Last November, students in Laura Bowers, Pablo Colombini, Olivia Rocamora, and Amy Saunders' Spanish classes began an ongoing relationship with Los Niños Primero (Kids First), by furnishing a classroom space for the underserved Latino pre-school children at the school. Now, students in the Spokes and Bandaids English elective are embarking on the final phase of the preschool classroom buildout -- painting a meaningful and engaging mural on the classroom wall.
Spokes and Bandaids is a course designed to explore and empathize with the immigrant/refugee crisis in the world, especially the Hispanic immigration experience in the United States. This course, though political in nature, seeks more to remind students of their Jewish responsibility for the refugee (because we were once refugees) than it does to debate policy.
Select students in Melissa Megehee's, and Leigh Herman's Reading The World classes competed in the final round of the school-level national poetry reciting competition "Poetry Out Loud" to a packed school audience. Congratulations to Jacob Botnick (10th) who won the school-level competition and now moves on to the Metro Atlanta Regional Competition.