In early December, our science teacher Ms. Mary Van Eaton facilitated a 7th/8th grade Science and Stewardship field trip to Sakai Park.
Our middle school students served the community by volunteering in Sakai Park as a work crew. Students pulled ivy off the trees that grow along the park path that runs parallel to our Saint Cecilia campus.
The Park District provided all the tools necessary to do the work and their Volunteer Coordinator Morgan Houk explained to students why it is so important for the health of the trees and community.
One of our Schoolwide Learning Expectations is We Serve the Community. This Science and Stewardship field trip was a great way to engage actively in community service.
(excerpts from email to parents, M. Van Eaton11-29-21)