Women of Courage Panel in Honor of Rosa Parks

Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS) is a group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls who voluntarily meet before school one day a week. Not only do the girls prepare for this event, but, in addition, over the past few years, they have studied the gender disparity of wages in the U.S. and what they can do about it; the minimum wage and how almost two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women, along with the resulting effects on their families and communities. They have also visited local government officials, including the Oakland Board of Supervisors and District Attorney Nancy O'Malley. Last year after a successful inaugural Women of Courage Panel, the girls joined the Alameda County Food Bank volunteers and advocates against hunger to lobby government officials in Sacramento after learning how advocacy can effectuate legislative change.

Our honored guests this year are:
  • Ericka Huggins, Activist, Educator, and a Leader in the Black Panther Party
  • Julie McDonald, Engineering and Technical Operations Manager for Nimble Collective supporting women in animation, Film Producer
  • Kadijah Means, Activist, Member of the Black Liberation Movement, and Leader of the Black Lives Matter protests in Berkeley as a senior at Berkeley High in 2015, JMSG Alumna ('11)
  • Mimi Silbert, Activist, President, CEO and Founder of Delancey Street

Women of Courage in Honor of Rosa Parks

United State of Girls Rally & Summit

Inspired by the United State of Women Summit taking place at the White House in May, Girls in Government, Leadership, and Service (GGLS), a before-school class at Julia Morgan School for Girls (JMSG), is hosting a United State of Girls Rally & Summit on Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We hope to have 100 middle and high school girls from public and private schools attend this special event. Our goal is to mobilize a national movement of teens 18 years and younger to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment and the girls attending will be those girls who are willing to take on a leadership position in getting the ERA passed.

We plan to create a short video by the end of the event that we can send to the White House! 

Remarkably, Gail Sheehy, feminist, best-selling author, and journalist will be giving the Keynote that morning. One of Ms. Sheehy's books, Passages, was named by the Library of Congress as one of the 100 most influential books of the 20th century. Also speaking will be Cynthia Foster from Equal Rights Advocates as well as Girl Leaders and Changemakers.
 

CALLING ALL MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS!

Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
@ Julia Morgan School for Girls

 Be Inspired by
Keynote Speaker
GAIL SHEEHY 
Feminist, Author, Journalist
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Cynthia Foster
Equal Rights Advocates
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Kadijah Means
Black Liberation Movement
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Danielle West & Gaby Battle
Girl Leaders and Changemakers

Be a Leader in a National Movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Parent Education Series for JMSG Families

Parent Education Series features guest speakers that enhance parent education about developmental and educational issues, parenting, cognitive growth, brain research, and how it impacts JMSG curriculum and other topics relevant to middle school parents. Past speakers have included New York Times bestseller Peggy Orenstein and leading authority on child development and brain research and JMSG Advisory Board Member Dr. JoAnn Deak. 

List of 20 events.

  • Sep
    3

    Parent Education Series w/ JMSG Educational Director of Technology Katie Topper - For New Parents

    JMSG Educational Director of Technology Katie Topper shares information about the new iPad 1:1 Program and tips for staying informed and communicating with your daughter's teachers. 
  • Sep
    10

    Parent Education Series w/ Educational Director of Technology Katie Topper - For New Parents

    JMSG Educational Director of Technology Katie Topper shares information about the new iPad 1:1 Program and tips for staying informed and communicating with your daughter's teachers.
  • Sep
    17

    Parent Education Series w/ Educational Director of Technology Katie Topper

    Get some hands-on training on the JMSG website. Learn where to find the information relevant to the school calendar and your daughter's schedule and courses. Learn how to get school notifications and easily communicate with JMSG Faculty & Staff. For new and returning parents.
  • Sep
    29

    Parent Education w/ Beth Samuelson

    Parents & girls invited to attend
  • Oct
    1

    Parent Education w/ Common Sense Media

    Raising Kids in our 24/7 Connected World
  • Oct
    8

    Parent Education w/ Patty Contaxis, MFT

    Understanding Adolescent Development

    Patty Contaxis, M.A. is a Marriage and Family Therapist with 24 years clinical experience. She is on the faculty of Diablo Valley College and a former adjunct professor of psychology at John F. Kennedy University. Ms. Contaxis consults to Bay Area schools on social, behavioral and community issues. She was a school-based counselor at Walnut Creek Intermediate School and Oakland's Ralph Bunche School, and has been a staff therapist for The Ann Martin Children's Center, La Cheim Residential Treatment Centers, and the Bay Area Youth Development Agency. She is currently the consulting clinical director to Building Futures, an East Bay agency providing emergency shelter, domestic violence programs, and transitional housing to women and children. She maintains a private practice in psychotherapy with middle school and high school age youth, parents, couples, and individual adults.
  • Nov
    3

    Parent Education w/ Beth Samuelson - Partnering for Academic Success, A Workshop for Parents

    Beth Samuelson, Director of Student Organizational Services will present this workshop to address the following:
    • Helping parents collaborate instead of collide with their student 
    • Understanding student challenges regarding the management of complex assignments 
    • Implementing critical strategies now for future success 
    • Handling organization and time management issues 
    • Fostering independence in your student 
    • Navigating the minefields of micromanagement 
    • Expressive/receptive language (including writing) 
    • Anxiety and mood in connection with school tasks
  • Nov
    18

    Parent Education w/ Joel Baum - Gender Spectrum - CANCELLED

    Please join us as we welcome Joel Baum, Senior Director, Professional Development & Family Services at Gender Spectrum who will speak about the concepts of gender identity and expression.
  • Apr
    13

    Parent Education w/ JoAnn Deak, PhD - CANCELLED

    JoAnn Deak, PhD, has spent more than 30 years as an educator and psychologist, helping children develop into confident and competent adults. The latter half of that period has also focused on working with adults, parents and teachers in their roles as guides or ‘neurosculptors’ of children. On her website is a quote that best describes her perspective on her work: “every interaction a child has, during the course of a day, influences the adult that child will become.”

    Parents and educators at schools from New York to Hawaii, as well as such organizations as the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Association of Independent Schools, the Association of International Schools, the American Montessori Society and the International Baccalaureate Association, have heralded Dr. Deak’s ability to demystify complex issues of child development, learning, identify formation and brain research.
  • Sep
    4

    Parent Education with Jason Brand

  • Sep
    9

    Parent Education with Jason Brand

  • Sep
    21

    Parent Education with Beth Samuelson

    This is for Class of 2018 - one parent and their child.
  • Sep
    28

    Parent Education with Beth Samuelson

    This is for Class of 2018 - one parent and their child.
  • Oct
    19

    6th Grade Parent Coffee

  • Oct
    26

    7th & 8th Grade Parent Coffee

  • Nov
    4

    6th Grade SEL Night

  • Nov
    9

    7th & 8th Grade Parent Coffee

  • Nov
    11

    Parent Education w/ Common Sense Media

  • Dec
    7

    6th Grade Parent Coffee - CANCELLED

  • Dec
    14

    7th & 8th Grade Parent Coffee - CANCELLED

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All-School Picnic

We invite our families to our 3rd Annual All-School Picnic on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The picnic takes place at school, and not only is the Art Show available for continued viewing, but the girls also share musical and dance performances with us outside. It's a great way to end the school year in a relaxed setting, as families and faculty and staff, along with their families, sit on the lawn enjoying the sun and celebrating the arts.

Julia Morgan School for Girls

5000 MacArthur Boulevard, PMB 9966 Oakland, CA 94613
510.632.6000