We provide opportunities for students to build relationships with their communities through thoughtful, engaged citizenship. While helping in our communities, students experience their impact on the lives of others and gain deeper insight and connection to classroom learning.
See a few examples, below.
Students in this environmental club collected trash from local beaches, and used it to create a cross section of a marine animal. They attended a Sustainable Marblehead Fair with their exhibit, providing a visual reminder that sea creatures accidentally eat or become ensnared in plastic waste and need our diligence in keeping our beautiful ocean trash-free.
Environmental Service Learning with Marblehead Conservancy
Tower's sixth grade students assist volunteer environmentalists at Marblehead Conservancy to transform the local environmental landscape by learning to identify and remove invasive species and plant native trees along the rail trail.
Pup Club, an Animal Advocacy Club
Fourth grade students are passionate about animals. Through Pup Club, students learn marketing, fundraising, sponsorship and event production skills to support a rescue and adoption agency for dogs. Students create dog-friendly experiences for the community; donations support a dog adoption organization in Salem.
Tower's middle school students team up with local second graders and devote time to reading together. Tower students read aloud, allowing the younger children to listen, enjoy, join in on discussions about favorite characters or simply enjoy the company of their older friends.
Now Planting in the Greenhouse: Students Are Planting Fruits and Vegetables to Address Local Food Insecurity
Seeds have been planted for our garden beds and greenhouse. We look forward to nurturing these crops with good soil, technology and attention in order to maximize our yield.
My Brother's Table
Tower faculty and families support My Brother's Table by preparing meals for guests each month. We choose recipes that welcome cooks of all ages and abilities so families can participate together.
Gifts for Meals On Wheels Recipients
Tower's first grade students create hand-made wintery ornaments and cards to decorate the Meals on Wheels gift bags prepared for home-bound seniors.
Each week, Tower's seventh grade students visit the residents at Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility. Students and residents enjoy board games, crafts, crossword puzzles and conversation. Mr. Shepard plays guitar to add to the fun.