Jenkins Independent Schools was a recent participant in the Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI) second annual Promising Practices Summit held Oct. 28 in Pikeville.
Teachers Chris Anama Green, Stephanie Cassell and Emely Sanders presented the projects for which they had received ARI Innovations Grants and talked about how the projects will impact learning at Jenkins.
Anama-Green demonstrated how voice recorders will improve second language acquisition. Cassell discussed how on-line newspapers and journals can improve student writing skills, and Sanders explained that combining physical education with project-based learning will enhance student understanding of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Jenkins High School Student Senate members Lindsey Belcher and McKenzie Gibson met with other Student Senate members from across the region and worked on creating a plan to enhance communication and publication of events taking place in the ARI districts.