Hesston Middle School students undertook a project that would span two school years and require the cooperation of over 100 students.
Hesston Middle School art teacher Brittani Rhodes said, as an educator, she let students direct the project and have a personal investment in their art.
“This was a very unique project because it was student made from idea to finish. I had very little to do with making the art! I started by asking the question "What do you think would make our school a better pace to be?" The kids brainstormed so many ideas. To name a few: sayings and quotes in the hallways, kindness messages installed throughout the building, teacher door decorations, and the outdoor classroom concept was the biggest hit,” said Rhodes.
the project was a collaborative effort between seventh grade students and their fourth-grade buddies.
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