“We love ICS”, children shout to the camera as Grace, Claire and Theron film the kids during recess time.
Claire Biggerstaff, Grace Bain, and Theron Pickett graduated from Lovett High School in May 2017. For their Senior Project, they wanted to learn more about issues and challenges surrounding refugees, and The International Community School seemed like the right place. They visited our school several times, when they observed, filmed and interviewed faculty and students.
When asked about ICS, our Principal, Mr. Velde-Cabrera, started by mentioning that “ICS was founded by Barbara Thompson, Bill Moon, Sister Patty and Wendy Silver… they had this idea of starting a school where you have students who are immigrants and refugees, and students who were born in the United States and try to create the Beloved Community, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr talked about…”
Parent Rhina Williams talks how important the teachers have been to preserving the mission and for the school to continue to thrive.
Ms. Nasiha, one of our teacher assistants who came to the US as a refugee from Bosnia, talks about the home-feel of the school, and Ms. Beth gives an example of how we work as a community to help our families.
Ms. Claudia highlights UN Day as our biggest celebration of each year, one that speaks about who we are: intentionally are diverse, where we welcome and celebrate where we are all from, our cultures and believes.
Thank you again to the Lovett School and to these students for their support. One of the purposes of their Senior Project is to allow the students to explore the wider world beyond Lovett, and to encourage service to others, moral and environmental awareness, and sensitivity to issues of global significance.