Setting the stage for future success

camino stageCamino Science and Natural Resources Charter School teachers, parents and students rolled-up their sleeves and built a stage to complete their outdoor amphitheater to be used by the school for years to come.

Much of the work was performed by teacher Boyd Holler’s mathematics class, where sixth, seventh and eighth grade student volunteers learned best practices for construction safety and operating tools, like carpenter squares, to successfully assemble a large structure.

“The entire process engaged the children in an innovative way and taught them lessons that they may not receive from regular classroom curriculum,” said Eric Bonniksen, superintendent of the Camino Union School District. “At Camino, we enjoy finding different ways to foster creative learning experiences, like this one.”

The amphitheater will be used for many things including graduations, theater and music productions and outdoor classes, such as Camino Charter’s wilderness survival course.

“I think it is wonderful that students were included to help enhance the school’s appearance and versatility,” said Rick Hudson, a parent who assisted in the construction efforts. ”The children were able to make this project their own and craft something they can be proud of.”

The Camino Union School District joins with the community to provide a high quality standards-based education for all students, preparing them academically, socially and emotionally for success in high school and as productive citizens in our diverse society.

Camino Union School District

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