#RedForEd – Teachers March in Arizona

What is #RedForEd

It is a movement started by teachers, education support professionals, administrators and others in the community who care about the state of education in Arizona.

The goal is to ensure that all students have access to highly qualified and experienced teachers, that educators are compensated fairly, and to improve the educational environment in the state of Arizona.

The Crisis in Arizona:

  • There is an unprecedented teacher shortage.
  • We have the second-largest median class size in the U.S.
  • We are near the bottom in per-pupil spending.
  • We have the worst counselor-to-student ration in the country
  • We have endured the largest education funding cuts in the nation

What do the teachers want?

  • 20% raise for teaching and certified staff
  • Competitive wages for classified staff
  • Restore overallK-12 funding to 2008 levens
  • No new tax cuts until per-pupil spending reaches national average
  • Annual raises until teacher salaries reach national average.

A Call for Community Action

Call your legislators and Governor. Tell them you stand with Arizona’s Educators/Support Staff and support a sustainable funding solution for public education. Here is a link to find your district rep with email and phone number. https://www.azleg.gov/findmylegislator/

Contact Gov. Ducey’s Office and ask the same. 602-542-4331

More information on the #RedForEd movement is being updated daily at www.ArizonaEducatorsUnited.com

My 6th Birthday Party – Welcome To Wakanda

Calling All Super-Heroes

Come Celebrate My Birthday and my cousin Justin’s Birthday Together.

Wear your favorite Super Hero outfit and bring a change of clothes for the water activities.

Have your parents Follow this LINK to RSVP.

August The Great’s 6th Birthday Party w/Justin Kelley

Learning The Piano – Part 1

I first started learning about the piano when I was 3 years old with Ms. Tina Estes. But I took some time away for 2 years and now i’m starting back again.  I have a new piano teacher called Mr. James Rhodes. Follow along as I practice and learn a new skill.

 

My first Drone

All Of Last Year I begged my mommy and daddy for a drone.

I thought they were cool when I saw them online and other kids playing with them.

I finally got one. Here’s a quick video on my 1st day with it.

Pirates Rookie AA Baseball – Fall – Week 1 (19-9) Won

East Valley Baseball Fall Rookie AA. Pirates Opening Day vs. The Avengers. Watch as The Pirates & August The Great prepare for their 1st game opener and let the bats fly for their 1st Win. 19-9

August L. Oguma Ogwel is 5 Years Old.
Bats: Left/Right
Throws: Left/Right
Position: Right Field

August Started T-Ball at 2 1/2 Years Old in the Fall of 2014 with East Valley Baseball. This will be his 6th straight season of Baseball Play (including Spring Baseball)