For almost 20 years, Middle School teacher Katrien Vance has shared an experience with students that takes them out of the classroom and into the community. Twice each month, students, teachers, and family members help out at the Nelson County Food Pantry, either stocking shelves or bagging groceries for distribution. Many of the other volunteers […]
North Branch School is partnering with The Hospice of the Piedmont to bring a smile to senior citizens in area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. These seniors cannot have visitors, so, to brighten their day, the children are creating artwork and greetings. After making the art at home, they or their parents take a […]
Katrien’s advisory group brainstormed the Dollar Bill Bookmark idea and proposed it to The Pollination Project , an organization that seeks to “unleash GOODNESS and expand COMPASSION all over the world,” with daily seed grants. Students felt creating bookmarks with favorite quotes attached to dollar bills would encourage reading, library use and spread some good cheer. On Thursday, […]
World Kindness Day coincides with #GratiTUdESDAY and today we celebrate the power of community. Lilly, an NBS student, was inspired to help City of Promise, a nonprofit in the Charlottesville area dedicated to supporting children in under-resourced neighborhoods from cradle to career. Lilly started a shoe drive at North Branch, asking families to donate new […]
This week we highlight the generations of North Branch Middle Schoolers who, for 15 years, have energetically and enthusiastically volunteered with the Nelson County Pantry. Each month, in every season, they unload trucks, stock shelves, and bag groceries to help those in our community who need a hand.