West Seattle schools: Roxhill’s ‘Empty Bowls Banquet’ with City Year; Lafayette’s LaSER club achievement

Two West Seattle elementary schools have achievements to share. First, from Roxhill:

Young adults in service to help kids – that’s the fundamental mission of City Year, which operates in several West Seattle schools (among many other places). And a recent event involving Roxhill’s City Year team stretched beyond those involved, raising global awareness. Team leader Hollis Hernandez shares the photos and this report:

On December 1st, the City Year team at Roxhill Elementary School celebrated the end of a school-wide Hunger Awareness Month Campaign with the school’s first Empty Bowls Banquet. All students and families were invited to share a humble meal of soup and bread out of student-decorated bowls and to hear students’ amazing essays on how to combat hunger around the world. It was a powerful and inspiring evening that could only have been possible with the generous donations from Endolyne Joe’s, Ivar’s, Target, and Great Harvest Bread.

Students were excited to get up onstage to read their essays – short and sweet, like this one from a girl named Faith:

Get food for the kids! Parents feed their kids but, some parents want to get more food for their kids because they don’t have enough food. If this happens all the kids will grow. The village will grow stronger with the help a community. The community will grow stronger if all the nations unite. Together we can help change the world to change ourselves.

Now, from Lafayette Elementary , an update on students getting involved with technology – not just to use it, but to strategize and compete: We have an update on a big day for the school’s new LaSER (Lafayette Science, Engineering, Robotics) club!

From Matt Jensen:

Robotics teams from Lafayette’s LaSER club had a great showing at the 26-team South Seattle FLL robot tournament on Saturday. The Mystic Mindstormers and Lego Minds, mixed teams of 2nd and 3rd graders, were the youngest teams there and outscored a number of older teams. The girls’ team, the Go-Go Bots, scored well and won a Core Values Award for Gracious Professionalism.

1 Reply to "West Seattle schools: Roxhill's 'Empty Bowls Banquet' with City Year; Lafayette's LaSER club achievement"

  • Beth Bakeman December 8, 2011 (7:52 pm)

    Great accomplishment by the Lafayette kids, but it seems quite strange to have a separate “girls’ team.” Can anyone involved explain why?

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