October 28, 2021


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Tags: briefs, build, Catawba, education, Habitat, helps, Home, post, Salisbury


Categories: Special needs education

Training briefs: Catawba helps construct Habitat dwelling – Salisbury Submit

SALISBURY – Catawba College worked on 136 Union Heights Boulevard to bring Habitat for Humanity’s home to life

It has been nine weeks since the Catawba Church started working on the volunteer site. The house already has a floor system, exterior walls, interior walls, framework, roof and windows. The interior work has started.

This has been made possible through the work of Catawba College and Salisbury Ward, which have served more than 200 hours of service to date. Much remains to be done, however, to ensure the home for a local family is ready before the end of the Catawba academic semester.

“Working with Habitat for Humanity to build this home was more than just an opportunity to serve the community and hang out with friends,” said Catawba student and volunteer Rachel Bentley. “I’ve met wonderful people who are doing great things in our community, learned skills like building walls and siding, and even overcome my fear of ladders. I can’t wait for this house to become a home. “

Anyone interested in volunteering or otherwise engaging in volunteering should contact the Catawba Volunteer Director, Johnathon Bowles. Classes, sports teams, departments, organizations, and various individuals have all devoted their time to the success of the project so far.

Partners in Learning are hosting the fifth special needs fashion show

SALISBURYA virtual appointment for Partners In Learning’s fifth annual fashion show is scheduled for November 4th at 6:30 p.m.

It is streamed on the nonprofit’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The Rowan County Fairground has a drive-in movie experience for the first 200 guests with a 7pm show with free popcorn.

“The community has come together to make last year’s virtual fashion show its most successful year. We hope the community can support us again this year like last year. ”PIL Executive Director Norma Honeycutt said.

The nonprofit will also host a silent online auction that runs Sunday through November 6th and can be accessed via epartnersinlearning.org

Ashley Currin, a supporter of Partners In Learning, returns as the fashion show’s master of ceremonies this year.

The annual fashion show commemorates an alumnus Jacob Usher, who died of heart disease in 2015 at the age of eight. Funds raised at this event go directly towards program needs, including adaptive equipment and materials, and grants for families who may not be able to afford the services they need.

“Families of children with special needs can bear enormous medical and educational costs. Our goal is that no child is offered services because of the family’s financial situation, ”said Development Director Amy Vestal.

COVID-19 continues to pose challenges for these families, including access to key services such as speech therapy, developmental therapy, and physical therapy. Partners In Learning began providing telehealth services to support parents at the beginning of the pandemic. We will continue these services during this second wave of COVID-19.

Developmental therapy is offered in 16 counties in North Carolina and federally accredited early childhood education services are offered in two locations in Salisbury.

Fifth graders take part in Muddy Sneakers programs

SALISBURY – Fifth Grade students from Knollwood Elementary School attended their first of six Muddy Sneakers Days on September 20 and October 6NS The first graders really enjoyed their first field trip since 2019.

The students were able to visit a nearby nature reserve. The goal of this trip was to introduce students to nature using experiential methods teach the science curriculum.

The goal of Muddy Sneakers, a non-profit organization based in Brevard and with a branch in Salisbury, is to create a lifelong love of the outdoors.

This was the first of six Muddy Sneakers experiences Knollwood fifth graders will be participating in this year.


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