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Expo Day celebrates achievement

Public invited to May 24 open house activities, performances


TOWER- Students at Vermilion Country School in Tower will show off their academic, environmental, community service, and arts achievements from the entire school year at Expo Day on Wednesday, May 24 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The community is invited to stop by for all or part of the day. School tours will also be available during this time, and prospective students and their families are encouraged to attend. A free lunch (taco in a bag) will be served from 11 a.m. – 12 noon.

Vermilion Country School is a grade 7-12 public charter school with a focus on project-based learning and environmental education.

School staff are excited to show the community their students’ work from throughout the year, as well as introduce the school to potential students and other community members who haven’t visited the school before.

From 10 – 11 a.m. and again from 12 noon – 1 p.m. there will be performances by the choir and drama students. There will be student science and engineering projects on display, as well as live animals to visit in the science room. Student artwork, including projects completed with visiting area artists, will be on display. Copies of the school newspaper and yearbook will also be available. Students will discuss academic projects they completed this year that are being featured as part of the event.

Student environmental education projects that will be on display include bat houses, greenhouse flowers, a beehive, canoe display, wooden benches, and the construction of an outdoor fire pit.

There will also be information on school community service projects, including the ongoing work at the Tower Cemetery and Potters Field.

At 1 p.m., the school awards ceremony will be held. Every student will be “sorted” (Harry Potter style) into a school house that features one of the school’s four core values: bravery, love, responsibility, respect. Students will also receive awards for academic and other achievements throughout the school year.


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