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December 1, 2012

Strengthening Community Relationships

Over the past few months we have talked about the power of community.   In any community relationships are vital.  At MRHE we have been looking at how we can continue to strengthen our relationships with members and organizations in the greater St. Louis community.

As many of you know, MRHE formed a partnership (one form of community relationship) with the Gateway Arch and the National Park Service this school year.  Our teachers and students have worked closely with the staff of the Gateway Arch to learn how the principles of museum work can enhance learning within our school.  Every child in our school was invited to participate in a field trip to the Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse.  In addition, the staff of the Gateway Arch have been assisting our students with their exhibit work.  We are thrilled with the ideas our students have come up with and are excited about the possibilities this work will produce.

One aspect of this partnership that we are thrilled about is the invitation for our students to design a special exhibit in the Museum of Westward Expansion, which is housed in the lower level of the Gateway Arch.  Every grade level will contribute key pieces from their grade-level exhibitions to this special school wide exhibit.  Beginning Thursday December 20th and continuing through January 10th, MRHE student work will be on display in the Museum of Westward Expansion for guests to visit.  On Thursday, January 10th, the entire MRHE community is invited to a special reception at the Gateway Arch where we will celebrate our students’ special exhibit.

Here is a timeline of the special dates:

December 20th-January 10
MRHE Exhibit at the Museum of Westward Expansion Open for Visitors

January 10th - Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Celebration Reception at the Museum of Westward Expansion

January 22nd - Time:  6:00-7:00 p.m.
Grade-Level Exhibits Open for Visitors at MRHE

February, 9th - Time:  8:00-11:00 a.m.
6th Grade Pancake Breakfast – One last chance to visit the Grade-Level exhibits at MRHE

Our students and staff are excited about the next few months.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the special events where we will celebrate our students’ excellent work.

Click here to view the entire Elementary Newsletter for December

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