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March 3, 2022 News

SCCSD encouraging students to return to the District with a “grow your own” initiative

West High senior, Shelby Edwardson, is a teaching intern at Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School. She assists in classrooms several times a week. Photo courtesy of Siouxland News.
West High senior, Shelby Edwardson, is a teaching intern at Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School. She assists in classrooms several times a week. Photo courtesy of Siouxland News.

The Sioux City Community School district is giving a head start to students who want careers in the classroom.

The “Grow Your Own” initiative is designed to give students insight into what a career in education would be like.

Students at high schools in the district are taking courses that provide them with classroom experience before they’ve even left for college.

Shelby Edwardson, a senior at Sioux City’s West High School, knew she wanted to be a teacher from an early age.

She’s been doing her in-classroom internship at Loess Hills Elementary since August of 2021.

“I like being able to see the kids and actually work with them, because I take education classes downtown and, like, they give you an idea, you don’t really know what the classroom is like until you are in it.” said Edwardson. “So, it’s just a really good experience and bonding time with the kids.”

About 150 students are currently taking part in the “Grow Your Own” Initiative.

See the full story by Siouxland News here.