Antioch Community High School Students Bring Learning to W.C. Petty Elementary


In a fantastic display of community collaboration, Antioch Community High School (ACHS) students are bringing their skills and enthusiasm to W.C. Petty Elementary. Led by Megan Bernard, a dedicated teacher at Antioch High School, students are making a meaningful impact on the learning experiences of our younger community members.

Megan Bernard oversees the Little Sequoit Preschool class at ACHS. This program goes beyond the standard high school curriculum, providing students with hands-on experience in teaching preschool-aged children. As part of this program, high school students spend a semester learning and teaching, with one of their activities involving working in elementary classrooms every Friday.

The collaboration extends beyond the preschool program, with high school students actively involved in various capacities at W.C. Petty Elementary School. They lend a helping hand in classrooms across different grades and contribute to physical education, music, and reading intervention programs. The fresh perspectives these high school students bring to the table helps to create a dynamic and interactive learning environment.

One noteworthy aspect of this collaboration is the positive impact on both academic and personal growth. The exchange of ideas between high school and elementary students fosters a sense of community and shared learning. The younger students look up to their high school mentors, while the high school students develop leadership and mentoring skills that will serve them well in the future. This collaboration goes beyond textbooks and traditional learning methods. It’s about building connections between different age groups, creating a supportive educational ecosystem that nurtures growth and development.

We extend our gratitude to Megan Bernard and all the high school students for their dedication to making a difference in the lives of our youngest learners. This collaborative effort is a testament to the power of community engagement in shaping the future of education. Together, we are fostering a positive and enriching educational experience, demonstrating that it truly takes a village to inspire our students to dream and empower the leaders of tomorrow!