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Connect through Clubs

Would you like to socialize in a safe way? Would you like to meet new people who share your interests or share one of your passions with friends?  Would you like to take your eyes off of a screen and listen to a podcast, read a book, tell a story, or put to use all of the useless information that gathers in your mind? While each of these clubs meet virtually, they may give you some much needed time away from your screen.  Click on one of the tabs to find out more.

Book clubs offer many opportunities for students. You can read and share ideas with students, perhaps across the district; you can choose to read only books in a certain genre; you can explore new paths. Please click on the icon to express an interest in a book club. 

Do you love stories? Do you know someone who is a great storyteller or who has something important to share? In Storytelling Club, we will listen to story-based podcasts (like "StoryCorps" and "The Moth Radio Hour") discuss, and if you'd like, create your own. Members might also wish to use the StoryCorps app to interview people with important stories and archive them at The Library of Congress and Central's library.

Click on the image below to express interest. 

In this club, students work together to discuss and celebrate creative ideas. This club will allow you to explore your passions. Using TED-Ed resources, you'll be challenged to identify and shape the story only you can tell. 

Click on the image to express interest. 

 

Put together a team (invite your family, friends, or try it solo.) This will be a real-time challenge that covers general knowledge, culture, and literary works.) Click on the image to express interest. 

Podcast club is similar to book club, but with podcasts. Podcasts allow you to focus on listening. Close your eyes and listen; take your podcast with you on a nature walk; get away from screens. Share a favorite podcast with the club. Explore a topic. Learn something new. In this club, we'll read, um, listen to podcasts and discuss. Click on the image below to express interest. 

Resources for Expanding Your Thinking, and Exploring Your Passions, and Self-Care

Club Announcements

Podcast Club 

This week podcast club will listen to Science Vs Reparations: How Could It Work?

The idea of paying Black Americans reparations for slavery has been around for a long time, but it’s starting to get more support than ever. So we ask: If the country does agree to pay up, how do you calculate the bill? And how could the U.S. come up with that kind of cash? To find out, we talk to historian and farmer Leah Penniman, economist Prof. William Darity Jr., public policy scholar Assistant Prof. Naomi Zewde, and Ebony Pickett. 

We will meet virtually at 4:00 on Thursday 11/12 email Ms. Kawecki for the link jennifer.kawecki@ops.org

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This week podcast club will listen to Lore episode # 156: Bottled up

We will meet virtually at 4:00 Thursday 10/29 to discuss. Email Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org for the link

 

This week podcast club will listen to Cortex episode #106: Clear and Boring

We will meet virtually at 3:05 on Thursday 10/1 to discuss. Email Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org for the link. 


This week podcast club will listen to Jemele Hill is Unbothered episode 97: "Regina King-Sister Night. 

We will meet virtually at 3:05 on Thursday 9/24 to discuss. Email Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org for the link. 

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This week podcast club will listen to the Sawbones Episode "Nostalgia"

We will meet virtually at 3:05 on Thursday 9/17 to discuss. Email Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org for the link. 

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Podcast Club will listen to the Invisibilia Episode "Trust Fall" 

We will meet virtually at 3:05 on Thursday 9/10 to discuss. Email Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org for the link. 

Book Club 

Book club will meet virtually on Wednesday December, 9th at 4:00. This month we will read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. Contact Ms. Kawecki to get a copy of the book and a link to the meeting. Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org 

 

Book club will meet virtually on Wednesday November, 4th at 4:00. This month we will read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Contact Ms. Kawecki to get a copy of the book and a link to the meeting. Jennifer.Kawecki@ops.org 

Click on the book cover to see an interview with the author. 

Book club will meet on Wednesday September, 30th at 3:05. This month, we will read Clap When You Land, a novel in verse by Elizabeth Acevedo. Click on the cover to listen to the author read the first pages. 

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.
Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…
In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.
Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. 

Contact  Ms. Kawecki for a copy of the book. 

 

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