Worthington Hooker Middle School
New Haven, CT

With a diverse multicultural and international student population, Worthington Hooker Middle School in New Haven, Connecticut is a Higher Order Thinking (HOT) school where the arts are regularly incorporated into all of the academic disciplines.

In December of 2011, Dianna Carter, a sixth grade science teacher at the school, contacted us with a simple request: would we send an encouraging email to her students who were completing a unit of study on water?

Ms. Carter explained that her science students were studying the physical/chemical nature of water and the areas in the world where access to clean water is a desperate need.  As an integral part of the curriculum, students were also monitoring their individual water use to determine how they and their families could conserve and protect our water supply for future generations.

We were so impressed by Ms. Carter’s water unit, her initiative in reaching out to us and the creativity of the students’ projects, we offered to come to the school and work with them on an installation of The Wave. On January 19, 2012, forty-four sixth graders gathered in the library of the school with Ms. Carter and Judy Cavanaugh, the school’s art teacher, to create and add their vibrant pieces to The Wave.

Students at the Worthington Hooker Middle SchoolStudents at the Worthington Hooker Middle SchoolStudents at the Worthington Hooker Middle School

 

Students at the Worthington Hooker Middle School

Students at the Worthington Hooker Middle SchoolStudents at the Worthington Hooker Middle SchoolStudents at the Worthington Hooker Middle School

 

 

 

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