YouthQuest Highlights: December 2022

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Roll On

Students at Freeman Elementary took a trip to Rollhaven Skate Center. There, the students learned how to roller skate, played in the bounce house, and enjoyed some laser tag. The field trip also acted as a STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math, lesson. Students learned about motion and science or roller skating and also learned that the heart is a muscle, and that exercise keeps it healthy.

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

To celebrate the season and the upcoming break, students at Pierce Elementary helped put together the December Winter Wonderland-themed Family Night. To prepare, students created crafts and decorations like gingerbread men, snowflakes, and a Christmas tree. The decorations were hung throughout the school to make the school more festive. During the family night, students and their families gathered to make gingerbread houses, enjoy hot cocoa, and open presents. The presents students opened were books to help promote literacy.

These Are the Drones You Were Looking For

At Durant-Tuuri-Mott Elementary, students participated in the Drones Club in December. In the club, students learned how to build their own drones. In the process, students learned the names of the pieces and how each part functions. This club helps promote engineering and science on top of being fun and engaging for the students participating.

You Better Recognize

Doyle Ryder and Potter Elementary staff take time each month to recognize a Students of the Month for those who take initiative in a leadership role during YouthQuest. Recognizing the students encourages them to keep stepping out and being leaders. The program also encourages other students to do the same.

YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.