SAGE YOGA AND MEDIATION WITH THE WONDERFUL MR. CRUZ!
PLEASE JOIN US ON SATURDAY, MAY 21ST AT 5 PM FOR OUR FIRST EVER, LIVE-AND-IN-PERSON, SAGE YEAR-END SHOWCASE. THERE WILL BE MUSIC, DANCE, ART, FILM, SPOKEN WORD - ALL CONNECTED TO THE THEMES OF OUR WONDERFUL SAGE MAGNET. TICKETS ARE $10 (ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORTING OUR PROGRAM) AND ARE AVAILABLE IN THE STUDENT STORE, ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE, OR AT THE DOOR THE NIGHT OF THE PERFORMANCE. HERE IS A DIRECT LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS: SAGE SHOWCASE TICKETS
TO LEARN ALL ABOUT THE SAGE MAGNET, AND TO MEET SOME OF OUR AMAZING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, WATCH LAST YEAR'S, SUPER DUPER, SAGE YEAR-END VIDEO SHOWCASE FOR 2021!
PACKED WITH MUSIC, ART, POETRY, YOGA AND FUN, CHECK IT OUT BELOW!
SAGE YOGA AND MEDIATION WITH THE WONDERFUL MR. CRUZ!
"The SAGE Magnet (at Louis Armstrong Middle School) is a shining example of the innovative programs available in Los Angeles Unified. Providing students with a safe environment to question gender norms, learn about social justice movements and inspire students to become agents of change are goals that reflect our values as a school district. Congratulations to all the families and staff who worked so hard to make SAGE a reality." -
Scott Schmerelson, LAUSD School Board Member
THE SAGE MAGNET OFFERS AN SAS HONORS COHORT WITH AN ACCELERATED/HIGHLY ACCELERATED MATH PATHWAY.
THIS GIFTED/HIGHLY GIFTED COHORT ALSO INCORPORATES THE RICH, THEMATIC INSTRUCTION OF A STRONG MAGNET, WHICH DEEPENS AND STRENGTHENS THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD.
THE HUMANITIES CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTED AT SAGE MAGNET ESTABLISHES A PATHWAY THAT LEADS DIRECTLY TO THE ACCLAIMED CLEVELAND HUMANITIES MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL.
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CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VISIT OUR VIRTUAL MAGNET ROOMS! ONCE INSIDE THE ROOMS, CLICK AROUND ON EVERYTHING! FIND OUT WHERE IT WILL TAKE YOU...
ALSO, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR AMAZING YEAR-END SHOWCASE!
CHECK OUT OUR AMAZING SAGE UKULELE PROJECT! SAGE STUDENTS LEARNED ALL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MUSIC IN SOCIAL JUSTICE - THEN LEARNED HOW TO PLAY THOSE SONGS ON THE UKULELE AND GUITAR! CHECK OUT THE WONDERFUL END RESULT!
IT WAS SO WONDERFUL IN FACT, THAT ABC NEWS CAME TO DO A STORY ABOUT IT!
SAGE STUDENTS ON A FIELD TRIP TO LEO CARILLO BEACH, WHERE THEY TOOK A MINDFULNESS HIKE FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF YOGA ON THE BEACH.
LAUSD SUPERINTENDENT - AND SAGE SUPPORTER! - AUSTIN BEUTNER COMES TO VISIT SAGE!
AND HE DID YOGA WITH US!
MS. LEE EXPLAINING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT HOW THE KIDS ARE LEARNING ABOUT GENDER STEREOTYPES IN DISNEY'S "CINDERELLA."
All students are fully reflected in the SAGE curriculum, so students feel included and affirmed. When students feel included in the classroom, they are then inspired by the rebels and heroes of history who dared to make a positive change in the world.
2. SERVICE LEARNING
Once inspired, students are then given the opportunity to go out and make positive changes themselves. Examples of service learning are cultivating a community garden to provide produce for a community food bank, a painted mural to change hearts and minds, or meeting with local government officials to propose a new measure.
3. GENDER STUDIES
At SAGE we will study the impact of gender on our middle school students, and the often limiting impact of the narrative children are being provided with. We will teach our students to become critical thinkers, empowering them to write their own story.
4. SPEECH AND DEBATE
In this social media age, we feel it's critical that young people learn how to substantiate their opinions with research and proven facts, and then have the skills to speak their truth to others.
5. SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
At SAGE we care about the "whole child" and understand the middle school students need support when navigating the emotional, physical changes that come with middle school age. To that end, we will be providing our students with breathing and mindfulness techniques and practices, built into their school day, as well as a three year program of yoga in lieu of P.E.
THE SAGE CURRICULUM
SAGE offers an academically rigorous program of studies, with an Honors track for Gifted, SAS, and Highly Gifted Students, a full Speech and Debate curriculum, and accelerated and highly accelerated math options, with offerings all the way up to 10th grade math.
The Representation Project, including the films "The Mask You Live In" and "Miss Representation," explore the troubling narratives our children are exposed to regarding gender and its various, often unhealthy limitations. Both films, and their corresponding curricula, will be incorporated into the gender studies portion of SAGE.
Here are some scenes from "The Mask You Live In" which explores the correlation between respect and violence that society teaches young boys. We need to teach them a different, healthier path towards masculinity, one that is defined by character, intelligence and service to the greater good. Fight with the strength of your character, not with your fists.
THE HOMECOMING QUEEN JUST KICKED THE WINNING GOAL! WATCH HER STORY!
You can write your own story, and be what you want to be. Boys can "man up" by becoming critical thinkers, and girls can be "pretty" by creating positive change.
Watch renowned professor and award-winning author Michael Kimmel and his TED Talk entitled "Tackling the Boy Crisis." Boys in middle school need our love and support, now more than ever.