MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Nov.
the classrooms at Prevail Academy, teachers not only help students with
academics such as math, science, and English, but they also broaden their
understanding of common virtues. As Thanksgiving approaches, it is the perfect
time to help students think about what gratitude means.
the year, the school holds a variety of fundraisers to help the community. The
entire school always participates in the annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser
for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. National Junior Honor Society members
sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive each year, and in October students
and their families donated canned good to Gleaner’s Food Bank. Right now, staff
members and parents are collecting coats and sweaters to have on hand for
students in need.
work is one of the most important principles we can teach our students and
practice as adults,” said Prevail Principal Nicole Young. “Without
opportunities to give, we take for granted what we have.”
with grade-specific lessons on the moral focus for each month, students attend
school-wide assemblies to talk about the virtue of the month and share what
they have learned with each other.
Moral Focus curriculum is essential to each school day. These service learning
projects offer our students the opportunity to take what they have learned in
the classroom and apply it in the real world,” said Young.
Academy is a tuition-free public charter school, managed by National Heritage
Academies, that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade.