Archive for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tonganoxie High students ready to serve their community

Tonganoxie High School students lay out tarp and remove rocks from the outdoor classroom at the Tonganoxie Elementary School Friday. All of the THS students went throughout town and participated in the first ever Community Service Day.

Tonganoxie High School students lay out tarp and remove rocks from the outdoor classroom at the Tonganoxie Elementary School Friday. All of the THS students went throughout town and participated in the first ever Community Service Day.

April 29, 2009

More than 600 Tonganoxie High School students will be lending helping hands from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 6.

The second annual Community Service Day will get started with a pancake feed for all THS students. Then, in groups of 10-12 students, with a staff member leading each group, students will disperse to do work at various places: Tonganoxie Nursing Center, Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, local parks and U.S. Highway 24-40 for litter cleanup, among other spots.

Students also will be helping out various residents.

“If anybody out there is in need of a group of kids to pull weeds, scrape paint, any general chores people can’t manage on their own, we’d love to send a group of kids out to help them,” said Pam Arevalo, a THS instructor who is coordinating the service day with THS principal Jamie Carlisle and high school leadership classes.

In the afternoon, students will take part in a field day at Beatty Field.

Arevalo said individuals interested in receiving assistance should contact her at the high school, (913) 845-2654, or by email: parevalo@tong464.org.

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