Happy Halloween ISK Community! Thank you to the PTA for organizing Trunk-or-Treat and all who participated in the festivities!
The Medieval Fair was an experience for the entire school to learn about the medieval times in a fun, yet informative way. The planning, organization, and production was done entirely by the 6th and 7th grade Social Studies students. We decided we wanted to make the day meaningful, as well as educational and fun, so all of our proceeds went to the Polish Medical Mission with children in need being our targeted recipients. We had stations with tin working, candle decorating, jewelry making, sewing, and crafts, musical instruments, pottery, stained glass, bookmarks with calligraphy, shields and swords painting and decorating. There was a musical chessboard and archery center with prize, a balance game and a catapult, all made by students. And, of course, there was jousting, a maze, and food! The absolute best part was the community coming together for a great cause!
Grade two students have been learning about being a good citizen and community member. They learned that good citizens help others in his/her community. They then decided that they would like to help out an organization in our community and decided it would be the orphanage in Kazimierz.
To raise money for the orphanage, they planned a read-a-thon. This event happened on October 6th. Before the read-a-thon, students went out to get pledges. They talked to family friends, parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, etc. and were able to get a ton of pledges for the read-a-thon. All students read for at least 95/100 minutes on the day and collected money over the weekend. Before going to the orphanage, they counted all the money students had raised, and their hard work and dedication for the cause exceeded expectations. They raised 5,710 zloty from the read-a-thon to donate to the orphanage. We are extremely impressed by the dedication and determination of the second graders and the generosity of our community!
As their final project for the Service Learning class for the school year 2016-2017, Grade 9 students hosted a waffle sale to raise money for refugees. The class had spent all year learning about the refugee crisis and their response was to try to help in some way. Grade 10 hosted the Haunted House at the Jamboree in June as their final project and all proceeds from both activities went to the NGO "Help4Refugees" whose founder visited ISK in the spring.