Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Where in the World?

At the end of the 2011-12 school year the departing sixth graders chose to make a long lasting impact on Sioux Trail.  I am hopeful that their time and experiences at Sioux Trail will have a positive long lasting impact on them as well.

The photos features one of their projects.  The sixth graders and their families chose a service project and left this behind for Sioux Trail students to enjoy.  I think it is fair to say they chose to have a "global" impact on Sioux Trail with their map of the world.  The photos feature our custodian, Mark Glende, in the final step of the installation process.

  1. The first part of the process was finding and purchasing a very large stencil, 
  2. Then Mark blocked and painted the black rectangle so that the map was visible
  3. The third step involved laying out the stencil and painting the outline
  4. The final step is featured in the photos as Mark is working his way across the world
This was the first service project that a sixth grade grade class has done in recent years and with advance planning I hope to have future students have an increasingly active role in completing the service project. 

The class of 2018 also left Sioux Trail a framed poem and photograph of the class as well as establishing an award that recognizes a member of the staff.  "The Gaitley" is named after the student who started the award and recognizes a member of the staff who has gone above an beyond to make Sioux Trail the wonderful place that it is.