WOW! It has been an awesome year and it’s gone by so quickly. We certainly have had a blast and learned a lot this year at the Henderson International School!

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Henderson International School injects fun and community service to enrich each student’s learning experience. This has been a formula for success across all the Meritas Schools worldwide. This year, we have continued to set the standard for excellence. As a few examples of our activities, Henderson International School competed in regional science competitions, developed recycling programs to combat poverty in the world and bonded with our pets right here on campus.

The 22nd Annual Science Bowl was a definite win, not only for the participants but for the community. After all, we are developing the innovative leaders of the future. The Science Bowl is an initiative managed through the United States Department of Energy’s Office of Science. More than 4,500 middle school students competed in 45 middle school regional Science Bowl tournaments. Students, in teams of four or five, competed in a fast-paced Jeopardy-style format where they solved technical problems and answered questions in all branches of science and math.

The TerraCycle program, implemented this year at the Henderson International School, was spearheaded by math teacher Tara Perez. This recycling program turns recyclable materials into school supplies for homeless teens donations, earns points toward providing clean water and meals for the impoverished. This program reinforces the habit of preserving the environment while also teaching students the importance of caring for others in need, developing the idea that our students are global citizens.

We just hosted our annual Pet Day celebration on April 19. Students brought their dogs, cats, tortoises, hamsters and even one iguana, to share with their classmates. Not only was it fun, but it was a great opportunity for students to showcase their beloved pets and encourage social interactions in our student community.

We’re already looking forward to next year.  To wrap up this year, don’t forget to attend the PTA Carnvial on the last day of school, May 31!

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