against the racism and intolerance they’ve identified in Donald Trump’s public statements.   They’ll begin by pledging to make their own school welcome to everyone as part of the No Place for Hate wall and presentation, and will make posters and signs as well.

In Agent Olivares’ class, the agents want to do a fundraiser to help end poverty.  They plan to research organizations who help with this cause, and are hoping to find adult sponsors and corporate sponsors to help them.  Another group also wants to speak out against the racism and intolerance they’ve identified in Donald Trump’s campaign, and they started working on posters and signs.

Missions in Progress at Pioneer Crossing!

Mission Updates:

Agent Manor’s class addressed the topics of racism and terrorism. Team Terrorism made a poster that they would like to post in the school. They also wrote a letter to Obama encouraging peace talks in the Middle East. Team Racism discussed what causes people to think in prejudiced ways, and started making posters to put around the school encouraging equal treatment.
In Agent Lopez’ class, Team Animal Extinction started working on a fundraiser to donate to the World Wildlife Fund. They started planning the details and thought about who they need to talk to in order to make the fundraiser happen. Team Pollution and Littering started making signs to post around the school encouraging people not to litter and to take care of the environment. They also talked about asking the principal if they can put more trash cans around the outside of the school.
What inspiring progress, Agents!  We hope you continue working on your missions!

Missions in Progress at Presidential Meadows!

Mission Update:
Agent Perez’ class chose the topics of deforestation and pollution during their CIA training. Since both groups have similar goals, they decided to work together to write letters to the government asking for better laws to protect the environment, particularly regarding deforestation and emissions from factories.
In Agent Herbst’s class, Team End Homelessness is working on creating care packages to give to homeless people. Team End Racism is working to create a play that raises awareness of some of the issues they’re concerned about, and how we can work together to solve them.
In Agent Garvey’s class, Team End World Hunger is working to start a food drive at their school. They also learned more about what organizations in the area are working to alleviate hunger, and how they can join those organizations to help. Team End Animal Abuse is working on a video that raises awareness and shows teaches how to be a responsible pet owner. They’re hoping to collaborate with Austin Pets Alive! to see if they can go there to get footage of the animals.
Congratulations, Agents!  You’re making great progress!  We’re proud of you!  Remember to keep evaluating your success and trying again and again and again!

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Missions Initiated at Pioneer Crossing

Welcome, Agents of Pioneer Crossing!

In Agent Manor’s Class:
The Racism Team is going to do more research, and talked about the possibility of a rally. They’d also like to ask law enforcement to conduct racial equality trainings for police officers.
The Terrorism Team would like to write letters to President Obama and Greg Abbott to accept Syrian refugees into the country, and to encourage peace talks in the Middle East.

In Agent Lopez’ Class:
The Animal Extinction Team is going to start a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund, and also do more research on the root causes of this problem.
The Pollution/ Littering Team decided to do a rally to raise awareness of the issue. They will start with a rally at their school and possibly go next to other places in town like community centers or even the Capitol.
In Agent Bui’s Class:

The Animal Cruelty Team is starting a club at their school to promote animal safety and habitat  conservation.
The Human Malice Team wrote letters to President Obama urging him to promote peace and to stop gun violence. They are excited to spread the message of harmony to their community.

In Agent Chafin’s Class:
The Homelessness Team is working with Ms. Carter to prepare weekly announcements promoting empathy and giving.
The Kids in Trouble at School Team is preparing speeches to make on the announcements encouraging their peers to help each other do well in school.