On Friday, September 1st, Gerstell Academy Upper School students and faculty traveled to First Fruits Farm in Freeland, Maryland to spend the day harvesting corn and potatoes to share with local food banks and homeless shelters. Community service is an integral part of the Gerstell mission, and students, faculty and staff participate in this annual service opportunity.
During the summer hiatus, Lower School students and their families were asked to read Cody Harmon, King of Pets, by Claudia Mills. Upon completion of the book, students were asked to create a project based on the book. On Friday, September 1st, the Lower School students celebrated First Friday with the day’s events centered around the general themes of the book which included a showcase of the projects created by the students.