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South Middle School Students Celebrate Elephant Day!
Students from South Middle School honored Elephant Day 2017 by hosting elephant themed activities geared toward raising money to be donated to a student selected organization.
“I like elephants because they help the environment. They help fertilize land by walking over the land and breaking everything up and squishing it when they walk on it.” Bianca Knox, 7th grader at South Middle School
“The student chose to donate proceeds to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya. They did some research and determined that this particular place rescues orphan elephants and releases them back into the wild, but they also provide local jobs, so people who would normally turn to poaching to earn money would instead turn to be Rangers to support their families. These students really love elephants and respect them.” Ms. Janet Bisti, teacher at South Middle School
Celebrating Elephant Day began last year. This year, 8th graders who began the program presented to 7th graders and got them excited. This project is completely run by the students. Students thought of the activities, food to serve, the cause, the organization to donate proceed, prizes, and other ideas along the way.
Events included: a photo booth, coloring, nail paste stations, ring toss, pin the tusks on the elephant, bottle toss, feed he elephants, flip the poacher.
TEACHERS: Are you and your students doing something great? Please contact your Communication Strategist. We’d love to attend or post your pictures and recap to highlight the amazing accomplishments throughout our district! Grades PreK-5 Amanda McDowell (email@example.com) and Grades 6-12 Cassie Sklarz (firstname.lastname@example.org).