Like the kids, I’m just as excited when our learning leaves the classroom and we head out on a field trip. There is something special about climbing aboard a school bus and heading to a new place for exploration and discovery. Field trips are about allowing our curiosity to run wild and connecting our learning to the world outside the walls of the school.
Our middle schoolers wrapped up their monthly TOPS trips to a variety of community service sites throughout the area. Each experience was designed to inspire them to a life of volunteer service and a commitment to tikun olam (repairing the world). At the opposite end of the building, our PreK students explored the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo while looking for examples of all of the letters that they had been learning all year learning (lions, tigers, and bears, oh my!).
As you finalize your summer travel plans, think about how you can not just have fun as you visit distant (or close by) places, but also deepen your child(ren)’s understanding of the world around them and how it connects to things that we continue to learn about here at Schechter. In fact, as you do so, share your summer adventures with us through our new Schechter Selfie social media campaign. Take photos of yourselves in your Schechterwear, post them on FB, tagging Gross Schechter Day School and including the #SchechterSelfie or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them for you.
We look forward to seeing where the summer takes you!
Dr. Ari Yares
Head of School