Each year, our students participate in service-learning projects to teach them about the importance of giving back to our community and beyond. Below is a list of the projects completed this fall:
- The kindergartners shopped for treats that were collected in baskets for Collegiate’s housekeeping Staff. They learned the names of our Housekeepers and discussed what they do each day to keep our building clean, safe, and healthy.
- The first graders sewed pumpkin toys filled with catnip for the cats and kittens waiting to be adopted at the Kentucky Humane Society.
- Second graders demonstrated good citizenship as they decorated patriotic-themed gift bags for veterans in our community in preparation for Veterans Day. Students finished this project by filling each bag with care items and writing a personal thank you to reflect an appreciation for their service to our country.
- Third graders collected and donated pumpkins of various sizes and shapes to the Visually Impaired Preschool (VIPS) in Louisville. VIPS used the pumpkins to create a “discovery garden” for the students they serve.
- Our fourth-grade students and families participated in Reverse Trick-or-Treating at the Family Scholar House. Students dressed in costumes and gave out candy to the families at the Family Scholar House.
- Fifth graders made posters about conserving water to encourage mindfulness consumption.
- At the 2019 Maker Faire, the Upper School Robotics team helped local community members assemble more than 250 “Nerdy Derby” cars.
- The Upper School Me to We Club hosted the Scare Away Hunger food drive, collecting 1,961 pounds of canned food for Dare to Care.
Students enjoyed working on these projects and giving back to our community!