At Guadalupe School, we pride ourselves on facilitating opportunities for our students, young and old, to learn from community partners, and gain value and insight from exposure to the surrounding culture and industries of the Salt Lake area. Recently, Charter School students embarked on several fun, educational field trips that added real-world application to some of their classroom studies. Third graders learned from the expert architects and engineers at Fetzer Woodworking, fifth grade took a tour of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and sixth grade visited the studios of Telemundo Utah.
The Charter School's oldest students loved their visit to Fetzer Woodworking, Guadalupe's second time visiting in the last two years. They learned one way that math becomes highly applicable to real life, as Fetzer's engineers and woodworking professionals explained the processes of using measurements to produce perfectly accurate wood products, and how robotic machines help in the production lines! The kids enjoyed learning about the behind-the-scenes work necessary to make things like tables, doors, and even the iconic organ in Salt Lake's LDS Conference Center.
Another prominent partner of Guadalupe School, the University of Utah, took 5th graders and our amazing art instructor, Tracy Strauss, through the Museum of Fine Arts. Students were inspired as they observed creative works and learned about the artists who produced them. Guadalupe School encourages learning from all the fields of education - whether they be STEM studies, literature, or visual art!
Telemundo Utah has been a wonderful partner of Guadalupe School. Not only do they enrich the Hispanic/Latino community in Utah through their excellent news reporting, but also through their support of charitable organizations. Steve Downing, the Sales Manager at Telemundo Utah, sits on the board of directors at Guadalupe School. The Lead News Anchor, Silvana Effio, has been a key speaker and emcee for Guadalupe at a number of events. 6th graders were fortunate enough to hear from Silvana, who toured the students through the news studios, and showed them how a green screen works!
Guadalupe students are so fortunate to have opportunities to learn from amazing school teachers in the classroom, but also from community teachers willing to share what they do for the world and how they do it. Thank you to all of our partners who provide wonderful learning experiences for our students.
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For years, Guadalupe School has not only provided transformative academic programs that educate and prepare children and adults for higher education and careers, but has also collaborated with invaluable community partners to offer families services that would otherwise be too expensive for many.
Throughout the school year, our campus is visited by various mobile clinics. Last year alone, families enjoyed visits from 6 medical clinics, 6 vision clinics, a dental clinic and a flu shot clinic. All 300 charter school students were vision screened, and 90 received new glasses. Similarly, all Adult Education students were screened, and 91 received new glasses. The mobile medical and dental clinics provided routine checkups for free, and offered recommendations for any advanced services needed.
Guadalupe School is very grateful for the assistance offered by the Salt Lake community. Our families are better able to take advantage of their education, to focus, and too succeed when they are in optimal health!