Michael Anello, Executive Director of the Haiti Reforestation Partnership, visited upper school Peace and middle school social studies classes to speak about the organization's work and how reforestation has led to incredible environmental and community development in Haiti.
The Reforestation Partnership works with the rural people of Haiti to, "Strengthen the next generation of the Haitian people and their trees...The story begins and continues with trees. Forests make all the difference. The soil is richer, the rain sinks in and when water emerges in streams, it is clear. Gardens can grow, trees produce fruit, water is cleaner, catastrophic flooding and mudslides are averted, and a more abundant life is possible." (haitireforest.org)
The upper school World Affairs Club welcomed New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer '90, who spoke to students about the role of the state/county legislature, with a focus on the HOPE Center in Wilmington, whose mission is to house and support individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and the GreeNCC initiative, a county-wide program aimed at improving the environment and enhancing the quality of life in New Castle County.
International Baccalaureate art majors and higher level visual arts students traveled to Washington, D.C. to view artwork at the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of Asian Art.
Happy Panda Day is such a great send off to Spring Break--lower school students met with Ivy the therapy dog, made friendship bracelets, hunted for leprechauns, and practiced yoga, all in the comfort of their pajamas!
Thank you to all who came out and supported the Home & School Used Book Sale! Over 55 volunteers - adults and students alike - moved, sorted, and sold books, games, CDs and DVDs, and had a great time in the process. Shoppers found new books to add to their libraries, with one staff member saying it was her favorite day of the year!
Second graders celebrated the 100th day of school this week with lots of 100-day activities, including writing what life might be like 100 years from now, finding all the ways to make 100 in math, making 100 day glasses, and brainstorming 100 reasons to love school!