Friday, May 19, 2017

Walk-A-Thon Day 2017 benefits Children's Miracle Network Foundation OKC Children's Hospital

Friday, May 19 Special Schedule - Wear the Walk-A-Thon T-shirt!

8:00-8:25 Chapel  Lower and Primary Division Students started walkingImage may contain: outdoor
8:30-8:57 Period 1, 9:00-9:27 Period 7, 9:30-9:57 double, 10:00-10:27, Period 3 Break Class of 2017 YAC Sendoff

YAC gratitude tokens.  Special thanks to YAC members who decorated the frames.  To Sharun for helping set up the room and to Aaron and Claire who chose and printed the pictures for the frames



Senior volunteer delivers gratitude ICEE's to members of the Class of 2017
Why ICEE's? " I SEE PEACE" with the Class of 2017 service sparks meeting Casady and the Greater Oklahoma City community needs.  The Class of 2017 certified 11102.5 hours as of 5/19/2017

Project Now and Then had a summer planning meeting

10:30-10:57 Period 4 11:00-11:27 Period 5 11:30-11:57 Period 6 12:00-12:27 Period 2
STUCO kicked the Walk-A-Thon in the south gym with our own Mrs. Anne Hannemman, inspirational speaker in memory of her son, Bennett. Then, Mrs. Hanneman, her daughter and STUCO led the first lap around the lake as a school. Ginger, a HALO Service Dog accompanied the walkers.

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Lunch was served at 12:45 at Bennett lobby.  Registration opened at the completion of the first lap. The registration tent was near the Chapel and the walk-A-Thon walks, games, and club activities began. Dodge ball tournament started in the South gym at 2:00-3:30. The curtain was down and there were two games going at the same time. Faculty members worked the games. (Court 1 Jared and Emily) (Court 2 Chris and Carlos).

Family Fued played in Bennett. (Coach T Mrs Zesiger). Dares went on the entire time. Big dares were part of the closing ceremonies. 
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The club booths opened from 1:30-3:00 around the lake. 
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Pictures by Mr.Sheldon
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YAC Activity During Walk-A-Thon Week
1. Wear your Walk-A-Thon T-shirt, help with dogs and art activity.  
2. Distribute thank you, YAC tokens of gratitude, to YAC/YLOKC members of the Class of 2017 
3. Give members of the Class of 2017 coming to Harper an ICEE because of their 11,000 hours of volunteering help state, "I SEE PEACE " with the positive actions taken to meet community needs by the Class of 2017.
4. Re-set booth outside if not raining:  Mrs Clay

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12:45-1:30  Mrs. Natasha Bennett and her Halo Dog "Ginger" walked during the kick off with Mrs. Bennett, her daughter and STUCO
1:30-2:00   Sharun  Walking "Ginger", Elllie
2:00-2:30   Sharun  Walking "Ginger", Jack
2:30-3:00   Sharun, Mariam and Safra, Walking "Ginger" Sharun
3:00-3:30  "Ginger visits administrative offices
"Tear down and clean-up crew Mariam, Safra, Sharun, Mrs. Clay

Teacher's Walk-A-Thon Assignments
12:45-2:15: Bouncy house: Whitney F, Janet, Bennett lot: Will, Andrew, Janine, Lap Markers: Sarah, Greg, Josh, Shelia Around the lake: Sandy (Harper), Mark (Wing), Bonnie (MD), Dianne (LD), Joanne I (Student Center) 
Registration Table: Lori W, Carmen, Phyllis
2:15--3:45: Bouncy house: John K, Carlos, Lap Markers: Sharada, Matt, Lu, Around the lake: Sara (MD), Jason (Fee), Joanne I (Student Center), Amanda (LD), Registration: Joanne J.  Julieta, Closing ceremony at 3:45 in the south gym after the dodgeball tournament. 

The spring dance was at 9-1130 in the Activity Center. The theme was Rave. All money raised will be donated to the walk-a-thon. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Minutes of YLOKC Meeting 5/15/2017

YLOKC Meeting at Casady's Harper Wing, 4:00-4:30 pm
Youth Leaders: Gabrielle M. (left early), Mallory W., Evelyn D. (via blog), Ryan H. (via e-mail)
Mentors: Shannon and Carmen

The meeting started at 4:07 pm due to Casady Yearbook distribution.

1. YLOKC 2016-2017 Memorial and Museum Multicultural Deep Listening Experience
Yesterday's meeting at 4:00 pm was the Casady Service-Learning Program attempt to inspire the summer facilitation of the Youth LEAD Experience planned at the YLOKC Camp Classen Retreat.  

Mallory W. did not attend the retreat and training at Camp Classen, but she will facilitate the summer effort to bring the YLOKC MMMDLE to Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park.  Mallory has been a club volunteer for many years.

A multicultural experience and deep listening dialog combined with a full educational visit experience to the OK National Memorial and Museum 
(Lynn Porter, the Education Director of the Museum.  Lynne contacted via e-mail:  (405) 235-3313)

Facilitators: Youth LEADERS and Museum Education Director Lynne Porter (Contact Mallory at if interested in facilitating)
Audience:  Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park (20-40.  Transportation provided by the Club preferred. Pertinent club administrators were contacted via e-mail)

Mallory will provide the WEEKDAY date, starting at 10:00 am in June after she talks to Lynn Porter, Director of Education at the Museum and A Jaye Johnson, Senior Director of Community Relations and Facilities of Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park.  Food for participants provided by a combination of regular lunch and tasty tidbits and drinks from local multicultural restaurants

Oklahoma National Memorial and Museum and Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park

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How?  Possible Suggested Schedule

Youth Leaders arrive at 9:00 am to set-up the reflective Art experience and the Multicultural Dialog Experience.  Boys and Girls Club arrives at 9:45 for group pictures outside the museum

- 10:00-11:00      The Memorial guided tour by Park Ranger  
- 11:00-12:00      The Museum self-guided tour  
- 12:00- 1:00       Lunch catered by local restaurant  Youth LEAD reflective Art Experience
- 1:00-1:30         First Person Story and Oklahoma Standard from those who lived it  
- 1:30-2:30         Archives and Forensic Lab Experience  
- 2:30-3:30         Youth LEAD Multicultural Dialog/deep Listening Experience with food samples                            and drinks from local international restaurants 
- 3:30-4:00         Time at the Museum Store, Group Picture. Transport to Boys and Girls Club

How Much?  Possible costs and/or in-kind donations
Museum Admission  $15 adults, $12 Youth  $7 Group cost for students  Update: $4 only.  YLOKC could request coverage of this feed from sponsoring organizations such as the YMCA, Casady Service-Learning, Common Ground, Mercy School Institute
Meals  $10 lunch    $10 for International Samples unless donated   Boys and Girls Club will cover lunch costs for 30 club members.   YLOKC will have to cover lunch for teen facilitators and mentors.  
Costs of bus and bus driver for the day:  $100  Boys and Girls Club will provide transportation for the club members.  YLOKC have to provide their own transportation or contact mentors if transportation is needed.
Oklahoma Standard t-shirt available for purchase at the Museum store  $25 If we contact the manager of the Memorial Museum Store, we can get group discouts.

2. Camp AnyTown:  Youth Leaders are encouraged to attend.  Cost should not be an obstacle because the organizers have financial assistance  Camp Anytown wants/needs participants from OKC!  Find information about Camp AnyTown Oklahoma at Registration for their leadership Institute and financial aid application at

Camp Anytown, Oklahoma 2017 will be held July 30 - August 5 at St. Crispin's Conference Center and Camp. This program promotes self-esteem, good citizenship, and leadership in an atmosphere steeped in rich diversity. Incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors from across Oklahoma are eligible to participate in this award-winning, human relations camp. The Anytown program ranks among the preeminent human relations experiences in Oklahoma.
Camp Anytown is often characterized as a “life-changing” opportunity by those who attend. This camp experience has made a difference in the lives of more than 1,000 teens since its inception in 1994. For additional information, click HERE. You can also contact the OCCJ office at 918-583-1361 or email

Meeting adjourned at 4:30 pm.  Next meeting will be called by Mallory via e-mail.

Food for thought about identity shared in meaningful dialog


Photographer: Nuala
Photographer: Nuala
A group of Winsor girls, ranging from freshman to seniors, embarked on a 13 day trip to Peru. We visited various towns as small as Qenqo, in which the whole village came together on a daily basis to tend to each other’s land, and larger towns like Ollantaytambo, which attracted tourists from all over the globe. From rafting the Urubamba river and biking the mountains of Ollantaytambo to interacting with the community of Qenqo and interviewing children at Munaychay, our experiences across the Sacred valley were unforgettable.
But we were not simply tourists visiting a foreign country. Ms. Kashyap’s Global Competency workshops created a space where all girls shared their own diverse cultural autobiographies. The exercise not only enabled each student to share their family history and cultural identity, but also allowed the group to learn and to get to know each other on a more personal level.
Each set of cultural autobiographies we shared led to a discussion with thought-provoking prompts that allowed us to explore the diversity of opinion within the group. Topics that included the role of tourism and feelings of “otherness” allowed the group to find commonalities when it came to its diverse cultural experience. In our travels, we learned a greater truth about human relations not by helping locals, but working alongside them. Through our discussions amongst ourselves and with Peruvians we met along the way, we  learned that there is no one right way to live.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Walk-A-Thon Week 2016-2017 is here! Around the Casady Upper Division

Friday: Kick-Off with Pajama Day

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Monday: Retro Casady.  Seniors wear college t-shirts

Tuesday: Tropical Day
Dr. Gerard's annual service learning project senior metaphor class day with the second graders on Tropical Day

Wednesday: Jersey Day  - Get your Walk-A-Thon T-Shirt!

Thursday:  Back to Uniform, UD Awards Chapel  Special Schedule
Thursday, May 18 (Awards Assembly)
8:00-8:45   Period 1
8:48-9:33 Period 2
9:45-10:45 Required assembly in Chapel
11:00-11:42 Period 3
11:45-12:27 Period 4
12:30-1:00 lunch
1:03-1:45 Period 5
1:48-2:31 Period 6
2:34-3:56 Period 7/double
Freshmen sit in the Transept. Juniors sit in the Freshman pews. Parents and guests sit in the Junior pews.

Walk-A-Thon Day, Friday, Special Schedule (Rain or Shine)

YAC Activity during the Walk-A-Thon. 
a. HALO Service Dogs on campus. 
HALO Dogs, special thanks to Mrs. Briana Titus for the connections to and to HALO's Vice president, Derald:  Mr. Miles and Mr. Halpern's therapy dogs on site, weather provided!
b. Thank you, volunteers and senior send off treats.  

Friday, May 19 (Walkathon) Special Schedule Wear the Walk-A-Thon T-shirt! Play the Walkathon fundraising games
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8:00-8:25 Chapel

8:30-8:57 Period 1

9:00-9:27 Period 7

9:30-9:57 double

10:00-10:27 Period 3

10:30-10:57 Period 4

11:00-11:27 Period 5
11:30-11:57 Period 6
12:00-12:27 Period 2

Project Then and Now started on Friday, 5/13 2016.  Marolyn's book, "50 Years Behind the Fitting Room Door" is being transcribed by Service-Learning/ YAC Intern, Class of 2018
Water is Life Rain Barrel Found home at Centennial High School Community Garden
The Community Garden is still under construction!

Thank you to YAC Hospitality Chair for bringing this project from the National Service-Learning Conference in Anaheim, California.  Centennial High School Students will use the foundation provided by Casady Students and make the barrel their own after they complete the construction of their community garden

 Cinco de Mayo Fun: Collaborative first coat.  Primer of Rain Barrels

Cinco de Mayo Primer ended

Final product in collaboration with Casady Art Teacher, Mrs. Amanda Pardue
H20 for Life- Barrel will be part of Peace Week 2017 Activities

Friday, May 12, 2017

Follow-up meeting at Casady on Monday, May 15, 2017, 4:00 pm, Harper


Mallory W. called a meeting to bring closure to Youth LEAD OKC 2016-2017 and follow up on possible summer dates for the experience at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.  If you cannot attend in person, we will set-up a conference call.  Send your cell phone number to or text to 405-520-1325 by Saturday, 5/13/2017