Student Groups (Educational and Support)

  • African American Girls Leadership Group

    The African American Girls Leadership Group primary purpose is to bring African American girls together to learn the history of what role African American females played in their culture. Participants will also be taught skills that are necessary to help them experience successes in school and in future endeavors.

    Female presenters from various professions will present information that will generate conversation and empower group participants to learn to appreciate who they are and encourage them to strive to be successful. The goal is to develop leadership skills and teach group participants appropriate ways to address issues they may experience in school and in the community. These groups are held at Tech and Apollo. Click HERE for meeting schedule.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.

  • AMO Enterprise Group

    We consult with AMO Enterprise to work with Apollo and Tech high schools to facilitate sessions to develop leadership around diversity and multicultural issues. Students from North and Annandale middle schools attend sessions at Apollo. Students from South and Monticello School District attend sessions at Tech. Teams are created based on the demographic breakdown of the schools in which students attend. There are a total of eight sessions per school to address issues such as how to take leadership roles around differences. The plan is to continue meeting with new leadership teams during the school year. We hope these efforts continue to increase the culture and climate of each building within the district.

    Discussions are held annually with Link Crew leaders as part of training, with the focus on everyone feeling a part of the Apollo and Tech High School communities; it is part of the Link Crew orientation and the whole premise behind the Link Crews. Meeting dates are:

    • 10/16/19
    • 11/20/19
    • 12/11/19
    • 01/15/20
    • 02/12/20 
    • 03/18/20
    • 04/15/20
    • 05/20/20


    Tech & South's session will be held in the morning (8:30) and Apollo & North's session will be held in the afternoon (11:15). Bussing will be provided by Equity services.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.

  • Culture and Climate Student Groups

    Culture and Climate groups are formed around a shared interest or common goal, to which individuals formally or informally belong. Two groups formed at Tech High School out of some concerns students expressed that eventually led to a peaceful student walkout that was represented by primarily Somali students. Culture and Climate Groups seek to provide a safe environment where students can voice their concerns, and with the assistance of St. Cloud School District Administration and Student Support Services, craft a series of action steps that will lead to a safe and caring environment for all students. This group is guided by the direction of the District’s Equity Department and uses the St. Cloud School District’s Mission Statement foundation for the group’s work.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.

  • International Student Presenters (Educational Activity)

    Through a collaborative effort between the Center for International Studies at St Cloud State University and the Department of Equity Services at St Cloud School District 742, we are able to present the International Student Presenters Program.

    The goal of the International Student Presenters Program is to provide K through 12 schools within with a resource that will enhance the global understanding for all students and staff. Through this collaboration, a panel of SCSU international students present information about their culture and/or country to include topics ranging from the education system in their country, history, art, cultural traditions, music and their contemporary lifestyle.

    Presentations can be scheduled during the course of the school year.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.

  • Social Groups

    Many of our students face difficult challenges in their lives. These challenges can often times create barriers for learning. The Equity Services Department partners with elementary schools in the district to implement social groups in their building. The groups are for students who have been identified as students who would benefit from additional social and emotional support.

    The groups are interactive and designed to help students make appropriate choices and build on skills they already have. The activities are designed to encourage students to address issues they usually don’t talk about. The structure of the groups provides students with a safe and environment where they feel comfortable sharing social and emotional issues.

    Topics such as conflict resolution, social responsibility, anger management, self-awareness, peer pressure, bullying, respect and leadership are all incorporated into the group.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.

     

    Elementary Schools:

    Mufasa Crew Life Young Men’s Groups

    Crew life groups are interactive and designed to help students, develop an affinity structure in which students can gain a sense of self awareness, self-representation and community responsibility. Challenging them with this level of consciousness will assist in creating a positive climate in and out of the school setting. Student will:

    Improve academic performance
    Build on skills they already have
    Make appropriate choices
    Improve communication skills
    Build confidence that will enhance social, /emotional, personal and academic growth
    Teach responsible decision making
    Bring about change: Shifting in their Thinking
    Foster positive relationships with peers, family and staff

    Keeping it Real

    Keeping it Real is a social skills group that is facilitated under the premise, if social skills are increased it will equate to an increase in academic learning. That doesn’t mean that improved social skills make you smarter; it means these skills make students/people more amenable to learning.

    Mentoring

    The Department of Equity Services provides a mentoring Activity at Westwood Elementary School. High school Students from Apollo High will be matched with a student from Westwood and serve as positive role model to a mentee. The mentoring will be implemented on a weekly basis at Westwood Elementary School.

    Mentors will provide one-to-one relationships with selective mentees within the building. The role of the mentor is to try to develop a trusting relationship with his/her assigned student and provide guidance, support and pass on knowledge, that can increase the chances of the student making better choices and improve in his/her academic performance. Mentoring can also encourage support for changes in behavior, attitudes and ambition.

    Middle Schools:

    Mufasa Crew Life Young Men’s Groups

    Crew life groups are interactive and designed to help students, develop an affinity structure in which students can gain a sense of self awareness, self-representation and community responsibility. Challenging them with this level of consciousness will assist in creating a positive climate in and out of the school setting. Student will:

    Improve academic performance
    Build on skills they already have
    Make appropriate choices
    Improve communication skills
    Build confidence that will enhance social, /emotional, personal and academic growth
    Teach responsible decision making.
    Bring about change: Shifting in their thinking
    Foster positive relationships with peers, family and staff

    Sharing Grace Girls Group

    Sharing Grace groups are interactive and designed to help students, develop an affinity structure in which students can gain a sense of self awareness, self-representation and community responsibility. Challenging them with this level of consciousness will assist in creating a positive climate in and out of the school setting. Student will:

    Improve academic performance
    Build on skills they already have
    Make appropriate choices
    Improve communication skills
    Build confidence that will enhance social, /emotional, personal and academic growth
    Teach responsible decision making
    Bring about change: Shifting in their thinking
    Foster positive relationships with peers, family and staff

    High Schools:

    H.E.R.O’s (Heart, Education, 4-R’s, Responsibility, Rules, Respect, Resiliency, Off-Season)
    African American Female Leadership
    McKinley Girls Group

    These groups teach students how to make appropriate choices and build on skills they already have. Students are provided with life skills information they can use as they make the transitions to adulthood.

    These groups are facilitated at Apollo, Tech, McKinley Area Learning Center and Roosevelt.

    Contact Henry Galloway, Coordinator for Academic Achievement and Support, at 320-370-8103 for more information.