This last Gator Bites for the year focuses on opportunities for students this summer.
Gamble Montessori middle school students are encouraged to attend Drobots Camp 6/25-29, at Hyde Park School from 9am-3pm. CPS students are being offered scholarships, and/or a highly discounted rate and transportation to the Camps (depending upon eligibility). Follow the link in the email version of the message for registration, http://stem.piemedia.org or simply enter "stem.piemedia.org" in your browser.
Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge
High school students are encouraged to enroll in the Youth Mental Health Innovation Challenge. Participants will learn the design thinking approach to problem solving, then design a plan to address the mental health concern of their choice. 5 teams will win cash prizes to implement their plans. Check out this flier or just click the link: http://1n5.org/innovationchallenge.
Dater Montessor's Nature Camp
Gamble students are invited to help with Dater Montessori's nature camp this coming week. If you are available starting Tuesday morning, Susan VonderHaar would love to hear from you. Give her a call at 513-675-2059 and see this flier attached to the email version of this message for more information.
Students needed for Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Policy Committee
Attention students who are interested in the environment, and how government can work to preserve and manage natural resources. The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District (District) Policy Committee is seeking a high school student (junior or senior) to join the committee. This is a non-voting position that allows the student to learn more about local environmental issues and how a government agency operates. Interested Hamilton County students should complete an application, provide a letter of recommendation, and secure both parental/guardian and principal permission to participate. The student’s term begins in September, 2018 with six bi-monthly meetings, concluding in July, 2019. The application form is available at HamiltonCountyRecycles.org; applications are due next week. The Policy Committee consists of four permanent members, one non-voting member, and three additional representatives. Policy Committee responsibilities include reviewing and providing guidance on programs, reviewing and approving annual budgets, writing and implementing a 15-year solid waste management plan, and making recommendations to the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners on solid waste management policies. All Policy Committee member positions are unpaid, as is the Student Representative.
We hope that you find lots of ways to stay active and involved in the stewardship of your community this summer, while finding time to relax with friends and family.
As always, there are lots of ways to get involved at Gamble Montessori, where we make a commitment to learning every day, and we will see you in August!