Volunteers In Public Schools Hosts High School for Annual Day of Service
- October 22, 2009
Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) hosted 12 seniors from St. Joseph’s Academy who spent the day with students at Park Elementary School on October 13 as part of their Second Annual Senior Day of Service.
Volunteers read Marcus Pfister’s “Rainbow Fish” to the school’s kindergarten and first-grade classes. Following the story, students decorated a fish that they had to describe using lots of adjectives.
Many of the St. Joseph’s Academy volunteers explained to VIPS their interest in the project is related to their desire to go into education. Seniors were able to select from several service options for the service day event. “This is a great experience, and I liked having the opportunity to interact with little kids,” said student Olivia Bridewell on her selection of Park Elementary as her service project.
“When we encourage high school students to volunteer, we are instilling a sense of reaching beyond personal gain and giving back. We believe this act of service lasts a lifetime,” said Shannon Cain, the Volunteer director at VIPS.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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