Monday, February 27, 2017

Play Minecraft in a Movie Theatre! Join Super League's City Champs

If your gamer loves Minecraft, then wait until you tell them that they can PLAY MINECRAFT ON THE BIG SCREEN! Super League Gaming, the world's first in-theater recreational video game league, will let your kids take their love of gaming beyond your living room walls and onto the silver screen.



This is the little league experience for gamers! It's fun, social and kids get to be part of a local organization celebrating their passion and their skills

Starting March 11 and running for four consecutive Saturdays, kids can play Minecraft in Super League's City Champs, an event taking place in a dozen cities across the country. Your child's creativity, critical thinking and teamwork will be put to the test at each event. During City Champs Qualifiers, players will vie to earn a spot in the Playoffs. Players can participate in as many Qualifier events as they wish - the top two scores will count toward ranking and determine who advances to the Playoffs, starting later this spring.

Players are forced to think, make choices, and use logic to complete goals within the game. Super League encourages teamwork and playing Minecraft helps develop skills like reading, organization, planning, and problem solving.

Super League City Champs offers gamers 17 and younger 90 minutes of big screen gaming for four consecutive Saturdays beginning March 11th through April 1st. Each event starts at 10:30 am.


For tickets visit: SUPERLEAGUE.COM

Disclaimer: My family received complimentary tickets to Super League Gaming in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are mine. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

I Like Big Buns and I Cannot Lie - Afters Ice Cream

Truth be told...


So, I had to try one of these...


And this is my yummy, glazed, milky bun with Vietnamese Coffee ice cream and "Afters Flakes" toppings. Warm and chilly, sweet and crunchy, makes my tummy happy.


 Eating my milky bun with some of my favorite people makes my heart happy too!


Visit http://www.aftersicecream.com/ to get a bite of that milky bun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Helping Students Realize Their Potential #NSCW17

The SUHSD Learns blog showcases the learning that happens every day across the Sweetwater Union High School District. Each day a short blog post is posted, written by a Sweetwater community member. The goal is to celebrate learning in all its forms. Here is my contribution in celebration of NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK =) #NSCW17

Philosopher Confucius once said, “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

Today is the first day of the 2017 “National School Counseling Week.” The theme for the week is “Helping Students Realize Their Potential.”


Being an alumnus of Sweetwater High, I understand the stigma my students feel about not being “good enough” for highly selective college admissions. They have heard the narrative too many times: kids from National City don’t go to “those types of schools

Building a college-going culture is more than increasing A-G rates and building AP programs. It’s about building each student’s belief in their ability to achieve their college dreams. They have to believe kids like them DO go to schools like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. 


As a teacher turned school counselor, in every interaction I have with students, I am reminded of the power of my words and actions to guide students towards the realization of their potential. I have learned that I must acknowledge a student’s hard work and dedication in making their education a priority. I have to express my admiration a student’s resilience amidst the trauma they have experienced.  I have to call attention to a student’s talents that make them unique. 

Each student inherently has the will to win, the desire of succeed, and the urge to reach their potential, yet many need us to help them realize their potential.

Lysabeth Luansing-Garcia is a former AVID Tutor from GJH, once ELA teacher at CPH, now school counselor at SUHI where she maintains the website www.SUHIcounseling.com. She is also the co-chair of the SUHSD Counselor Standards Committee. Outside of work, she shares the diversions of life on her lifestyle blog www.GarciaMemories.com.


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