Art teacher Nancy Fishel took the helm and designed a Service-Learning Project for her 7th grade classes. Work began with a 4x8 foot piece of plywood that Fishel cut into the shape of a lighthouse. Students, faculty, and staff brought in found objects that 7th graders sorted into categories that would form the stripes on the body of the lighthouse. For the ensuing two weeks, students diligently glued shells, toys, iridescent paper, pencil shards, and old cell phone parts in colorful and creative combinations. At the top of the lighthouse, students stacked layers of CDs to mimic the spotlight and surrounded the shape in yellow and blue plastic gems. The final work of art was signed, dated, and hung in the front lobby as Windsor Mill Middle School’s own sign of welcome.