Creativity. Activity. Service.
IB students completed a creativity experience by compiling recipes that are significant and good for them and preparing their dishes for our Wellness Potluck. Each IB Seminar student receives a copy of the IB Cookbook full of our recipes.
As a way to infuse their school day with physical activity and stress relief, students in IB Seminar practice controlled breathing techniques, take walks outside, and do yoga on Fridays with Counselor Christie Langer.
Part of the IB Core is each student's CAS Plan. As IB Diploma Candidates, students are encouraged to engage in experiential learning -- learning by doing. In this way, IB hopes to instill in students a love of learning, a passion for taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, and a dedication to helping others in their communities in large and small ways.
Students work with their DP coordinators during their first semester in the program to develop these personalized plans. During their 18 months in the program, IB students are encouraged to engage in these activities consistently, ensuring that their dedication to school is balanced with their creative, physical, and social needs. Each student is also required to plan a CAS Project - a month-long activity in one or more of the three strands in which they collaborate with others and learn something new.
The students' CAS experiences and accomplishments are celebrated at the IB Dessert in the TuHS Commons in February. See program calendar for details.
CAS Plan: Due on the first day of school for juniors
CAS Intro: Slideshow from Intro to ToK
CAS Handbook: Class of 2021
Reflections: Maximizing experiences
Anticipated diploma candidates from the Class of 2021 traveled to the Oregon Food Bank in Beaverton and Northeast Portland to package food for those in need. The students processed more than 3,572 lbs. of food. That is 2,977 meals for families in need in our community! Thanks so much to special guest Theresa McCaffrey, who came along as our extra chaperone.
IB students traveled to Medical Teams International in Tigard last fall to volunteer their time sorting medical supplies for people in need in other countries. Part of the CAS program is engaging with global issues and considering the ethical implications of their actions. IB students represented Tualatin High's commitment to service with their work.
Service Learning Resources
The following links are for websites that can help you come up with ideas for your service learning opportunities. It's important that you focus on topics you care about and that are authentic needs in your community. Sometimes the most effective service comes from engaging locally with global issues in mind.