(Panora) Most districts will need to burn-off some snow-days before the end of the school year. Not an easy task, given “spring fever” among students and staff.
Panorama High School is trying a unique approach to “snow-days,” breaking students into teams and having them come up with a community initiative.
“What we want is something that the students can take the idea and say hey, this is something that I really care about and want to do in my community,” stated Science teacher Kent Muyskens.
He says they’re calling it apprentice week, and they’re asking experts to offer advice about everything from grant writing to public relations.
Each proposal will then be judged, and then launched with the idea that it will continue year-after-year, for the good of the community.
Panorama High school is located in the Guthrie County Community of Panora, about 40-miles west of West Des Moines.
Iowa Radio Network
May 13, 2013