About 50 Butler University volunteers will provide a day of service at the IPS/Butler University Laboratory School from 1-4 p.m. April 24, assisting the students with outdoor maintenance, cleaning, gardening and building a rain garden as a way to give back to the community. The rain garden is a project funded by the city of Indianapolis.
“The day of service has been designed to encompass the commitments of the Butler Way, giving faculty and staff an opportunity to reach out and touch the lives of young children,” said Beth Lohman, Butler’s assistant director of recreation, who is coordinating the activities. “These are the very children we hope to someday see on a college campus impacting their communities because of the example we are setting.”
The Indianapolis Public Schools/Butler University Laboratory School, which opened in fall 2010, is a Reggio-Emilia-inspired, magnet elementary school, located in the former William A. Bell School 60, 3330 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
Butler’s College of Education collaborates with IPS in its curriculum development and operations. All Lab School faculty have received education degrees through Butler. Select University courses are taught at the school, allowing interaction with Lab School classes.