BCPS students create cards for Parkland high school students
When Stoneman Douglas High students returned to class last week in Parkland, Fla., they were greeted by colorful, hand-written cards created by BCPS students.
Halstead Academy Grade 4 students in Shelby Wood's class, and Perry Hall High AVID students led by coordinator Sarah Spence supported their South Florida peers returning to class for the first time since a school shooting on their campus killed 17.
Wood said her students led a discussion about how they could help. She said she is lucky to be the teacher in a classroom full of loving, empathetic, and caring young individuals.
"They have huge hearts and are always eager to spread love," she wrote.
Spence said students in her AVID 12, AVID 10, and AVID 9 classes were inspired to write messages of support.
"This optional activity was received positively by the students," she wrote. "Our activity also provided the students with a safe place to discuss their feelings and concerns about the events which occurred in Parkland."