To hear Lorenzo Lopez speak about his art is like witnessing a torrential downpour forced through a single spigot. It's not the speed at which he talks; it's that each carefully chosen word spoken about his passion projects seems to carry the weight of three. Despite never studying art as a child, Lopez combined a … Continue reading Visiting Artist Brings Life And Love Through His Art
Leave it to a team of educators to fill every possible space with learning opportunities. When construction completed on Mount Pleasant Elementary, the district touted the larger classrooms, integrated technology, increased security, and improved learning opportunities that the new building presented. One aspect that the school also provided was a large courtyard in between learning … Continue reading I Love It When A Plan Comes Together…
"Who am I deep down? When times get tough do I smile or do I frown? Do I lift my head up high, lift my hands up to the sky And say I'm a winner?" - Lyrics from "Tap Roots" by Karla Perretta Crammed into an extended closet space, a group of bright-eyed students are starting their … Continue reading Growing Roots With Music
The irony didn't seem to jump out to too many other people, but I kept shaking my head as I took in the surroundings: two-dozen of the brightest Lancaster High School students touring an incredibly high-tech, highly planned construction project... that just happens to be a jail. Hearing that high school students were going to … Continue reading When is a jail tour not a jail tour?