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Registration for Summer School will open at 5:00pm on April 19th. Please click here to visit the Summer School website for the 2016 Summer School Course Guide.
In March 2016, Taylor Prairie special education teacher Kimi Helton traveled to India as a U.S. delegate. She was nominated by the Art of Living Foundation to be one of the U.S. representatives at Global Youth Leadership Forum and World Culture Festival in New Delhi and participate in a sustainable energy service initiative in rural eastern Indian villages. The Art of Living Foundation is a non-profit, educational, and humanitarian organization dedicated to the philosophy of a “stress-free mind and violence-free society creates a peaceful world.” From performing on a 7-acre stage as part of a hip-hop performance for the USA at World Culture Festival, to connecting with leaders from all over the world at the global peace conference, to visiting an alcohol- and drug-free university, to building deep connections based on mutual learning in rural villages, Kimi’s experience was diverse and unforgettable. Her participation in this expansion of global perspectives adds value to the Monona Grove School District in several ways, but most significantly in expanding MG’s worldview and leadership development and its translation to students and staff. Kimi presented her experience to MGSD staff on Tuesday, April 12th.
Congratulations! Five GDS students were officially invited to attend the 2016 Latino Youth Summit at the University of Wisconsin - Madison! The Latino Youth Summit engages 7th & 8th graders in a culturally responsive curriculum through 2 days (March 23-24) of workshops that allow students to learn and explore their path from middle school to high school and on to college. Workshops introduced students to a wide range of topics, skills and careers. Here are some quotes GDS students used to describe what they learned: “EMBRACE YOUR CULTURE” “DON'T LIVE IN THE SHADOWS OF STEREOTYPES” These are the five students that were invited: Anais Corona (8th), Sequoia Cruz (8th), Nina Amaguara (7th), Paola Gracia Garcia (7th), Gladys Flores Gonzalez (8th).