Students Show Commitment to Community Service
10th Grade Class Delivers Sports Equipment to Local Primary School in El Colorado
Recently, a group of 10th graders from Ms. Lisa Schalla's U.S. History class served as intermediaries between a 4th grade class from Finch Elementary School in Toronto, Canada, and their sister school, 24 de Febrero in El Colorado, Jalisco.
Teacher Mr. David Treherne and his fourth grade students from Canada have been sending letters, homemade storybooks, and funds that they have raised every year for the past five years. In 2007, Mr. Treherne contacted the high school NHS advisor, Ms. Schalla, in order to set up a partnership with a public school in Mexico, and she invited one of the local schools that is part of the ASPV program Leer y Crecer (Read & Grow).
"This is a wonderful triangle of service and friendship," Schalla said. She works with her 10th grade students on making a budget and then buying and delivering supplies for the morning and afternoon schools in El Colorado. The ASPV students also help to translate letters going back and forth between the schools and enjoy visiting children in a different part of their community, Ms. Schalla said.