Renfroe Students Taking Action, Selling Tickets to Outdoor Aqua Vita Benefit Concert

Cheryl sends in this announcement…

Earlier this month, Renfroe sixth grade students participated in Aqua Vita, an interdisciplinary unit designed to teach students about the global water crisis.  Students participated in an empathy walk to the Oakhurst Community Garden, a viewing of the documentaries Water for Life and Carbon for Water, and a design challenge on the back field where they had to construct a water transport system.

As an action step this year, the students are co-sponsoring—with the Decatur Education Foundation—an outdoor benefit concert to purchase LifeStraws® for children in developing countries. LifeStraws® are small, individual water filters that allow a person to drink clean water for a year. Each concert ticket purchased will pay for the purchase of a LifeStraw®, and all money raised will be donated in honor of our beloved teacher and friend, Stacey Daniel.

Sixth grade students will be selling tickets in the community, but tickets are also available at Renfroe Middle School’s front office or at the gate on the day of the event. Concert details are as follows:

Event: Aqua Vita Benefit Concert
Hosting: Renfroe Sixth Grade and Decatur Education Foundation
Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Location: Renfroe Back Field
Ticket Price: $6.50
Headlining: Starboarders
Opening Act: Apples in Stereo’s Robert Schneider (acoustic set)
What: All CSD students and community members welcome—bring a blanket and have a picnic! Music is appropriate for all ages, and all proceeds will go to purchase LifeStraws® through the Rotary International.
Questions: Contact RMS IB Coordinator, Cheryl Nahmias, at [email protected]

Empathy Walk photo courtesy of CSD

2 thoughts on “Renfroe Students Taking Action, Selling Tickets to Outdoor Aqua Vita Benefit Concert”


  1. Good Job RMS Sixth Graders, Teachers, and Dr. Cheryl Nahmias! You actions are a good example of the old Latin expression, “Empathy Walks, but Money Talks” (loosely translated of course). You should make Decatur proud, not only because of your fundraising efforts, but also your partnership with one of the truely outstanding humanitarian organizations, the Decatur Rotary Club and Rotary International. Working with the Rotarians, you will save lives. There is no better learning experience than that!

  2. really love the experiential component of CSD’s expeditionary learning curriculum.
    not like the olden times . . .

    whyyyyyyyy when i was a boy, my school’s curriculum re: mineral hardness and geology included throwing rocks at one another–and we were glad to have it, i tell you!

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