Children from Arc of South Florida, a non-profit benefitting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, visited RE's Upper School on March 2 for the 2019 RE Carnival organized by the student-led Volunteer Service Organization (VSO). The carnival featured a bouncehouse, clown, boat rides on the bay, grilled picnic items for lunch, and a number of sports and craft activities organized by other student clubs. RE families and faculty/staff families also attended.
Rock 4 Relief played music from the stage, Women Empowered ran a tie-dye station, Best Buddies offered a cookie-decoration booth, REal painted faces, LASA offered kids a chance to show off their soccer skills, French Club helped attendees learn Pentanque, Charitable Arts helped them create a giant event banner, and Drama Club offered prizes for musical trivia and a chance to sing karaoke. Dockmaster Marc Buller and his wife shuttled attendees on boat rides.
Faculty member and club advisor Jonathan Scholl assisted VSO's leadership team of president Sofia Mora '20, vice president Sophia Duyos '19 and secretary Sarah Rahman '19. RE's facilities crew helped throughout the day.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.