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IB Community Project




International Baccalaureate

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This week in 8th grade Individuals and Societies classes, Harvest International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Mrs. Jenny Banta, and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Julie Jones, previewed the upcoming 8th grade IB  Community Project. Students  were  introduced to the purpose of the  project, the idea of a “ripple effect of kindness”,  project requirements, and  sample projects.


 During Student Led Conferences, 8th graders will share with their families  different needs in the community that they care about, identify which one  they  would like to pursue for their project, and make their decision to work  individually or as a group of no more than 3 people.

 Students will begin to work on the IB Community Project in Advisory  classes  between November and the end of January to plan and prepare  their  project/presentation. They will have check points along the way and  may come  to  Super Saturday or after-school sessions for extra guidance and support.

 During the information and inquiry  sessions with Mrs. Banta and Mrs. Jones, students practiced the skills of communication and collaboration in  preparation for their final project and presentation. They worked as a team  to break down our statement of inquiry for this culminating project:  Communities can change as a result of global interactions that imagine a  hopeful future. Students were excited to have the opportunity to do  something that will have a positive effect on our communities: school,  neighborhood, city, state, nation, and/or world.


During Student Led Conferences, students and families are invited to attend information sessions to get a better sense of the project and its requirements. Dates and times to be announced.


We love seeing our IB Hawks investigate issues that interest them and take action with the purpose of making the world a better, more peaceful place.

Please contact Mrs. Banta if you have any questions: jbanta@nvusd.org



“Do your little bit of good wherever you are,  it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  -Desmond Tutu

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