Students in 6th Grade participate in a special service learning program called BRIDGES. This program, recognized by Association of Christian Schools International as a recipient of the Award of Excellence, seeks to build relationships with local elder partners, thus bridging the gap between the generations. Students partner with residents of a local assisted living facility, located on Roper Mountain Extension. BRIDGES participants write about their experiences and those of their elder partners. The project culminates in the development and production of a book that is given as a gift to each elder partner.
2018-2019 BRIDGES Dates
Thursday, December 6
Thursday, April 4
All 6th Grade students will depart from Shannon Forest for a visit with their Gardens at Eastside elder partners at 11:10 a.m. and return by 12:30 p.m.
The annual tea party will be held on Monday, May 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the East Campus (Lower School) Multi-Purpose Room.