May 2015 • B13
School House A classroom gift to others Since September, Edgewood Elementary School fifthgrade students in Lindsey Martin’s class have worked on The Expert Project every Friday in class. This project gave the students the opportunity to research, teach, create and collaborate on a topic of their choice. When choosing topics, the students were asked questions such as: What are you passionate about? How can you make a difference? What can you do/create to make the world awesome? What have you always wanted to know more about? A group of six girls agreed on the question: how can we help orphans in Uganda? For the past seven months the girls have created Google presentations, flyers,
banners and even recipes they could use to host a yard/ bake sale to raise money for the orphans. Overall the girls raised $741. The girls are looking forward to presenting their check to a representative from an orphanage in Uganda, and Martin said she couldn’t be prouder of her students for going above and beyond on their project to help make the world a better place for those in need. Edgewood fifth-graders in Lindsey Martin’s class: Ellen Reidinger, Caroline Johnston, Meredith Maxwell, Hanna Jennings, Ella Speaker and Adele Benson.
Students give during blood drive
A new place to play at Hall-Kent
Hall-Kent Principal Abbie Freeman, PTO President Shana Sanders and former Alabama Rep. Paul DeMarco watch the Hall-Kent fourth-grade students use the school’s new playground equipment. Homewood High School’s gym was packed full of students and staff members who wanted to help others in need during the HHS Student Government Association annual Blood Drive in March.
Former Alabama Rep. Paul DeMarco helped Hall-Kent Elementary School receive funds to purchase new playground
equipment. The equipment not only has a high play value, but it is also inclusive for students with special needs.
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