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Water WeekWas a service learning project on March 3th-7th. The project allows us to partner with small rural schools in Nicaragua to help provide hand washing stations, vented latrines, and hygiene education. ALL of the money raised by Forestview goes towards the construction projects for the schools. Click here to view photos of our completed projects from the last two years. We are very proud of them! H2O for Life, a non profit, has a goal of funding water, sanitation and hygiene education for schools in developing countries. The average walk for water in these countries is 3 miles, and can take up to 6 hours daily. The brunt of the responsibility to carry the water falls on the women and girls in these countries. The average water load is 40 – 50 pounds. Girls often drop out of school once they are old enough to begin carrying water. A lack of bathrooms at schools also forces young women to drop out.
"It's fun for them to see the older kids learn how to identify a color scheme and watch the process of art," Tahnee Flowers, Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness coordinator said. "It's not the typical class experience."
A lime green giraffe and lavender elephant are now leading the youngsters of the Early Child -hood Program to class. No, the site is not the figment of the children’s imaginations. Instead, the mural at the Brainerd Learning Center is the result of a collaboration between staff and students of the center’s Early Childhood and Middle Level Alternative programs.
Tahnee Flowers, Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness coordinator, had the vision to change the bare, off-white wall a couple of years ago.
Meet Klint Willert!
Ruth Nelson congratulating the new "Superintendent of Brainerd Public Schools" at our Special School Board Meeting. Klint Willert is from Marshall Public Schools and is starting work officially on July 1, 2014. He will be involved in many of the new hires and is in communication with Superintendent Razidlo and the Brainerd School Board Members as needed until his move to Brainerd.