Mission Hill School

 

During election years, Mission Hill does a whole school study of voice, asking the question, “Who is speaking, and who does not have the opportunity to do so?”  In Kathy Clunis D’Andrea’s kindergarten classroom, her students respond to this theme by using their voices to create a positive change. In 2012, Kathy’s students decided they wanted to educate their families and the other classes in the school about environmental issues and endangered species. The students then decided to take on various projects in their school community, such as planting trees and starting a school-wide recycling program. At the end of the project, students designed presentations on their projects, which they shared with high school students and with Boston’s mayor.