The Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with the opportunity to acquire academic, career and technical skills and to prepare for life-long learning and success in the changing workplace.
The ROP Medical Pathway students at Harbor High thought it would be rewarding to participate in Operation Christmas Child and show how much we care for these children even though we do not know them or know where the gifts would be going.
The students gathered toys, art supplies, toiletries and much more that would fit in a shoe box, these items were presented to Emily Dore for distribution and will soon be on their way to some very special children.
Immigration has been a hot political topic, especially in this election year; so how does a teacher talk with students about it? Not so easy!
ROP teacher Karen Lemon first imagined this project through ongoing contact with Ms. Judy Stabile, Director of the Pajaro Valley Arts Council (PVAC). A project, first proposed by the San Jose Museum of Art, the "Border Cantos" Project, and then adopted by PVAC as "Immigration, Borders, Boundaries and Beginnings," started Mrs. Lemon thinking about what a great opportunity this would be to create a collaboration between several different school sites, teachers, students and academic courses.
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