"We believe community service through age-appropriate outreach activities is viewed as both a contribution to the school environment and to the broader community. I am proud that our students, families, and alumni believe in this type of service as it creates unique and unparalleled learning opportunities for all ages. And with just under 100 students, this means that many students contributed more than 10 hours to some sort of community service," said Head of School Fran Bisselle."
Some of the projects the students pursued included relief efforts for Hurricane Irene, Meals on Wheels, KURA, supporting Veterans, Heartworks, Second Chance Animal Center, the Mark Skinner Library, and GNATV. Even the first grade had a bake sale (a part of the math curriculum to learn currency and how to make change) that allowed them to donate the proceeds to a local charity. That is service learning in the primary grades!"
Maple Street School is an independent day school serving children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.
For more information about the school, please call Admissions Director Jeff Barclay at (802) 362-7137 or visit on the web at www.maplestreetschool.com.