Cool Things Happening
In 2023, LULA teens began to curate programs for Coliseum students which bring unique learning opportunities for them to experience in addition to the great education they are receiving from their teachers. Kylie Jones and Kate Whitely started off the year with a Sports Clinic that they offered to students after school. Jake Smith and Xander Garrett brought an Art Academy to Coliseum in the mornings and Kiera Wood and Channing Pauley have started a Science Lab that takes place after school. Each program lasts from six to eight weeks and allows students to dive deeper in to areas that they love and enjoy!
Last Summer, LULA teens went to work refurbishing the gardening boxes/areas so the kids could use them to grow plants to enhance their science curriculum! To date, the teachers and students are on their second planting taking care of their growing cilantro and lettuce each morning!
In August, 2020, we provided 225 students in 10 classrooms with school supplies to begin their academic year online. This was a unique situation that required unique solutions. Based on their experiences during the Spring of 2020, our teachers requested crates for each student to store their school supplies in while learning at home. Along with basic back to school needs, like pencils, markers and writing notebooks, they requested small dry erase boards to see the students work more clearly online. In addition, they requested jump ropes so students could exercise more easily at home. We will continue to help Coliseum Elementary as they continue to pivot to best meet the needs of their students.