The Edwards Agency


Inglemoor High teams up with Chrysalis School

IHS & Chrysalis Northshore School District's Inglemoor High School and Chrysalis, a local private school, have been awarded $15,000 by Learn and Serve America to provide service learning opportunities for Northshore's International Baccalaureate (IB) and Chrysalis students.
   Community service coordinators and teacher team members from both schools will by trained by AmeriCorps, a national service-learning organization with a local office in Everett. Students selected to participate in the program will initially be trained by AmeriCorps; school service coordinators will assume the training responsibilities starting the second year of the program.
   Through this program, community needs will be identified and shared with teachers from both schools who, in turn, will link the community learning opportunities to the students' curriculum. Every attempt will be made to match service-learning students with service situations that complement the student's academic curriculum and tap into their special talents and interests, school officials said.
   Chrysalis students will begin their service in the spring of 1997; Northshore's IB students will begin in the summer of 1997. In addition to providing service to organizations and community groups, students and coordinators will meet in groups for self-reflection and ongoing assessment.
   One community organization that will receive five weeks of student support this summer will be Discovery Park's Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. This center provides summer day camp for 60 Native American, K-6 students with tutoring, field trips, and Native American arts and crafts activities.