Tuesday, January 24, 2012

When librarians, art teachers and lunch ladies join forces

I've had a wonderful few days visiting with the wonderful students of Hess School in Mays Landing, NJ. The 1,400 students were pumped, no doubt thanks to the dedicated librarians who enlisted help from both the art teacher and the lunch ladies!

Check out this mega-apron filled with gadget badges invented by the kids:

That's art teacher Carla Burke on the left and librarians Janet Yunghans and Kristen Mulraney on the right.

These posters adorn just about every doorway around the school:

These 14 lunch ladies and lunch dudes serve up lunch to 1,400 students daily! 500 of which are a part of the school's Breakfast Bunch as well! That's a lot of food. True superheroes!

Kids also made their own comics:

Excellent work all around!

And the library helpers got a special party in honor of their dedication to helping out the library!

Yes, in a school this big there are ninety library helpers!

They do all the work and I get to eat the cake!

The Press of Atlantic City also stopped by to cover the events. You can read all about it here!

Thanks for a great visit, Hess School!


Janet Yunghans said...

Thanks, Jarrett. Your pictures are awesome. We loved having you visit us. Thanks for two wonderful days at Hess School!

Melissa Olkowski said...

Jarrett, Thank you for sharing your stories of writing back in the 4th grade! It was great to see how you draw out the characters too! Best of luck with your new book.

Carole said...

Good blog. My favourite art gallery is the Musee D'Orsay in Paris http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/musee-dorsay.html