September was National Preparedness Month and the Middle School students at Academy360 Lower School celebrated the theme of Citizenship with classroom lessons, Community Based Instruction trips to the Post Office and special visits by the Verona Police and Fire Departments. Tying our morning announcements and weekly CBI experiences into the monthly thematic study is a great way for students to connect the dots and bridge concepts!

“The Verona Police Department, Fire Department and Rescue Squad have been an important part of our school community for many years,”  says Gina Catania, Academy360 Lower School Principal. “We are so grateful that they were able to spend the day with us and give our students personalized attention. Special thanks to Detective Joel Martin, Fire Official Rick Neale, firefighter Steve Neale and A360 Clinician Terri Fallon for coordinating the day.”

Stayed tuned throughout the year for our monthly thematic highlights!