MMS Reads Refugee

MMS Reads Refugee; Hopes to Create Kindness Ripples
Posted on 11/30/2018

MMS Reads Refugee; Hopes to Create Kindness RipplesThis fall, Mason Middle School students, staff and families all came together to read one powerful book, Refugee by Alan Gratz. Refugee chronicles the journeys of three different young people in their search for refuge: Josef, a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel, a Cuban girl in 1994, and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015.


The classes considered questions like "How can small acts of kindness create a ripple effect?" and "What are small ways we can help people in our community?" MMS parents were then encouraged to talk to their middle schooler about Refugee, and to document kind acts using the hashtag #MMSRipple.


Refugee is an exciting book that fits perfectly with the work Mason Middle School is doing to cultivate a positive and powerful culture marked by inclusive excellence and personalized learning.


"The opportunity to read Refugee as a school weaves together the district's big rocks in a way that is tangible and concrete for our students," explained MMS Principal Lauren Gentene. "Through this book, students and teachers are collectively considering the impact of individuals on our community, and we are thinking about how "the little things" can add up for big impacts!"

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