To celebrate February "I Love to Read" month, Buffalo Community Middle School participated in a school wide book study. The selected book was A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. BCMS students and staff developed a greater global perspective and compassion for people who face great challenges each day.
Our Green Team (Environmental leadership team) will be using a Terra Cycle chip recycling plan and other fundraising mechanisms to contribute and help these students. Our school sets in suburban Minneapolis and considers composting, the environment, and service to be key pillars to who we are at BHS.
The INTERACT Club in Cannon Falls is the high school extension of the local Rotary Club. INTERACT participated in a project for a school in Malawi a couple of years ago and we wanted to participate again in helping H20 for Life bring clean water to children around the world. We will be doing another MORP, or backwards prom, along with a couple of other group activities to help raise funds for this event. We also want to partner with our local Rotary Club to draw attention to water quality issues in our community with Lake Byllesby and with our local rivers and streams. We are planning on a park and river clean up in the Spring. Our INTERACT Club is about promoting choices that make an impact here at home and that make a difference for people around the world.
Centennial Middle School has been a proud participant with H2O for Life for the past several years. We are one of the original H2O for Life Schools. Educating our students about the global water crisis including both local and global issues is important. Our students learn that there are actions they can take that will lead to local water conservation, and actions that will help a partner school in the developing world have access to water, sanitation and hygiene education.
Our 5th grade reading group read a story about world hunger and it motivated them to do something to make a positive difference in the world. We discussed several ideas and our group voted to try to help solve the world water crisis by supporting an H2O for Life project.
Central Middle School has been a supporter of the H2O for Life Organization. The students connect with students their age throughout the world and appreciate their ability to make a difference in their everyday lives. 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and Student Council students, organize and lead fund-raising opportunities that involve the entire Central community.
Every day, one billion people make a three hour journey to gather water! There is a water crisis throughout the world that is creating economic, social, educational and, worst of all, life threatening conditions. We can help change that statistic for our partner school.
This project will be part of a week of service opportunities for first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.
Columbia Heights is your hometown high school. We are extremely proud of our excellence, heritage and 21st-Century approach to learning, but most of all, our more than 800 diverse students in grades 9-12. To help students on their path, our teachers create relationships while helping students develop lifelong learning skills for college and career readiness. Our AVID elective classes are excited to partner with a school to provide clean water access.
Community of Peace Academy is an urban, PreK-12 charter school serving over 800 students of diverse cultures and backgrounds on the East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Students at Community of Peace Academy receive an academically rigorous, whole-child education within a school environment that values community and promotes peace.
At Visitation School, we believe that community service is an integral part of education. With our global society of the 21st century, we see the needs of the world. Our Vision and Philosophy statement: Convent of the Visitation School provides an excellent education within a Catholic environment permeated by Salesian Spirituality. Under God's guiding hand, Visitation Sisters, trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and students are committed to: Gentle and caring formation of students in maturing faith, reverent worship, personal morality, global responsibility, and respectful appreciation of diversity. Holistic growth of each student from infancy toward adulthood through: innovative teaching and learning; a challenging college preparatory program; encouragement of leadership and relationships of trust; vibrant co-curricular opportunities, and a broad exposure to the arts and cultures. Robust governance - derived from a long and stable history - characterized by expert and wide consultation, judicious discernment, Church and community collaboration, and sound fiscal policies. “Non Scholae, Sed Vitae; Not for School, but for Life."
It is sometimes hard for people here in Minnesota, "the land of 10,000 lakes", to imagine a place parched and dry, with no clean water for miles and miles. In fact, the great Mississippi River flows right through our town, and our school is named after all the raccoons that live and fish from the rocky rapids there. But after reading a new book by Barbara Park called The Long Walk For Water, our Eco-Teens Club wanted to help those former Lost Boys of Sudan bring clean drinking water to their homeland, South Sudan