Meet ‘The Mutants’: The students who wear their autism with pride

Between about 8:00am and 9:00am they amble into the classroom at Aquinas College, in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood. Chris Varney, founder of the I CAN Network, greets each student as they arrive for their fortnightly mentoring session.By the time the class starts, about 15 Mutants have assembled. If you’re worried by the name, don’t…

Student company “Lakeside Leisure” giving back to charity 

In Patt Rutt’s marketing class, it’s all about thinking outside of the box. “They brainstorm product ideas, do market research to see which one to sell,” said Rutt. “They sell stock for start up capital, break into departments and sell sell sell!” This Traverse City Central High School marketing class named their company “Lakeside Leisure”…

Tomball students work to give teacher with cancer dream vacation

A group of students at Tomball Junior High School wants to make sure a teacher they love lives out one of her dreams.Michelle Wistrand was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, in 2015. She has missed school for treatments, but she has always been back. Her students knew about her disease. Last…

Students collect change for cancer research

For the next two weeks, students at Chariho Middle School will be collecting pennies and other spare change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s national Pennies for Patients campaign. The campaign kick-off took place on Monday at a special assembly led by teachers Margaret Webster and Steve Cormier. “This is our second year of holding…

A Principal, Her Dad, a Marathon, and a Sweet Tale of Thanksgiving

Stephanie Andrewlevich will sit down to Thanksgiving dinner Thursday with a heart full of gratitude. She’ll give thanks for her father, for hundreds of kids living in poverty who managed to raise money for their own school, and for another marathon under her belt, finished with cheers from both loved ones and strangers inspired by…

Homeless students to get new tutoring programs at NYC shelters

As many as 1,400 homeless students will get after-school reading lessons in new tutoring programs at city shelters begun this school year, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Wednesday. The $1.4 million Afterschool Reading Club is the city’s first such program and kicked off after the number of homeless students in city schools rocketed to a…

Ozark City Schools provides hope, resources for homeless students

Inside school walls, students may appear to have their needs met and a place to go home to after the last bell. But in reality, there is a hidden population of homeless children. “We have several students that are classified as homeless. We have several that have come here because they have nowhere to go….

Volunteers stitch together comfort for homeless students

While watching television one night, Jamie Cochran was struck with an idea. The news featured two East Coast women and the waterproof crocheted mats they made to keep homeless people in their town warm and dry. As federal programs secretary for Reynolds School District, she knew of many students who were considered homeless. So Cochran…

Sawhorse Revolution: Seattle teens build mobile tiny homes for local homeless community 

We love stories about youth channelling their ideals into life-changing projects, especially when there are tiny homes involved. Last year, with guidance from the non-profit organization Sawhorse Revolution and various architecture, construction, and engineering professionals, a group of teens designed seven tiny homes for the Nickelsville homeless community network in Seattle. With construction, made possible…

School collects 4,833 socks for charity

6th grader Colton Ehle at St. Peter’s Lutheran School started a unique fundraising event known as Socktober this year. This year, Ehle asked his teacher, Mr. Kopp if the school beat the total from last year if he would work from the roof for the entire school day. Mr. Kopp agreed. The school collected 4,833…

400 Students Sing To Teacher Battling Cancer

Source: NewsChannel5.com Country singer Tim McGraw shared a video on Facebook that has gone viral. The singer said the video depicts Ben Ellis, a high school teacher in the Nashville area, who has been battling cancer. The students and staff at his school went to his home to sing a worship song outside his window….