Supercast Episode 36: A Teacher’s Story of Perseverance During the Pandemic

Students on an Online Conference CallIt is a sign of the times… educators working harder than ever to keep learning alive during the pandemic. In this episode of the Supercast, hear the inspiring story of an American Sign Language teacher who says her passion and perseverance for teaching has grown during these unprecedented times.

Sunset Ridge Middle School Choir Students Keep End of School Year Tradition Alive

It is something Sunset Ridge Middle School students look forward to every year. The very last song performed by the concert choir at their last concert is always the same – “Omnia Sol, Let Your Heart Be Staid.” They always invite former students to take the stage and sing along.

Choir Director, Patricia Rogers, decided the beloved tradition would continue this year despite the COVID-19 dismissal. So, she had 8th and 9th grade choir members record their parts individually at home and then edited them together in a moving performance — a performance that inspires students to remember that together we are strong.

Here is the virtual performance.

Community Comes Together to Provide Weekend Meals for Students

Picture of weekend mealsIt was an amazing and heart-warming sight at Columbia Elementary School on Saturday as more than 80 volunteers with the South Mountain Church gathered to distribute weekend meals to students and their families.

The volunteers gave out 400 breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to last the weekend for those who might otherwise go without. South Mountain Church will be back providing weekend meals at Columbia Elementary for the next two Saturdays in May.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity helping students and families during difficult times.