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School Bullying Can Leave Lifelong Scars

As a society, we are more aware of bullying than ever. We hear about bullying regularly in social media outlets and on the news. But how really damaging is bullying? Here’s a few statistics.

According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Education, when students are bullied as children, the emotional damage doesn’t just go away—it leaves an impact that can last decades.  In fact, about one in five students, or an estimated 5.4 million students ages 12 to 18 have been reported being bullied and 1.7 million experienced cyberbullying in 2013.  Also, for lesbian, gay, and bisexual students, the bullying rate is even higher, nearly 34 percent offline and 28 percent online, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2016.

Just note, at Choices Charter School, bullying is not acceptable. Know that you can count on us to take care of your student.

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Introduction to Growth Mind Set starts 6/13!

This summer our counselor, Martine Cermak and counseling intern, Jade Owen, will be running a group for middle school students current 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Choices.  The group will be an introduction to growth mindset, the concept of changing the way students feel about their mistakes and failures and how to grow and learn from them.  Students will also learn to be more motivated and gain resiliency techniques for bouncing back and overcoming obstacles they face in school and life.  Students will learn about “famous failures” those who have succeeded greatly and are famous, despite their failures.  Sessions will be engaging, include icebreakers, games, lessons, discussions and reflection promoting growth and tools for success.  Sessions will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 10-11am for five weeks beginning Monday 6/13 at Choices Charter School.

If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email:

Students attend the Sacramento Speaker Series…for free!

Did you know that every year, Choices Charter School invites 5 to 10  students to attend the Sacramento Speaker Series events for free? On top of it, the students may arrive early and participate in a special Q&A session with the speaker before the actual presentation begins.  It provides interested students with an opportunity to expand their horizons a bit, so to speak.

The next sessions are:

April 5, 7pm:  Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia

May 3, 7pm:  Cheryl Strayed, author of New York Times bestselling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Interested students can sign up through any of their teachers. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

Julia Gillard – There are 4-5 tickets left as of 3/19/17. The deadline to sign up for Julia Gillard is Friday, March 24. Students can reach out to Kori Moore (916-979-8363 or by email: to learn more details and reserve a seat. Roxanna Summers and Scott Cermak are the event chaperones. We usually ask parents to drive their students to the event and meet the chaperones there by 6:30 pm sharp.
Cheryl Strayed –  the author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Her book was made into the movie, Wild starring Reese Witherspoon in 2014.  We will have 8 student tickets. Reserve your spot now.