My All-School Project
- In the annual all-school project that I spearheaded, the school has three main projects that each team is responsible for that includes research, visual, and presentation components.
- Two months before the event, the junior high students researched various subjects and created the lessons for the younger grades based on the theme for that year's project.
- The three themes have been the Olympics, Baseball and American Culture, and Heroes of the Bible. During the week of the project, the junior high students compete in athletic and academic events, present lessons, put on plays, and engage in various activities pertaining to the theme of the week.
- Students decorate hallways and classrooms to mirror the theme for the year and partake in camaraderie with their peers, teachers, and staff in the building.
- The younger students also compete in a similar fashion, which allows the junior high students to facilitate the events and assume leadership roles in the school community.
- Each year, a special guest is invited to visit the school, and some of the acclaimed guests include the Pirate Parrot and Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
- Despite the fun and games atmosphere, the students actually learn substantial material throughout the week and gain valuable cross-curricular learning that goes beyond the textbook and the classroom walls.
Here are some pictures of the event from last year, "Heroes of the Bible!"