The National Junior Honor Society at Clark-Shaw Magnet School sponsored a wear red in honor of Japan day and the student body donated more than $600 to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief in Japan. The students studied about alternative energy sources in science class, and felt a need to respond to this natural disaster. This brings Clark-Shaw's total donations this year to more than $2000, since the National Junior Honor Society raised over $1100 for the Walk for Awareness this past fall and the student government has also donated money to several organizations. The student body is proving that by working together we can make a difference in our community and the world.
Haskew PACE Students Show the Power of a Penny
The PACE students at Pearl Haskew Elementary helped lead a Service Learning Project for the recovery efforts in Japan. The class goal was to fill up a wheelbarrow until it overflowed with coins! The students at Pearl Haskew Elementary exceeded that goal! They dug deep into their pockets and under couch cushions to fill up the wheelbarrow. The students raised a total of $924.86!
The students learned some valuable lessons from the "Power of a Penny" drive. Students were responsible for collecting the coins, counting the coins, and even rolling the coins! The students learned that even though it was hardwork, helping others is worth the effort.
In addition, PACE students also worked diligently to make "One Thousand Paper Cranes" in memory of the many people who lost their lives due to the tsunami. The paper crane symbolizes "healing" in the Japanese culture, which is why the students held a penny drive. Haskew PACE students wanted to do something to help with the "healing" process in Japan.
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