Episode #635 - May 25th, 2022
This week's highlight episode features Soup of Success, the value of hosting foreign exchange high school students and an after school English learning program at La Casa de Amistad. We also highlight an elementary project called Poptoc, Girls Ambitious about Learning Science, Brookview Montessori and Super Science Saturdays.
Original Airdate: May 25, 2022

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  • May 25th, 2022 Photo Larry Schanker, Ph.D., Kim Smith, Shefali Shintre, Lindsay Gaspari, Lori Douglas, Maggie Bischoff More Information

    Brookview Montessori School

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    The Montessori approach encourages learning through self directed activity and collaborative play. We travel to Benton Harbor to learn how the Brookview Montessori School uses this approach to inspire their young charges to be the best people they can be.

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    Guests:

    1. Larry Schanker, Ph.D.Executive DirectorBrookview Montessori School
    2. Kim SmithInfant Lead TeacherBrookview Montessori School
    3. Shefali ShintreLead Lower Elementary TeacherBrookview Montessori School
    4. Lindsay GaspariLead Upper Elementary TeacherBrookview Montessori School
    5. Lori DouglasLead Teacher/Primary CoordinatorBrookview Montessori School
    6. Maggie BischoffLeader Teacher Middle School/Director of Parent EngagementBrookwood Montessori School

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  • May 25th, 2022 Photo Jessica Martin, Cambria Mendez, Amelia Petruska, Ella Casey More Information

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    Everyone knows what it feels like to need a quick pick me up. Instead of reaching for a cup of coffee, pick up the phone and dial the Peptoc Hotline. The students of West Side Elementary School in Healdsburg, California along with their art teachers created a series of pep talks geared towards making callers feel better and ready to face whatever challenges comes their way.

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    Guests:

    1. Jessica MartinLead Teaching ArtistWest Side Elementary School
    2. Cambria MendezStudentWest Side Elementary School
    3. Amelia PetruskaStudentWest Side Elementary School
    4. Ella CaseyStudentWest Side Elementary School

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  • May 25th, 2022 Photo Brian Hoover, Ken Meuleman, Brenda Markin, Mireia Mallorqui Esdeban, Shawn Henderson, Amy Meuleman, Annie Stastna, Stephanie Myers, Lily Meuleman More Information

    Foreign Exchange Programs

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    Becoming a foreign exchange student is an opportunity to learn about a new culture by attending high school or college in a foreign country. Becoming a student host is an opportunity for parents to welcome those students into their own home and provide a family experience for those students. The experience enriches the students and families.

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    Guests:

    1. Brian HooverHost Parent
    2. Ken MeulemanHost Parent
    3. Brenda MarkinField ManagerInternational Cultural Exchange Services
    4. Mireia Mallorqui EsdebanForeign Exchange Student - Spain
    5. Shawn HendersonPrincipalSouth Bend Riley High School
    6. Amy MeulemanHost Parent
    7. Annie StastnaForeign Exchange Student - Czech Republic
    8. Stephanie MyersHost Parent
    9. Lily MeulemanHost Sister

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  • May 25th, 2022 Photo Cheyene Masten, Betsy Ayrea, Rachel Johnson, Kathy Peterson More Information

    Soup of Success

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    Soup of Success is an intensive 20-week educational program which addresses the whole woman - mentally, physically, and spiritually. Empowerment is at the core of this Elkhart program which helps participants find their voices, discover their direction, establish their goals, and overcome obstacles.

     
     
     
     

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    Guests:

    1. Cheyene MastenStudentSoup of Success
    2. Betsy AyreaDirectorSoup of Success
    3. Rachel JohnsonProduction ManagerSoup of Success
    4. Kathy PetersonProgram ManagerSoup of Success

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  • May 25th, 2022 Photo Annie Maguire, Elora Owen, Adriana Cuadra Turcios More Information

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    La Casa de Amistad in South Bend is doing its part to provide students with some of the extra help they may need. Primarily focused on ELL students, Brilla is an after school program where kids can get the one-on-one attention they need to make sure they succeed in their daily school lives.

     
     
     

     

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    Guests:

    1. Annie MaguireBrilla Youth Program CoordinatorLa Casa de Amistad
    2. Elora OwenBrilla Youth Student Success CoachLa Casa de Amistad at Lincoln Elementary School
    3. Adriana Cuadra TurciosBrilla Youth Student Success CoachLa Casa de Amistad at Coquillard Elementary Schol

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