grade students at White County Intermediate School are participating
in a Georgia Learn and Serve Project this school year. Following a
workshop through the League of Professional Schools during our 2001
post-planning, teachers at the school began brainstorming areas in
which our students could be involved in this type of educational experience.
Encouraged by Principal Dr. Jounida Bradley, several fourth grade
teachers attended a grant workshop through Pioneer RESA during the
Fall of 2001 and received money to begin the project entitled the
Murdoch Gravesite and Garden Restoration Project.
of a Revolutionary surgeon, Dr. Joseph Murdoch, is located on the
school property. It was in disarray and pretty much abandoned. Students,
parents, community volunteers, and service agencies are involved in
restoring the gravesite and beautifying the area to one of peace and
tranquility. Lesson plans by teachers include all areas of the curriculum
integrating the Georgia Quality Core Curriculum and Character Education
as students are involved in these activities. Active participation
in learning, application of skills, working closely with community,
and providing collaborative time for students to discuss what they
are learning has resulted in a powerful tool of teaching for this
group of instructors. Culmination will be a celebration of projects
and presentations by the students."
County Intermediate School
2696 Tesnatee Gap Valley Rd.
Cleveland, GA 30528
Phone: (706) 865-1037
Fax: (706) 219-3141