Students ‘SPARRK’ connections with visual project

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What began as a stack of blank, hexagon-shaped pieces of paper has been transformed into a sprawling collection of art. It now hangs in the Mayfield Junior-Senior High School cafeteria and showcases the connections among students.

In September, students in seventh through 12th grade spent time in their ELA classes creatively depicting their favorite hobbies, foods, school subjects and more as part of the Getting to Know You Project.

Once each student had filled all the spaces on the hexagons, they began connecting them with other students’ papers according to common interest. The idea was that students would be able to find the ways they might be connected to one another.

The activity was the first associated with this year’s character education theme, “SPARRK the Connection,” which focuses on helping students build relationships. It is part of the district’s initiative called SPARRK (Service, Perseverance, Attitude, Respect, Responsibility and Kindness) that launched in the fall of 2014 and aligns with the school’s core values.