Dawes Middle School History Walking Tour

07.30.14

Dine with Dawes is the school’s celebration of National Night Out. National Night Out promotes neighbors getting to know neighbors, the school hosting community events and the community bringing resources to neighborhoods/ Collaborations like this  promote safety and strong neighborhoods. This year it is also the culmination of a Neighbor Works America Community Leadership Institute project planned by Dawes CLC, teachers, parents and community partners. Neighborhoods are strengthened when these stakeholders come together in numbers and our children feel happy and safe.”
This past school year students participated in a Walkability Project where they surveyed the whole student body about their walk to school and if they feel safe in their neighborhood. Our STEM  Academy students learned how to plot results using GPS equipment and  our Arts Academy interviewed community leaders on being a part of Lincoln history. Both groups presented their analysis in a community presentation this past spring with recommendation to community leaders about ways encourage pride and safety and walkability in their neighborhoods. An exhibit of photos and interview of community leaders will be on display Tuesday  evening in a gallery showing.
Visitors to Dine with Dawes will also get to learn more of the history on neighborhood that surround Dawes. One highlight of the evening will be a bus tour throughout the Havelock, Bethany and University Place neighborhoods led by Ed Zimmer, city historian.

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