Thursday, April 20, 2017

Testing Day Becomes A Day of Service for Many Madison City Students

Posted by John Peck in General

While Madison City juniors and sophomores were taking the ACT and ASPIRE tests respectively, seniors and freshmen fanned out in non-traditional school activities.

Wednesday, April 19, was "Enrichment Day" in Madison City Schools. Due to the logistics of testing, Bob Jones and James Clemens high schools again offered an opportunity for non-testing students to spend an enrichment day with a variety of learning options.

Many students chose school-supervised community service. This could be a visit to a nursing home or assistant living facility to engage in activities with residents; mulching and weeding at the CASA Community Garden, stuffing Lunches of Love food backpacks at The Brook church, assisting at Lincoln Village, organizing and taking inventory at Manna House or Inside Out Ministries, painting a mural at the Madison City PreK, and a host of other activities.

Students could also use the day to make a college or career visit, visit an educational/historic site such as the Huntsville Art Museum or U.S. Space and Rocket Center, or engage in AP study sessions.

See these news links for coverage:
WZDX Fox-54

Below are photos from some of the community service activities. More photos on Madison City Schools Twitter under the hashtag #mcsenrich

students weeding the coommunity garden

students raking and hoeing garden

students leveling out mulch in garden

group pic in front Lincoln Village sign

boys stocking shelves with food Manna House

kids organizing food on Manna House shelves

girls preparing food items at Manna House

Student calling bingo to residents at assisted living

student working puzzle with assisted living resident

student playing UNO with elderly woman

students working outdoor classroom Rainbow Elementary

students painting sidewalk mural Madison PreK

closeup of student painting mural Madison PreK

students stuffing lunch backpacks The Brook Church




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