With funds provided from the George J. Kloepfer II Middle School Enrichment Fund, our middle school community had a packed day! This purpose of this fund is to enhance students’ learning opportunities through new technologies, field trips, guest speakers, and other innovative resources. With an emphasis on experiential learning, the fund hopes to expose middle school students to a wide range of cultural venues and professional careers.
A few highlights from the day were….
The day started with a presentation from Gwen Mysiak, the Executive Director with the PUNT Organization. Chris Cloutier, one of our middle school faculty members, is also a member of the Buffalo Bandits. Through his work with the Bandits and their relationship with PUNT, he brought Gwen in to speak. Students then worked on cards to send to kids who are battling pediatric cancer. Thanks for visiting Gwen!
Next was a presentation and performance from Gaitre and Devi Bollywood Dance Group. Through the relationship with faculty members Emma Eddy and Elaine Gardiner, Nichols was able to host this group, where they talked about their mission of building strong communities and celebrating diversity through dance.
Holly Cercone then introduced the Lion’s Story and talked with our students about navigating stressful social situations.
The day ended with the Heritage Quilt Art Activity.
Thank you to everyone who supported and helped this impactful day on campus! And thank you to the Kloepfer Fund for providing funds to make this happen!