Our 6th graders ventured to the Marine Science Institute in Redwood City for the Canoes in Sloughs field trip, where they learned paddling techniques, canoe safety, and did chemistry experiments on the water quality.
Community service helps broaden awareness of families in need and provides opportunities to help meet those needs. Students at all three campuses participate in a variety of service activities during the academic year.
Students have found many unique areas in which to serve including tutoring, child care, working with disabled persons, city government, environmental activities, the arts, and more. Participation in these programs is strictly voluntary for grades K-6. Students in grades 7-12 are required to complete a minimum of twenty hours community service.
During Spring Break of 2016-17, seventeen of our high school students ventured to Cuba for a time of cultural service learning. The group came face-to-face with Cuba's fascinating history by touring historic sites and hearing the stories of local people. Thanks to the generous donations of the Pinewood community, the group also delivered clothing, hygienic supplies, and sports equipment to a service center in Havana. Trip chaperone and Middle Campus Principal Sarah Haun says she loved watching the students bond across class levels and social groups on this incredible, memorable cultural experience.
Our 2nd graders visited Ardenwood Historic Farm, where they learned about the Victorian farm and home life of the Patterson family from the 1800s.
Pinewood's Student Athlete Spotlight recognizes a student who: competes at a high level during both games and practices, is a supportive and uplifting teammate, shows leadership on and off the playing field/court, holds high academic standings, and is well-rounded outside of the athletics program.
Our 4th graders visited Old Mission San Juan Bautista and San Juan Bautista State Historic Park to reinforce their history lessons about the Spanish exploration and settling of California.
On September 16th, our high school Interact and Green Coalition Clubs participated in Coastal Cleanup Day. Our students were excited to do be involved in the world's largest community service project and to do their part in protecting the local marine environment.