With the holiday spirit hanging in the halls, the I PROMISE School students recently received a double dose of magic to help make the season bright.
First up, the 4th graders got a special visit from a member of one of America’s most iconic teams. Entering the assembly with a basketball spinning on the tip of her finger, Harlem Globetrotters star Hoops Green came to IPS to present the “T.E.A.M. Up at SCHOOL” program that provided students with bullying solutions through the acronym T.E.A.M. (Talk, Empathize, Ask, and Mobilize). In addition to valuable life lessons, Hoops also shared some sick basketball tricks with the students who enjoyed every moment of her interactive lesson.
Harlem Globetrotters star Hoops Green came to IPS to present the “T.E.A.M. Up at SCHOOL” program that provided students with bullying solutions through the acronym T.E.A.M. (Talk, Empathize, Ask, and Mobilize)
Next up, the magic of Hogwarts rolled into IPS through a special presentation of Potted Potter, the smash hit Harry Potter parody play. During the exclusive experience, the cast gave the students a sneak peak of the show, delivering full Harry Potter books in 10-minute skits (including multiple hilarious costume changes). In between acts, the floor was open to the students to ask questions about acting, directing, and the industry in general for an insightful conversation on career exploration. The visit also highlighted the students’ Habits of Promise as they shared them with the cast and applied them to their careers.
The visit was part of the Potted Potter’s unique partnership with The LeBron James Family Foundation throughout the production’s engagement at Market Square Crocker Park, with a portion of ticket sales benefitting LJFF and the I PROMISE School.
Both of these experiences brought out the best in our kids, encouraging their creativity and inspiring their imaginations. The interactive lessons are part of the I PROMISE School’s commitment to providing unique experiences and hands-on learning opportunities for its students to bolster IPS’s STEM curriculum and the Foundation’s “We Are Family” philosophy.
With these magical moments leading in to the final week of school before winter break, LeBron’s kids are heading in to the holidays excited for what the rest of the school year will bring.