GREENSBORO, N.C. – Schools in Guilford County are participating in “United We Educate and Serve,” a districtwide service-learning experience in remembrance of September 11.
According to GCS, schools will be working on projects for local emergency responders while others continue to work in helping hurricane relief for those affected by Harvey and now Irma.
WFMY News 2 Digital’s Laura Brache caught up with the Kiser Middle School Cares Club and joined them in delivering homemade baked goods to local Police and Fire Departments.
Cares Club advisor, Kelly Ingram said the students baked everything themselves over the weekend in preparation for their delivery event.
Officers at the Patrol District 4 Station and Fire Station 5 got to enjoy all kinds of cookies, cakes, and pastries.
7th grader, Sokoya Cook, said that in light of recent events, “We can do something to give back to them.”
“We know if something happened to us, that they would be the people who would help us,” Cook added.
Here’s a list of what some of the schools are doing on Monday, September 11, 2017:
• Nathanael Greene Elementary: Students will learn about the events that happened on 9/11 and read “Increase the Peace: The ABCs of Tolerance.” They will create ABC books about 9/11 to share with their peers.
• Alamance Elementary: Third-graders will read stories about New York police officer Will Jimeno, a fireboat that assisted with rescue evacuations and “September 12th: The Day We Knew Everything Would Be All Right,” followed by a discussion about heroes. They will create artwork with explanations of what it means to be a hero.
• Brooks Global Studies: The school concludes its coin drive for the American Red Cross on Sept. 11. Second-, fourth- and fifth-graders have written letters to children in hurricane shelters offering words of kindness to send along with their Red Cross donation. Other students recognized and thanked Hurricane Harvey’s first responders with pictures of helicopter and boat rescues.
• Archer Elementary: Firefighters and police officers will visit from 3-5 p.m. to speak with students, who are making cards for all first responders.
• Guilford Elementary: Students will share information on the school’s morning show, and teachers are planning a grade-level based activity for all students in observance of 9/11.
• Hunter Elementary: The ACES program made a handprint flag banner to hang in the cafeteria for students to see on Monday. Also on Monday, students will wear red, white and blue to honor those lost on 9/11, and they will reflect on the events that occurred that day. Volunteer Amber Fitts will read the book, “The Little Chapel that Stood.” Afterward, students will plant flags in front of the school. A service-learning campus beautification is also scheduled that day.
• Parkview Elementary: Students will showcase a Wall of Heroes featuring their families. They will interview their own family members - active service members or someone whom they perceive as a hero to be represented on a bulletin board.
• Jamestown Middle: Teacher Linda Magley’s students will read articles about Sept. 11 and the heroes who emerged during that time. Students will also learn about a doll found at the site of the World Trade Towers and make a paper quilt based on heroes.
• Jackson Middle: Teacher Patricia Chambliss’ class will complete a lesson around the major impacts of 9/11. The assignment will require them to learn about themes, summarization and citing textual evidence. On Tuesday, Sept. 12, students will then make thank you cards for local first responders and military personnel.
• Kiser Middle: The CARE Club will take baked goods and cards to local fire and police stations in the area between 1:30-2:15 p.m.
• Southern High: Students will research the events of 9/11 and speak to firefighters to hear how that day impacted their profession. They will also assist the fire department with the seventh annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Saturday Sept. 16. The chorus will sing the National Anthem and the National Honor Society students will assist with the event in a number of ways.
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