WWA Gives Back
The 2017-2018 School Year is bringing a lot of opportunity for our students to grow as citizens in our community and give back by launching our “WWA Gives Back” campaign in 2017-2018. Every month a grade level will take on a project to give back to our community.
October 5th Grade
Fifth grade is proud to have successfully resuscitated the recycling project at Whispering Wind Academy! Our efforts were supported by PV District Recycling Specialist Sid Paralkar. Sid connected 5th grade’s self-appointed recycling coordinator, Ms. Jay with all the possible recycling organizations. In order to kick off a schoolwide program, we engaged the help of Mrs. Mandrola who filmed teachers recycling incorrectly and 5th grade student council students recycling the correct way! What fun we all had!
All grade levels were invited to a schoolwide assembly that where the “Keep Phoenix Beautiful Organization” presented 2 special recycling education assemblies to our primary K2 and the intermediate group 3-6. The K2 recycling assembly included the four things we could recycle: Paper, Cardboard, Glass and Hard Plastic and were treated to the happy Recyclesauras which delighted all the children. Grades 3-6 were invited to the recycling bootcamp where their knowledge of recycling was tested!
At the end of the assembly, all classes were given their recycling bins which were recycled Xerox boxes which were labeled with their recycling symbol. Our 5th grade classes will have an exciting field trip to go to the North Gateway Transfer Station to better understand the process of recycling on December 7th, 2017.
September 6th Grade
In the month of September, 6th grade partnered with the local non-profit organization, “Cloud Covered Streets.” On September 6th, the founder Robert Thornton came to discuss how he started and the mission of his organization. Cloud Covered Street’s mission is to encourage and inspire those who may have fallen on hard times and lost hope. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Robert hits the streets of Phoenix and hands out packages including toiletries, T-shirts, socks and a letter of hope. Our 6th graders will be creating “Letters of Hope” to be included in the care packages. Cloud Covered Streets has street teams in 5 states including Arizona. If you would like more information or ways you can help please visit their website http://cloudcoveredstreets.org/ Robert Thornton also has an apparel company “Paper Clouds Apparel” which raises money for people with special needs, so if you would like more information please visit their website at http://www.papercloudsapparel.com/story/. What an amazing way to support our community and give back!
August Student Council
In the month of August WWA's Student Council took on “Helping Houston,” partnering with Oasis Community Church to collect shoes that are new to gently used, tie them, label the size, and ship them directly to people in need in the Houston area who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Free Resources for Online Student Tutoring (FROST)
Attention: K-12 students and parents of students!Do you need some extra support with your homework? The National Honor Society students of PVSchools provide online tutoring for any subject area and grade level! Please join us this year as we also welcome students needing tutoring throughout Arizona, and beyond.The online technology uses two-way audio/video (optional) and a unique solution of screen sharing. To help learn concepts, tools like drawing, text, shapes and colors can be annotated by both student and tutor on a virtual whiteboard, and/or web sites, files.To get started, you only need to follow the Three Easy Steps below. The first time you log on with your computer, a java file will be downloaded and installed. You will have to accept this download once and then you will be able to connect easily from then on.
Three Easy Steps:
- Log on to http://pvschools.webex.com between 3 and 7 pm, Monday - Thursday
- Join the "Online Tutoring" session
- Put your first name only, email address (optional), and the password "I-pad"
Upon connecting, you'll be greeted by a PVSchools certificated teacher, who will place you in a breakout room with your NHS/FROST tutor. Enjoy learning....Video on logging in to NHS/FROST tutoring - http://goo.gl/K3C1Y
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