Henry G. Izatt Middle School continues focus on the school team’s four pillars of Humanity, Growth, Innovation and Sustainability. As the 2017-18 school year is underway, students, parents and staff are engaged in inquiry or passion projects in many areas.
HGI’s community garden (photo attached) has been an excellent addition to the school as a growing example of authentic learning and involvement. The harvest was a good one. Many of us learned about kohlrabi. One of the five pumpkins has been harvested and seeds removed and dried in preparation to be planted next year.
Our Student Action Voice Engagement (S.A.V.E.) group held a retreat at the Richardson Field Station on October 27, 2017. Following this workshop, the students chose involvement in community or global projects that are already underway or initiate new projects. The students will be applying the principles they gained through participation in WeDay. The school partnership with Riverwood Square continues with a number of activities underway encouraging the growing relationship between the students and the seniors. A focus on creativity and the arts will be visible this year. With partners from Riverwood and the school, a knitting project has begun.