May 13, 2016


Students and Faculty Give Back Through Community Service Projects

Students in Grades 7 and 8 participated in meaningful community service activities on and off campus on Wednesday morning.

Josh's 7th grade homeroom organized a toy, food, and supply drive for the local SPCA. On Wednesday they were able to visit the facility to drop off the items collected, meet the animals the SPCA saves, and make treats and toys. Thanks to everyone who participated in the drive!

Dionne's 7th grade homeroom focused on two issues: homelessness and hunger as well as human trafficking. They cooked casseroles and made desserts to donate to St. Vincent's. They are also partnering with Covenant House to learn more about human trafficking.

8th grade students split into two groups. Half spent the morning sweeping, raking, and beautifying Vernon Park, while the rest did a campus clean-up.

Additionally, the faculty and staff spent the afternoon building community and modeling for students by doing their own community service projects! Projects included making casseroles to donate to Face to Face, hosting a party for residents at the Maplewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, processing donations at Whosoever Gospel Mission, and gardening at Grumblethorpe.