Connectedness and Engagement | Team Spirit | One Big Family | Community Engagement | Service Learning
Dedicated to reaching out and helping our neighbors within the larger communities, this mission is supported through the CHP Service Learning Program for our students. The focus of this program is to help our students become more aware of the needs of others and to get involved in helping to provide for those needs. Even our youngest students become involved and emulate the qualities that develop within a framework of Caring and Sharing. Student community involvement includes participating in the annual Tour De Franklin to support the local food bank. Middle School students are committed to 5 hours of community service each year. Students are always fundraising to help combat cancer, Huntington’s disease, and many other worthy causes.
Monthly Dress Down for Charity Days are held to support a variety of local and global charities. CHP has partnered with a local Senior Residential Center so that our students may visit and perform for the residents each month. In addition, as CHP students help to support the local food pantry, participate in the annual UNICEF Drive, and respond to national calls for relief efforts in times of disasters, they have become motivated to initiate their own calls for action as they collected items for Gift of Warmth Drives, backpacks filled with school supplies, Book Drives, and Pet Food Drives.
As our mission states, “CHP sows the seeds of curiosity, love for knowledge, and the will to engage socially such that every student has a sense of identity and purpose in life.”
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.