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On-Campus Pumpkin Patch Gives ACT Students a Taste of Fall

Posted by Devin Felix on 1 December, 2020

Our Academy for Community Transition (ACT) program has a longstanding tradition of getting students into the Issaquah-area community for seasonal activities, including an annual fall visit to a pumpkin patch. This year, pandemic-related restrictions meant leaving campus wasn’t an option, so ACT staff decided to bring a pumpkin patch to campus instead! On October 29, they set up a socially distanced pumpkin patch in the field outside ACT’s buildings. It had a pumpkin for each student, hay bales and cornstalks (generously donated by The Grange), and other autumnal decorations. After choosing and “picking” their pumpkins, posing for pictures, and spending some pleasant time in the crisp fall air, the students went back inside to paint their pumpkins.

ACT is one of the ISD special programs that has resumed in-person learning in a hybrid model. ACT serves young adult students and focuses on the development of independent living skills, social skills, vocational skills and other important life skills to increase self-reliance and confidence.

See more photos from the event at the ISD Facebook Page.