Homecoming Week 2017 was an awesome success! From a variety of characters showing up on Who's That? Wednesday, to students taking it waaaaay back (think: Jurassic Period) on Throwback Thursday, and much more, it's been a week of non-stop spirit, enthusiasm, and excitement - and the fun didn't stop there!
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On Thursday, September 21st, our Lower School students took a few moments to recognize the International Day of Peace, and participate in a Pinwheels for Peace project. These pinwheels, which bear writing and illustrations depicting what peace means to the children, are intended to help spread positive wishes of peace and hope in our community.
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, our Upper School Student Council coordinated a very successful school-wide relief drive, which resulted in multiple truck loads of supplies being delivered to residents of the affected areas. Knowing that the road to recovery will be a long one, our students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School then took the time to write notes of appreciation and encouragement to both the residents of the Houston area, as well as the many troops who have spent long hours assisting residents of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast. As always, we are proud of the empathy and compassion displayed by our students and their families, and are grateful for the collective willingness to help those in need.
On September 15th, Allen Academy 6th graders, led by MS Science teacher Stephanie Hanover, traveled to Baytown to take part in phase one of the Get Hip to Habitat! program. During this trip, they harvested native estuarine marsh grass, which they will bring back to Allen Academy to cultivate, monitoring the growth and health of the grasses through testing and maintaining the proper environment. Next spring, these same students will take a trip to Galveston to transplant their matured grasses to a restoration site. This is yet another awesome example of how Allen Academy teachers work hard to provide authentic learning opportunities for our students!