Meet Rebekah Clark: a talented BSAC lifeguard, Girl Scout, and Blue Wave Swim Team Member who has made a lasting impact right here on our campus. With the help of her family, Rebekah created a mini library called Readbox, inspired by the Redbox video rentals located in popular stores in our area. “I started this project back when I lived in Maryland because I really wanted to spread literacy and encourage kids to read outside of school,” said Rebekah. “When I was growing up, I was home-schooled. We would go to the library and I’d come home with a stack of books a foot tall and read all of them. It helped me with my schooling later in life.” Rebekah attributes her excellent vocabulary and writing skills to reading, and she wants to help younger children understand the potential benefits it can bring throughout life. She believes reading will not only help kids in school, but will also help them in the future when it comes time to apply for jobs or go to college. “I’ve seen how people write through reading, and I’ve been able to see other people’s perspectives on different issues,” said Rebekah. “I can learn about global issues through books people have written, and other historical things.” Through her role as a lifeguard at BSAC, Rebekah saw an opportunity to make an impact in our after-school program. By building a Readbox, she could encourage children to spend more time in the BSAC homework room, where we have a specialized teacher available for tutoring and help on assignments. They can now find and share new books they like, or contribute to the Readbox and bring books from home. “Kids look through books, and they can either read while in the homework room and put it back, take it home and bring it back, or they could even switch it out with another book they have at their house and keep the one they found here,” explained Rebekah. This project originally stemmed from her involvement in Girl Scouts for the past 13 years. The Readbox is her final project, which will help her earn the Gold Award. This project took more than three years [...]
Stowers BSAC Community Club went on a field trip to the local USPS office to tour their facility. They also spoke to postmaster Aaron about his day to day activities. It was such an eye opening experience for the young Stowers kids and they learned so many new things about the USPS Office.
Today, the students in the Community Club at Stowers wrote thank you cards for police officers. Not only did they write thank you cards, but they also made goody bags for the officers to take with them. Officers were ecstatic at the kids efforts.
Stowers Culinary Club had a great time making Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. The students were hands on with dying their cheese different colors using food coloring, buttering their breads and grilling each sandwich to perfection. To top it off we added a little bit of sprinkles to the top of the sandwich to make it extra yummy!
Our Stowers Community Club has put together their First Annual Canned Food Drive! For the month of April the students are collecting non-perishable canned goods to donate to The ECHO of Brandon. To step it up a notch, the students in community club have created a challenge between grades. The grade to have the most cans collected at the end of the month will receive a special gift from the club.
Today, the Culinary club made breakfast burritos. The burritos were made with bell peppers, eggs, shredded cheese, salt and pepper, wrapped in a tortilla. Students were also taught how to sauté peppers and scramble eggs.
The Culinary club made their version of pasta salad. The ingredients they used were tricolor rotini, grape tomatoes, black olives, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni,Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, Italian vinaigrette dressing, salt and pepper. The students really enjoyed this culinary session and was back asking for seconds!
Stowers BASE Kindergarten through 5th grade made volcanos for each grade out of flour, water, and salt. On Friday, all the BASE students went outside to show off their work. This was their chance to make their volcanoes erupt! Science is cool!
The community club helped make Stowers a little more beautiful this week. Students took part in mulching the trees outside of the cafeteria doors. Vice principal, Mr.Robinson, even came out to support and thank them for their excellent work. Thanks to the community club, Stowers became an even more beautiful place to attend school!