The Practical Arts program is an opportunity for students to learn not only how to work with each other, but to work for the community in a variety of ways. Combined groups of seventh and eighth graders receive a double period of classes every week to explore practical social arts through Gardening, Handwork and the Student Action Group. The Student Action Group helps students learn to resolve conflicts and learn from social interactions, using peer mentoring and mediation tools. Led by Specialty and Class Teachers, the children learn how to better serve and shape their community by exploring the individuality within it.
Hearts and Hands Group: Lisa Roggow
Growing Community Group: Miyuki Maruping
Social Action Group: Brittney Jaynes