Community photos 9/29/16
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Sixth-grade students in A.J. Swafford's science class at The Webb School recently wrapped up their study of maps by going on a geocaching expedition. Students had two days to find as many of the 15 wooden markers as possible that their teacher had hidden on campus. Two of the students searching for markers were Ava Foulk (left) of Bell Buckle and Bailey Brock of McMinnville.
Students were given the coordinates and were able to use GPS apps to aid in their searches.
Sally Wells from Nashville's Native American Indian Association (NAIA) visited Community Elementary School's fourth grade students on Tuesday. She presented a program on the arts and crafts of the Choctaw people. Wells, a member of the Mississippian Band of Choctaw Indians, shared with the students stories about her life experiences growing up on the Mississippi Reservation and about attending boarding schools as a small child. She also shared unique aspects of Choctaw culture and explained how Indian children learn to adapt and live in non-Indian society and the struggles they have to overcome. The fourth graders were delighted when Wells spoke in her native language.