June – July Service-Learning Digest
Summer is a great time for service-learning, especially the action and celebration steps of the IPARD/C process (learn more about the service-learning process at nylc.org). Check out these great stories for inspiration for your next project!
Methodist College camp puts fun emphasis on volunteering and learning
Nine-year-old Lydia Ellis had fun at camp this week, not by playing but helping.
She spent Tuesday volunteering at the Midwest Food Bank as part of Methodist College’s Summer Learn and Serve Camp. Afterward, she raved to her mom about the experience.
Knoxville Schools reach new heights in 2018-19
As our students enjoy their summer break, the Knoxville Community School District is reflecting on a school year full of outstanding achievements on the part of our students, staff and community. “We started the school year with a number of ambitious goals to raise the bar for achievement, and also to promote life skills, career development and student well-being,” said Cassi Pearson, KCSD Superintendent. “I am proud of the commitment our students and staff gave to help us accomplish these goals.”
Local teacher traveling to bring service-learning to classrooms
With stops at Yellowstone National Park, Seattle and then all the way to Belize, a Rowan County educator is putting in the miles this summer to bring a new perspective to local classrooms.
Though her travels will consume all but a matter of days in this year’s nine-week summer break, North Rowan Middle School teacher Angie Fleming is enjoying every moment.
Forsyth service learning project connects students with senior citizens
A service learning project in Forsyth is connecting students with senior citizens. About 15 kids from Forsyth Middle School have been visiting the Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center a couple of times per week. On Monday, the students brought special gifts for each resident. "I like giving the gifts because it makes me feel warm inside," Student Olivia Kossmann said.
Lisbon sixth-graders complete service learning project, ‘Spruce Up Sugg’
Kyle Beeton, teacher at P.W. Sugg Middle School, just finished up a service learning project with his sixth-grade students. The project, named “Spruce Up Sugg,” was designed to use math concepts to help provide a springboard for making improvements to the landscaping around the front of the school.