This year, the Class of 2017 were given a wonderful opportunity in participating in the first even Fairview Team Building Challenge Course at the Northbrook Park District. Our students, and staff who attended the trip, jumped right into a challenge course that focused on teamwork, respect, cooperation, and leadership. The 8th graders participation was top notch, and it was quite amazing to see many of our students leave their comfort zone, take a risk, and succeed.
Upon completion of the field trip, the 8th graders were spoken to about their current role within the building. The theme that was taken away from the trip was the idea of "Be the Change". This mindset will continue to help promote positive change at Fairview, and also our community. Each student was given a bracelet from the company MudLOVE, that has this saying written on them. For every bracelet bought, MudLOVE donates a week of clean water to villages in Africa, which is a perfect example of, "Be the Change". The trip was wonderful, and one that we hope becomes a Fairview tradition!
Check back here often to see many of the exciting projects and activities that are going on in 7th and 8th grade!