When you come to my school you notice something different - you notice the community. My middle school is part of a large school community that includes an elementary school and a high school. We are located in northwest Raleigh, NC. Being part of this community affords us many opportunities to support and receive support in a K-12 public school campus.
Our community works together.
Each week there are high school volunteers that invest time tutoring, mentoring and serving our middle school. In turn, our middle school students have the opportunity to tutor, mentor and volunteer at the elementary school.
There are over 930 students enrolled at my middle school. The students are typically middle class with approximately 25% of the students classified as economically disadvantaged.
The Turtle Habitat club meets once a month to clean up the National Wildlife Federation Certified Classroom courtyard at our school. The courtyard is a habitat for eastern box turtles, fish, lizards and many varieties of birds.
All staff and students have a view into the courtyard throughout the day.
The courtyard is fully enclosed by our school building and we like to decorate it as well as clean it up. This grant will replace our bird bath that has a cracked basin, give us rocks for the students to paint, and provide garden flags to replace the faded ones we have. The garden flags will be stored and used from year to year.
The courtyard is a beautiful place that is used by all students. The PTSA at our school has installed an outdoor classroom and will soon install a pergola. Please help fund our project and help add some decorations to our courtyard.
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