This past Friday I was able to help chaperone a 5th Grade Game night - which on its surface might seem to be just another fun evening we pull together to help our young people enjoy each other's company and learn to socialize in a safe, appropriate environment. That it certainly was as these picture can attest.
|some dance celebrations|
|Jenga and Twister fun|
But if you dig a little behind the scenes - what you would discover is that this was actually an 8th grade community service project. Back in December, four 8th graders - Clara MacFaden, Tyshon Tunnell, Allison Smarden and Samantha Morgan decided that in order to demonstrate proficiency around our graduation standard of "contributing positively to their community" that they would develop a Global Service Learning Project. Working with SCS Spanish Teacher who advises this
|How about a little Family Feud?|
Here you can listen to an interview with these four students explaining what they were hoping to accomplish with their project.
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|Tyshon, Clara, Samantha and Allison|
On March 1, we have our trimester celebration that concludes this current cycle of Arts and Citizenship and our C Wing hallway will be filled with projects and reflections created as evidence of our students efforts to learn independently, creatively and pursue excellence in projects of their own choosing. This Global Service Learning project will be just one of over sixty different projects on display and I look forward to sharing some highlights through this blog. But you can also mark your calendar and come take a look for yourself - it truly is a pretty inspiring Gallery of Learning. You are definitely invited! Allan Miller - SCS Middle School CoPrincipal