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    Student Summer Mural Project Creates Lasting Community Bonds
    Posted on 08/29/2017
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    Building Positive Relationships and Pathways! 

    As part of our series of stories show casing the great work our students, staff, and community are doing to get ready for the upcoming 2017-18 school year, this story stands out.

    About 100 students from World School, a transitional learning school for immigrant and refugee children, volunteered part of their summer break to give back to a community that has given them so much. They painted a mural along a concrete wall along the school's playground badly marred by graffiti.

    The mural is part of a joint Summer Science Academy (SSA) program with Seattle Parks and Recreation designed to strengthen students’ academic and language skills. However, while SSA concentrates on skills learned in a classroom, it also incorporates environmental, hands-on, education to allow students to explore education in new ways. The mural is the result of math, biology, language arts, and art and beauty of the natural world. 

    SPS is dedicated to developing positive relationships with students and partners like Seattle Parks and Rec in order to develop positive pathways to learning for all students. The result will be meeting our overarching goal of eliminating opportunity gaps through programs like SSA. The mural students created embodies that work.

    When students at World School finished their mural, the whole community celebrated their accomplishments, the relationships created through their work, and the positive impact on the neighborhood.  

    Look for more summer work news here on the district’s website.

    Here is more information on the district’s strategies to eliminate opportunity gaps.

    All photos in this article are courtesy of the Capitol Hill Times. There is more on this story here on their website. 

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