Go Help - Stories about Service Learning

List of 5 news stories.

  • Grade 5: Animal Conservationists

    Fifth graders met with representatives from the Denver Zoo Immersion Program yesterday to learn more about animal conservation, their service-learning project. Their activity this week was to understand the complicated issues surrounding conservation by debating the endangered cheetah population from the perspective of a farmer, poacher, conservationist and rancher. 
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  • Grades 5/6: Service Council News

    Members of the 5/6 Service Council met with a representative of Freedom Service Dogs of America this week to find out how they can help this organization with its mission. “Service council is a group that choses an organization to help and to raise awareness,” explains co-leader Charlotte Frampton, Grade 6. “Freedom Service Dogs of America rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to help veterans and people with disabilities.”
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  • Grade 8: Education is a Civil Right

    Eighth graders have a new partner in education, McMeen Elementary on Holly St. In their service learning program coordinated by history teacher Jake Dresden, students visit kindergarten classrooms each month to tutor students. One goal is to examine and observe differences in public versus private school education.
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  • Grade 5: Introduction to Zoo Service

    Fifth graders met with three representatives from the Denver Zoo to learn more about the Grade 5 service project that starts in January. They will focus on animal conservation and how they can help protect endangered animals, those that are dying at a faster rate than they are reproducing as a result of human or environmental factors. Students will form small groups to engage in in-depth study of nine animals and will culminate their learning by staffing booths at a zoo event in the spring where they will educate zoo visitors about the animals. This week, they met Craig, a desert tortoise listed under the Endangered Species Act. For information: Kimm Lucas.
     
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  • Spark Change Collects Record Amount

    Thank you to all our Lower School families for supporting the Spark Change Collection. Participation was high in all of our classrooms, preschool to Grade 4. This year we collected a record amount for our school with $5,731.54; Mr. Kai Johnson's class (Grade 4) earned the title of top collector with $742.84. "The Lower School voted and we chose two causes: animals and children," explains third grader Evan L'Herault. In January, Spark Change agents will begin to interview organizations that serve these two causes to determine how to distribute the funds.
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Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.