Leadership collaborates with MOSAIC students


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While working with a student on her art project, Sydney Stern (12) smiles at her Mosaic buddy.

On the late morning of Wednesday, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 15, the leadership class took a trip to the newly named elementary school in the Mehlville School District, MOSAIC Elementary School. The mission of this new school is to “create personalized paths to empower learners for life beyond the classroom.”

OHS leadership students got a glimpse of this mission on their visit to the elementary school. It was set up by leadership mentor Ms. Amy Learn and MOSAIC first grade teacher Marilyn Donaldson.

“Mrs. Donaldson and I attended a Technology Conference this summer,” Learn said. “We were talking about our plans for the upcoming school year and that led to us brainstorming ways to work together. Basically she said her first graders had a leadership initiative and I said I have a Senior Leadership Class; maybe we could do something together.”

The leadership students started off this experience by going to the elementary school to do some interactive “Getting to Know You” activities, such as a group scavenger hunt and outdoor stations the OHS students created.

The leadership class is set to go back as a whole group one last time to hear the Studio One teachers explain the layout of a newly developed project called the “Famous Leaders Project.” Then throughout the winter season, smaller groups of leadership students will be working with MOSAIC students one on one.

The leadership class and MOSAIC school plans to have a wrap-up event in the spring to complete this newly developed collaboration with an OHS leadership class and MOSAIC.