Unified Basketball, a six-week program for 3rd-5th graders, was a great success. Students with and without disabilities came together to learn and practice their basketball skills. All who participated got something out of the program. Some of the more advanced players became friends with kids that were different and helped teach their skills to others, the new players developed the knowledge of the game and new skills.
Beginning in September, Mandy Hermanns and Izzy Longstaff began working on their project “Benefit the Blue” in support of Comfort Zone Camp, a nonprofit organization that provides free therapeutic programs for youth who have experienced the loss of a parent, guardian, or sibling. On September 30, Mandy and Izzy traveled to a Comfort Zone Camp in Wake Forest, NC, where they served as Junior Counselors all weekend. Both Mandy and Izzy were truly touched by what they experienced
The Enviro-Art Gallery, held on Saturday February 25, was started to create a dialogue within the community regarding various local and global environmental issues. Through the use of over 100 pieces of student artwork, including over 25 pieces from art students at Midlothian High School, the gallery was able to effectively showcase the beauty of the planet and the importance of environmental protection on the local level. There was an emphasis on four distinct topics which w
The Art in the Air” Capstone led by seniors Paige Kobza and Sarah Morgan was an eight week long after-school art program that provided free art classes for students living in the Bon Air community. Over the course of the eight weeks, ten Bon Air Elementary School students from second to fifth grade learned about influential artists, contributed to a class mural for the community, and embraced their creative voice through many different projects. Each child received an “art bo