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New Tech School Year Starts With Community-Based Project

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IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IN SIOUX FALLS! FOR STUDENTS AT NEW TECH HIGH, THAT MEANS STARTING AN ALL-SCHOOL PROJECT KELOLAND'S MATT HOLSEN SHOWS HOW IT'S GETTING KIDS INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM A SPECIAL GUEST

NAT – WOW GOOD MORNING HOW ARE YA? MAYOR PAUL TENHAKEN IS GETTING THE YEAR STARTED AT NEW TECH THE FOCUS ON DAY ONE AND TWO? CONNECTING STUDENTS WITH EACH OTHER AND SIOUX FALLS "EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM, IF YOU ALL TOOK YOUR IDEA AND SAID, 'HEY, I WANT TO DO THIS AND I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE I WANT TO HELP OUT HERE' MAN, WE COULD HAVE SUCH BIG CHANGE IN OUR CITY AND POSITIVE CHANGE," TENHAKEN SAID

STANDUP – MORE THAN A DOZEN NON-PROFITS WILL BE IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOL THIS WEEK AS THE STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT COMMUNITY SERVICE DURING THEIR FIRST FEW DAYS "I'M PRETTY EXCITED IT'S PRETTY STRANGE TO BE A SENIOR I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT THEY HAVE IN STORE FOR US WITH THIS NEW PROJECT," MALONEY SAID SENIOR ABBY MALONEY SAYS SHE ALREADY LIKES TO BE ACTIVE IN HER COMMUNITY WITH HER THERAPY DOG TAFFY

SHE ALSO VOLUNTEERS AT NURSING HOMES HELPING RESIDENTS LEARN HOW TO USE NEW TECHNOLOGY "I REALLY THINK DOING COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO GET PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OTHERS IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HOW YOU CAN HELP," MALONEY SAID NEW TECH STUDENTS COMPLETE 40 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE DURING THEIR TIME AT THE SCHOOL THAT FOCUSES ON PROJECT- BASED LEARNING "YOU'RE PART OF A REALLY SPECIAL SCHOOL HERE AT NEW TECH

I THINK YOU KNOW THAT THE MODEL OF EDUCATION HERE, THE TEACHERS THAT YOU HAVE HERE THIS IS A REALLY COOL AND SPECIAL PLACE THE FACT THAT YOU GET TO KICK OFF YOUR YEAR WITH COMMUNITY- DRIVEN INITIATIVES LIKE THIS, IS REALLY, REALLY COOL," TENHAKEN SAID IN SIOUX FALLS, MATT HOLSEN, KELOLAND NEWS AS KIDS HAVE BEEN HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL, YOU'VE BEEN SENDING US SOME GREAT PICTURES OF THEIR FIRST DAY IN CLASS! INCLUDING THIS ONE FROM CHRISTINE ERICKSON AS THE MOTHERS CELEBRATED SENDING THE KIDS OFF TO SCHOOL! WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOS

JUST SEND THEM TO USHARE AT KELOLAND DOT COM

Source: Youtube

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