Robbinsdale Students involved in “Night of Service”
Robbinsdale students involved in International Baccalaureate (IB) programs are taught to be internationally-minded and aware of the world around them.
IB Students got a firsthand look at the need in their own community during “Doing Good Together.” The night of service brought together families and students to participate in a variety of community service projects.
“Part of being in IB is showing action in our community,” explained Molly James from Lakeview Elementary. “We want to show kids that little things make a big difference.”
Teachers and IB coordinators created the night of service that was held on Friday, April 5 at Cooper High School in New Hope. They invited not only students in the program to participate, but families in the community as well.
“We want our kids to show action,” said James. “We want our kids to say ‘I can do something with what I know’ and this is one of those things. Something little can really have an effect on someone else and how important that is.”
Students and teachers stuffed bags of food for the Animal Humane Society, made sandwiches for the homeless, and assembled personal care bags for PRISM.
“We really do want them to see that they really are making a difference,” said Kari Christensen from Cooper High School. “We picked local organizations to so that it’s right here in our seven communities that we serve in our district.”
The district’s IB schools include Lakeview Elementary, Robbinsdale Middle School (RMS) and Cooper High School. The Night of Service planning team includes Teri Greenstein and Molly James (Lakeview), Jennifer Holtgrewe (RMS), and Kari Christensen and Jodie Meyer (Cooper).