2018-2019
Week 1 

  1. I will explore and share new ideas with my classmates. ~ Jaselle
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    I will explore and share new ideas with my classmates. ~ Jaselle
  2. I will work to provide more educational options for future generations. ~ Ernesto
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    I will work to provide more educational options for future generations. ~ Ernesto
  3. I seek to inspire the love of learning with authentic opportunities that require students to critically think and express their ideas creatively through peer collaboration, projects, and global audiences. ~ Sherman Asendorf
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    I seek to inspire the love of learning with authentic opportunities that require students to critically think and express their ideas creatively through peer collaboration, projects, and global audiences. ~ Sherman Asendorf
  4. I thrive knowing that my students can be all they can be when I believe in them.  ~ Sonia Escobedo
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    I thrive knowing that my students can be all they can be when I believe in them. ~ Sonia Escobedo
  5. I pledge to continue to live for equity for all of our students so they get the academic, social or emotional support, or the modeling they need. ~ Amy Rodriguez
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    I pledge to continue to live for equity for all of our students so they get the academic, social or emotional support, or the modeling they need. ~ Amy Rodriguez
  6. I pledge to provide parents and students with outstanding service. ~ Vanessa Encinas
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    I pledge to provide parents and students with outstanding service. ~ Vanessa Encinas
  7. I pledge to inspire my class, my team and the Bethune community! ~ Diana Noriega
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    I pledge to inspire my class, my team and the Bethune community! ~ Diana Noriega
  8. I pledge to be the best possible me now and in the future. ~Adrianna
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    I pledge to be the best possible me now and in the future. ~Adrianna
  9. I pledge that our students will respect each other and solve conflicts peacefully in the future. ~ Lorena Nuñez
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    I pledge that our students will respect each other and solve conflicts peacefully in the future. ~ Lorena Nuñez

2018-2019
Week 2 

  1. The art of problem solving begins with "I think I can!" ~Tracey Martinez
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    The art of problem solving begins with "I think I can!" ~Tracey Martinez
  2. I would like to encourage positive thinking. ~ Olga de Soto
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    I would like to encourage positive thinking. ~ Olga de Soto
  3. I pledge to ensure that all my students, past and present, receive a strong foundation to become a contributing member of our society. ~ Lisa Seyfried.
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    I pledge to ensure that all my students, past and present, receive a strong foundation to become a contributing member of our society. ~ Lisa Seyfried.
  4. I seek to teach my P.E. students how to support others with special needs. ~Diana Martinez
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    I seek to teach my P.E. students how to support others with special needs. ~Diana Martinez
  5. I will explore the world of pediatric medicine and work with children and their families.  ~Alyssa
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    I will explore the world of pediatric medicine and work with children and their families. ~Alyssa
  6. I pledge to never let a child go hungry and to be there for students when they need someone to talk to them or just to listen.  ~ Pat Woodruff
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    I pledge to never let a child go hungry and to be there for students when they need someone to talk to them or just to listen. ~ Pat Woodruff
  7. I want to be the anchor to keep the spirit of my family and VVA staff afloat. ~ Maria Ochoa
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    I want to be the anchor to keep the spirit of my family and VVA staff afloat. ~ Maria Ochoa
  8. I have a dream to design a game with my peers, to show the world that games are not a waste of time, but instead a valuable way to reduces stress, use critical thinking skills, and an outlet for safe fun. ~ Ramon
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    I have a dream to design a game with my peers, to show the world that games are not a waste of time, but instead a valuable way to reduces stress, use critical thinking skills, and an outlet for safe fun. ~ Ramon
  9. My aspiration is to one day in the future become a pediatrician and help the sick kids in the world and make it a better place. ~ Bayann Jadallah
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    My aspiration is to one day in the future become a pediatrician and help the sick kids in the world and make it a better place. ~ Bayann Jadallah
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2018-2019
Week 3

  1. I will create interesting Library themes to promote reading. ~ Laurie Smallis
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    I will create interesting Library themes to promote reading. ~ Laurie Smallis
  2. I will work to support the needs of all students and teachers.  ~ Jared Saunders
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    I will work to support the needs of all students and teachers. ~ Jared Saunders
  3. I pledge to ensure make sure that our students understand that our world isn’t made up of “bubble in the correct answer.  ~Vanessa Dickson
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    I pledge to ensure make sure that our students understand that our world isn’t made up of “bubble in the correct answer. ~Vanessa Dickson
  4. I am passionate about meeting all students at their current level and helping them to reach their fullest potential both academically and behaviorally. ~ T. Patton
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    I am passionate about meeting all students at their current level and helping them to reach their fullest potential both academically and behaviorally. ~ T. Patton
  5. I want each student to know that like a sailboat on the ocean, they need to adjust their sails with any shift of the winds. ~ Tanya McPeek
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    I want each student to know that like a sailboat on the ocean, they need to adjust their sails with any shift of the winds. ~ Tanya McPeek
  6. I intend to go to Cal State San Bernardino. ~Justin
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    I intend to go to Cal State San Bernardino. ~Justin
  7. I pledge to talk with other students using kind and respectful words. ~Amare
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    I pledge to talk with other students using kind and respectful words. ~Amare
  8. I choose to help instead of hurt, to help them build themselves than break them down. ~Julie
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    I choose to help instead of hurt, to help them build themselves than break them down. ~Julie
  9. I am committed to creating a safe and positive school climate for all students.  ~Rosa Gutierrez
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    I am committed to creating a safe and positive school climate for all students. ~Rosa Gutierrez

2018-2019
Week 4

  1. My aspiration is to bring everyone together and feel valued. ~Leo Villegas
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    My aspiration is to bring everyone together and feel valued. ~Leo Villegas
  2. I plan to be a successful, brave, and strong woman. ~Natalia
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    I plan to be a successful, brave, and strong woman. ~Natalia
  3. My aspiration is to attend Juilliard after High School. ~Jada
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    My aspiration is to attend Juilliard after High School. ~Jada
  4. I pledge to try to find the positive in each situation, to be a problem solver and a supporter to those in need. ~Shari Kirkpatrick
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    I pledge to try to find the positive in each situation, to be a problem solver and a supporter to those in need. ~Shari Kirkpatrick
  5. I seek to manage my time creatively in order to make my busy schedule work. ~ Nathan
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    I seek to manage my time creatively in order to make my busy schedule work. ~ Nathan
  6. I will provide ALL students with the tools needed to adapt to the challenges they will encounter long after they leave my classroom. ~ Jose Garcia
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    I will provide ALL students with the tools needed to adapt to the challenges they will encounter long after they leave my classroom. ~ Jose Garcia
  7. I will work to empower young adults to develop skills to the best of their ability in order to maximize their potential for a quality adult life in the areas of vocational training, social skills, recreation, and community participation. ~ Donna Ramirez
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    I will work to empower young adults to develop skills to the best of their ability in order to maximize their potential for a quality adult life in the areas of vocational training, social skills, recreation, and community participation. ~ Donna Ramirez
  8. I pledge to create a welcoming environment for all students through positive communication. ~ Joey Espinoza
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    I pledge to create a welcoming environment for all students through positive communication. ~ Joey Espinoza
  9. I pledge to work with students, parents & staff in a positive & respectful manner in order to build a trusting & professional relationship. ~ Olivia Flores
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    I pledge to work with students, parents & staff in a positive & respectful manner in order to build a trusting & professional relationship. ~ Olivia Flores

2018-2019
Week 5

  1. Flexible seating allows my scholars to have options, self empowerment opportunities and gives them the chance to find out what works best for them. ~ Nora Israelsen
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    Flexible seating allows my scholars to have options, self empowerment opportunities and gives them the chance to find out what works best for them. ~ Nora Israelsen
  2. I pledge to always provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to come and expand their minds and imaginations through reading. ~ Mary Garay
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    I pledge to always provide a safe and comfortable environment for students to come and expand their minds and imaginations through reading. ~ Mary Garay
  3. I will work tirelessly to create engaging lessons that promote critical thinking for all students! ~Luis Cortez
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    I will work tirelessly to create engaging lessons that promote critical thinking for all students! ~Luis Cortez
  4. When students tell me what they can't do, I pledge to show them what they CAN do! ~Matt Taylor
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    When students tell me what they can't do, I pledge to show them what they CAN do! ~Matt Taylor
  5. I pledge to have an open mind and be willing to try new things, as it will allow me to do what is best for my students. ~Michelle Williams
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    I pledge to have an open mind and be willing to try new things, as it will allow me to do what is best for my students. ~Michelle Williams
  6. I dream of being a nun and living with the sisters. ~Julianne
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    I dream of being a nun and living with the sisters. ~Julianne
  7. I will communicate with families in a caring and welcoming manner. ~ Lourdes
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    I will communicate with families in a caring and welcoming manner. ~ Lourdes
  8. My apiration is to become a Nurse Practitioner and use my ability to communicate and connect with patients effectively. ~ Samantha
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    My apiration is to become a Nurse Practitioner and use my ability to communicate and connect with patients effectively. ~ Samantha
  9. I intend to stay positive and be the best that I can be everyday. ~Darline Indacochea
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    I intend to stay positive and be the best that I can be everyday. ~Darline Indacochea

2018-2019
Week 6

  1. I will work relentlessly for students to have a clean and safe environment, in which their learning experience will be enhanced.  ~ Susana
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    I will work relentlessly for students to have a clean and safe environment, in which their learning experience will be enhanced. ~ Susana
  2. I seek to inspire students to be creative and allow their ideas to flow without reserve. ~Elizabeth Palafox
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    I seek to inspire students to be creative and allow their ideas to flow without reserve. ~Elizabeth Palafox
  3. I pledge to share our responsibilities in class to make sure all activities are implemented in a collaborative way. ~Trang Son
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    I pledge to share our responsibilities in class to make sure all activities are implemented in a collaborative way. ~Trang Son
  4. I pledge to communicate with with parents daily through ClassDojo to create parent involvement. ~Amy Hope
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    I pledge to communicate with with parents daily through ClassDojo to create parent involvement. ~Amy Hope
  5. I promise to listen, to be nice, and to be a good friend. ~ Tanya
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    I promise to listen, to be nice, and to be a good friend. ~ Tanya
  6. I pledge to collaborate, share, and ask questions in order to understand any task at hand with my students, team, and all who I encounter. ~Maricela
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    I pledge to collaborate, share, and ask questions in order to understand any task at hand with my students, team, and all who I encounter. ~Maricela
  7. I pledge to create a fun and nurturing environment where my students enjoy coming to school to learn every day. ~Yesenia Ceja
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    I pledge to create a fun and nurturing environment where my students enjoy coming to school to learn every day. ~Yesenia Ceja
  8. I pledge to brighten the world with color! ~Aurora
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    I pledge to brighten the world with color! ~Aurora
  9. I promise to provide our scholars with options to choose the games they want to play during their recess time." ~ Cynthia Perea
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    I promise to provide our scholars with options to choose the games they want to play during their recess time." ~ Cynthia Perea

2018-2019
Week 7

  1. I pledge to believe in my students and value their uniqueness. ~ Jennifer Gronotte
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    I pledge to believe in my students and value their uniqueness. ~ Jennifer Gronotte
  2. I pledge to put my education first because it determines my future. ~ Leyla
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    I pledge to put my education first because it determines my future. ~ Leyla
  3. I strive to build confidence in others by encouraging an attitude of growth and innovation. ~Monica Valcarcel
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    I strive to build confidence in others by encouraging an attitude of growth and innovation. ~Monica Valcarcel
  4. My aspiration is for our school community to have a growth mindset. Mi aspiración es que nuestra comunidad escolar tengamos una mentalidad de crecimiento. ~Maria Mendoza
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    My aspiration is for our school community to have a growth mindset. Mi aspiración es que nuestra comunidad escolar tengamos una mentalidad de crecimiento. ~Maria Mendoza
  5. My aspiration is to become a reliable and efficient source to our students in their personal and post-educational development, and to help achieve their dreams after high school. ~Yessikha Romero
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    My aspiration is to become a reliable and efficient source to our students in their personal and post-educational development, and to help achieve their dreams after high school. ~Yessikha Romero
  6. I pledge to support my students in reaching their college and career goals and to maximize their full potential. ~ Hansel
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    I pledge to support my students in reaching their college and career goals and to maximize their full potential. ~ Hansel
  7. I have the flexibility to watch videos made by my teacher to help me review skills I have not quite learned yet. ~Camila
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    I have the flexibility to watch videos made by my teacher to help me review skills I have not quite learned yet. ~Camila
  8. I will work to create an atmosphere at VVA that is clean and inviting for our students, staff, and all of our campus visitors. ~ Carlos Morales
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    I will work to create an atmosphere at VVA that is clean and inviting for our students, staff, and all of our campus visitors. ~ Carlos Morales
  9. I will be the change I want to see in the world and inspire students to challenge themselves.  ~Maria Uribe
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    I will be the change I want to see in the world and inspire students to challenge themselves. ~Maria Uribe
  10. I will face the opportunities and challenges life gives me, even the bumps on my road to success. ~Lizzete
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    I will face the opportunities and challenges life gives me, even the bumps on my road to success. ~Lizzete

2018-2019
Week 8

  1. My aspiration is to make a difference in the lives of people I interact with. ~ Baen Manisa
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    My aspiration is to make a difference in the lives of people I interact with. ~ Baen Manisa
  2. I want students to be observant of their surroundings and express how they may change from day to day. ~ Yasmin Rawlins
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    I want students to be observant of their surroundings and express how they may change from day to day. ~ Yasmin Rawlins
  3. I will work hard to continue to give my kids confidence in their future. ~Aracely Ortiz
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    I will work hard to continue to give my kids confidence in their future. ~Aracely Ortiz
  4. I dream that all students can attend college to have a successful future. ~ Rene Martinez
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    I dream that all students can attend college to have a successful future. ~ Rene Martinez
  5. I pledge to help May Ranch Wranglers to use their SUPER POWER by attending school every Day! ~ Rachel Fernandez
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    I pledge to help May Ranch Wranglers to use their SUPER POWER by attending school every Day! ~ Rachel Fernandez
  6. I will always help Mrs. Hague take care of the May Ranch garden. ~ Mariah
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    I will always help Mrs. Hague take care of the May Ranch garden. ~ Mariah
  7. I am grateful for the past, but I am looking forward to the future because I know I will succeed in all of my creative endeavors. ~ Daniela
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    I am grateful for the past, but I am looking forward to the future because I know I will succeed in all of my creative endeavors. ~ Daniela
  8. I want to give our students an opportunity to create an environment that they feel comfortable in. ~ Robin Bailey
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    I want to give our students an opportunity to create an environment that they feel comfortable in. ~ Robin Bailey
  9. I dream of so many things, but the one dream I want the most, is going to graduate with a Masters in Computer Engineering. ~ Skylar
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    I dream of so many things, but the one dream I want the most, is going to graduate with a Masters in Computer Engineering. ~ Skylar
  10.  I pledge to collaborate with my colleagues to help ALL learners succeed. ~ Anthony Gogos
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    I pledge to collaborate with my colleagues to help ALL learners succeed. ~ Anthony Gogos

2018-2019
Week 9

  1. I intend to teach my kids to accept different cultures. ~Silvia Tapia
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    I intend to teach my kids to accept different cultures. ~Silvia Tapia
  2. I would like to collaborate with other sports teams to meet their needs and develop a sports medicine program at Orange Vista High School. ~ Kyra Thomas
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    I would like to collaborate with other sports teams to meet their needs and develop a sports medicine program at Orange Vista High School. ~ Kyra Thomas
  3. I pledge to support strategies implemented in the classroom that encourage students to think independently.  ~ Carmen Reyes
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    I pledge to support strategies implemented in the classroom that encourage students to think independently. ~ Carmen Reyes
  4. I love to use my creative ways to encourage our families to be more involved in school events. ~Yendi Luera
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    I love to use my creative ways to encourage our families to be more involved in school events. ~Yendi Luera
  5. I assist the teacher in embedding creativity into our classroom environment. ~Felisha Marquez
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    I assist the teacher in embedding creativity into our classroom environment. ~Felisha Marquez
  6. I pledge to express myself through creative styles such as songs, art, and dance to make my learning fun! ~Leilanny
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    I pledge to express myself through creative styles such as songs, art, and dance to make my learning fun! ~Leilanny
  7. I am going to become the best I can be and achieve all my dreams and goals. ~Elizabeth
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    I am going to become the best I can be and achieve all my dreams and goals. ~Elizabeth
  8. My aspiration is to nourish students' individual talents and gifts, while challenging them to develop into independent critical thinkers who tolerate and appreciate diverse cultures. ~Shaun Hoak
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    My aspiration is to nourish students' individual talents and gifts, while challenging them to develop into independent critical thinkers who tolerate and appreciate diverse cultures. ~Shaun Hoak
  9. I pledge to lead by example and to inspire and motivate students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. ~Adilene Soto
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    I pledge to lead by example and to inspire and motivate students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. ~Adilene Soto
  10. I will spread the belief that math provides a platform for students to develop their creativity. ~Stephanie Nicholls
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    I will spread the belief that math provides a platform for students to develop their creativity. ~Stephanie Nicholls

2018-2019
Week 10

  1. "I pledge to continue to be a positive role model not only for my own children but for all the children I work with as a volunteer." ~ Maria Meraz
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    "I pledge to continue to be a positive role model not only for my own children but for all the children I work with as a volunteer." ~ Maria Meraz
  2. "I dream of having a doctorate in education to help younger kids learn how this world works." ~ Maria M.
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    "I dream of having a doctorate in education to help younger kids learn how this world works." ~ Maria M.
  3. "I pledge to be proud of the work I do, the person that I am, and the difference that I make." ~ Ruby Villanueva
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    "I pledge to be proud of the work I do, the person that I am, and the difference that I make." ~ Ruby Villanueva
  4. "I would like to attend college at the University of California, Berkeley and study archaeology to become a paleontologist." ~ Samantha A.
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    "I would like to attend college at the University of California, Berkeley and study archaeology to become a paleontologist." ~ Samantha A.
  5. "I will create an environment that promotes individualized learning, ensuring that all students can strive to be their personal best." ~ Tonya Santos
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    "I will create an environment that promotes individualized learning, ensuring that all students can strive to be their personal best." ~ Tonya Santos
  6. “I pledge to use creativity to provide challenging learning opportunities and a relaxing and encouraging environment for all students.” ~ Tami Harman
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    “I pledge to use creativity to provide challenging learning opportunities and a relaxing and encouraging environment for all students.” ~ Tami Harman
  7. "I pledge to use positive communication to build relationships with the community I serve." ~ Garrett Yarbrough
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    "I pledge to use positive communication to build relationships with the community I serve." ~ Garrett Yarbrough
  8. "My aspiration is to create leaders who inspire others through their voices." ~ Kim Kitayama
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    "My aspiration is to create leaders who inspire others through their voices." ~ Kim Kitayama
  9. "I pledge to get good grades and to go to college to become a Pathologist to set an example for my little brother and niece so they can learn from me." ~ Joshua P.
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    "I pledge to get good grades and to go to college to become a Pathologist to set an example for my little brother and niece so they can learn from me." ~ Joshua P.
  10. "I pledge to be the best that I can be for myself, my family and others." ~ Sara Abularach
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    "I pledge to be the best that I can be for myself, my family and others." ~ Sara Abularach

2018-2019
Week 11

  1. I would like teachers to continue to have good communication with parents, and that they are always available when we need them. ~Yolanda Oropeza
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    I would like teachers to continue to have good communication with parents, and that they are always available when we need them. ~Yolanda Oropeza
  2. I will work with every staff member, parent, and child to ensure our schools are as safe as possible. ~Erick Guzman
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    I will work with every staff member, parent, and child to ensure our schools are as safe as possible. ~Erick Guzman
  3. I pledge to empower our teachers and students in their continued learning. ~ Samantha Vincent
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    I pledge to empower our teachers and students in their continued learning. ~ Samantha Vincent
  4. I choose to face challenges with a smile and always see the light at the end of the tunnel. ~Brenda Aviles
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    I choose to face challenges with a smile and always see the light at the end of the tunnel. ~Brenda Aviles
  5. When the teacher reads stories, we use our imaginations to think of an ending to the story. ~Elijah
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    When the teacher reads stories, we use our imaginations to think of an ending to the story. ~Elijah
  6. I dream of being able to finish all of my studies, so I can have an excellent career and life in this society.  ~ Karla
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    I dream of being able to finish all of my studies, so I can have an excellent career and life in this society. ~ Karla
  7. I will speak up for myself and others because it is the right thing to do. ~Benito
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    I will speak up for myself and others because it is the right thing to do. ~Benito
  8. I want to teach my students that education is a gift that no one can take away from them. ~Michele Owen
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    I want to teach my students that education is a gift that no one can take away from them. ~Michele Owen
  9. I am… the Catcher in the Rye. I help students on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. ~ Dean Andres
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    I am… the Catcher in the Rye. I help students on their journey from adolescence to adulthood. ~ Dean Andres
  10. I pledge to engage my students in authentic classroom experiences that promote critical thinking skills in preparation for future education and career challenges. ~ Taylor Piester
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    I pledge to engage my students in authentic classroom experiences that promote critical thinking skills in preparation for future education and career challenges. ~ Taylor Piester