My name is David Hofmann, I came up with the basic idea of the HOPE project last year 2015/2016. I wanted my students to do a project that has them sharing with each other what “hope” meant to them. Helping students realize that they have “hope” in their lives. I collected some of the supplies from the support of Ms. Pollie Richardson. The boards, I purchased were from a person with leftover boards from a home project. Then, I was able to get financial support for the rest of the supplies from Donor.org. A web site that was created to help teachers finance classroom projects. From Donor.org, we received Gesso, paint brushes, paint, and pencils. Our staff at SCOPE donated their leftover water-based paint from their home projects. The students first brainstormed about what “hope” meant to each of them. A student came up with the idea of shaping the boards with the letters of “hope”. Then, it took some out-of-the-box thinking for the students to get the boards arranged. We used Gesso to prime all the boards. We painted large letters (H. O. P. and E.) on each set of boards. Each student was allowed to take a board and paint what “hope” meant to them around the larger letters. Next, we glued and clamped each set of boards together. We used polyurethane to clear top coat all the boards to help preserve them for many years to come. Lastly, we installed the hardware and hung them in the cafeteria at SCOPE. A special thank you to Ms. Richardson, Donor.org, and staff for their support in the H-O-P-E project. Thank you to all the students for all their creative thinking and hard work!
SCOPE 2016 GRADUATION
Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduates as we celebrate our 20 year anniversary. We would like to Thank, Royale Orleans (Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Miller) for their generous donation by providing us with a night to remember (dinner, dance and entertainment)! We would also like to thank Sign-A-Rama for donating our graduation banner, Dave Myers for a monetary donation, McArthur's Bakery for cookies, Sams Club Warehouse for a gift card and Mr. Paul Banda for his motivational message to our graduates. Click here to see photos of graduates. Click here to see photos of the evening event.