Dear Mississippi Creative Arts families,
It is with great sadness that we are experiencing another tragic event in our community. We are heartbroken at the tragic death of Daunte Wright at the hands of a police officer in Brooklyn Center this weekend. A 20-year-old young man, a brother, a son and father is gone. The repetitive cycle of traumatic events is exhausting and has a negative lasting impact on our community.
The death of another Black man in our community is traumatic and will understandably cause a variety of emotions and feelings, including sadness, hopelessness, anger, loss and pain. As a school, we are here to support our families and students as we examine these uncharted events.
To navigate this loss while still living through the trauma of the murder of George Floyd is a heavy burden to hold for all of us, especially for our students. We are always here to support, care for, and stand next to our students and our community.
Our counselors, social workers and school staff are ready and willing to support your student in whatever ways we can. Our counselor, Ms. McCabe and social worker, Ms. Miller are available to support students as needed and can be reached at 651-293-8840.
Here is a link to some resources to support you when talking with your child as our community processes this event, while experiencing the trauma of the Derek Chauvin trial.
Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.
Dr. Lydia Kabaka Principal