On Friday, October 7th, Ragsdale High School’s Science & Visualization students began setup for the 2016-2017 Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline to benefit Parkwood Baptist Church’s Hand to Hand Food Pantry.
Sponsored by Sonya R. Hamilton of State Farm, this marks the 2nd year of the CFPP at Ragsdale High where the program was first piloted in the winter of 2016. This year it’s been expanded from one to two of the “SciVis” classes. The monthly harvesting data will be used in the statistics portion of the curriculum.
Due to a short school day on Friday, the rest of the bins will be setup this week.
As part of our Food Bike program, we’re in the process of adding more portable gardens at Ragsdale High School with the goal of staggering their growing cycle so there’s a harvest ready each week to be taken to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank.
On Wednesday, April 6th, Jamestown News did a story on ReBuildUp’s Food Bike program at Ragsdale High School featuring students playing a nutritional card game, growing food in class to be delivered to nearby Renaissance Church’s Food Bank, along with a contest for the best home grown bottle lettuce. This was made possible by sponsor Michael Robinson Accounting along with the aid of the Greater High Point Food Alliance to line up the Food Bank.
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Food grown by students in Mrs. Pendrak’s (a former PitchPocalypse Winner) 2nd Block Game Design class at Ragsdale High School was successfully harvested and delivered to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank on Saturday, March 26th, as part of ReBuildUp’s “Food Bike” program.
In addition to setting up this “Classroom to Food Bank Pipeline,” students played a nutrition based card game also called “Food Bike” where they took turns being customers and merchants selling one another fruits and vegetables based on each food’s health benefits.
The Food Bike program finished up with a small cash prize contest where winners made bottle lettuce growers to see who could grow the biggest plant over the course of the program. Coming in first was Reina, second place went to Emily, and coming in third was Cameron.
ReBuildUp is currently seeking out sponsors, donors, and grants to help make these requests a reality.
There are over 40 schools across the state wanting this for their classroom and community. There are also teachers in both Greensboro and High Point requesting Food Bike which is important given Guilford County’s status as #1 in the nation for food insecurity.
Sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting, the Greater High Point Food Alliance also deserves thanks for connecting Ragsdale with Renaissance Church. For more information on “Food Bike” along with how to involve your school, congregation, or food bank, visit https://rebuildup.com/foodbike along with the Greater High Point Food Alliance at http://www.ghpfa.org
On Friday, March 18th, the top four teams in Ragsdale High School’s Game Design class competed in ReBuildUp’s PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest to finish up the Winter 2016 Startup Program sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.
Team #2 took the top spot.
Team #3 came in 2nd place with a Billy Maze themed game.
Team #4 came in 3rd for their fashion app idea.