Schoolwide sevice day to occur Wednesday

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Schoolwide sevice day to occur Wednesday

Lily Robison, Reporter

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Junior Alicen Grindstaff, Julian Shamasko, Tony Arellano and Alyssa Miller help make bowls for a Kansas Food Bank Fundraiser for the last service day in November.

Another schoolwide service day will be occurring on Wed, April 17 after having a successful service day last November.

Principal Chris Botts received a lot of positive feedback which brought on the idea of having another one.

“The feedback that was received by students, staff and parents from the fall was overwhelmingly positive,” Botts said. “I brought it [the idea of having another service day] up at a faculty meeting and the majority said yeah to doing one in the spring, so that is what we are doing.”

There are many things the students can do on this day but some options are creating thank you cards for children in foster care, foster care families and social workers, cleaning up the gardens at the school and working with students and teachers at the elementary schools.

The service activities picked first were the helping at the elementary schools.

“The elementary schools were super popular but there weren’t very many slots so they were gone first,” science teacher and event coordinator Darcie Lowery said. “I know a lot of people were disappointed about that but it’s just kinda what it is because there are only a few elementary schools and they can only take a few students.”

If students are going anywhere where transportation is needed such as the elementary schools or cleaning up around the Exploration Place, then make sure to get a transportation sheet from the office or your En-Cor teacher. If a student has not signed up for a group yet or doesn’t remember what service activity they are doing, students can ask any teacher to find the name of the student or wait until the students first block teacher announces it.

Math teacher Rocky Helm thinks having another service day with impact the students whether they know it or not.

“It is enjoyable for me watching students give back to the community even though they may not be old enough to really understand what they are doing,” Helm said. “Hopefully it is going to set something in place for their whole entire life.”

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