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By LuAnn Schindler

Stirring up chocolate with a side of service learning


March 10, 2022

Jody Schindler | SAM

Pick a topping • Sixth-grade students Liam Cleveland, Lane Sanne, Saul Cruz-Verdin, Hayden Hobbs, Jorden Cox and Jaelyn Shaver dish up toppings during a hot chocolate bar, Feb. 26, at Summerland School.

Temperatures soared near 75 degrees on Feb. 28, but that didn't stop Summerland students and staff from purchasing a warm beverage for a cause.

Members of the sixth-grade class served a hot chocolate bar, offering flavored syrups, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, sprinkles and whipped cream to top the drink, served during the school's Bobcat Academy.

The project incorporated multiple disciplines and resulted in a service-learning experience students won't soon forget.

Instructor Chantelle Dempster said at the end of the second quarter, she didn't want to start a new social studies unit....

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