Service Learning Update

The project group is working on many projects simultaneously. There is a group of students that have just been granted permission by Superintendent Zhang to construct a Japanese garden in front of Scarborough Hall. They have been working on the plans with Ms. Furnia and will submit a supply list of items that they are seeking in donation. The plans include a pool with goldfish, artwork, plants, and areas for seating to enjoy the tranquil setting.

They also began the first phase of what will be their working greenhouse. Jason Zheng prepared the seed cups with dirt and then planted herb seeds. Remy Sykes helped erect the greenhouse shelves and then covered the unit.

This group is also organizing a shoe drive on campus and is asking that you send in new or gently worn shoes so that we can donate them. Our coat drive was very successful this winter and students got to see first-hand how desperately these items are needed. They have begun making signs that they will hang around campus and in the community. The last date to drop shoes off will be May 22nd. Start your spring cleaning early and please bring them to the Academic Office and we will see that they get to the collection boxes.

The culture group studied Malta this week. For the first time ever, we allowed the cadets to pull out their cell phones and join in a raucous game of Kahoot that was initiated by Jamel Pauletta. For those of you who are not familiar with Kahoot, it enables many individual players to log in on their cell phones and answer questions and be scored. It was a really fun way to have everyone participate and learn facts about the country.