Wednesday, October 29, 2014

United States Marines inspire and motivate Lindbergh Schweitzer students

The United States Marines have been important partners with the students and staff of Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary Magnet School in Clairemont for more than three decades.

Marines at Lindbergh Schweitzer Every two weeks, four service members arrive to spend the day helping students in various classrooms, rotating to all different grade levels as part of the Adopt-A-School Program. They may start the day with P.E. teacher Mary Lou Baranowski-Drews and her musical “Movin’ with Mary Lou” morning P.E. class or visit other classes during English or Math.

Some service members return year-after-year to visit the students and are amazed at the technology used in the classrooms.

New this school year will be a sign-in wall, which includes a map of the United States and North America, where the service members will sign in and show where they are from. This display will be posted at the end of the year Multi-Cultural Fair showing the parents and community how Lindbergh Schweitzer provides opportunities for student engagement with these heroes who arrive from all over the country to serve in the military.

Lindbergh Schweitzer’s Magnet focus is Service Learning, and what better examples and role models than these military heroes!