Student Council sponsored a school-wide fundraiser Nov. 14-17 for the United Way. United Way focuses on identifying and resolving pressing community issues as well as making measurable changes in the community through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions and community development corporations. From Monday through Thursday, ninth-period teachers collected donations. The ninth-period class that raised the most money received a pizza party from Student Council on Friday, Nov. 18. Student Council thanks everyone who participated.
This coming holiday season Student Council’s main focus is to raise money for our Adopt-a-Family project. The project pairs our Student Council with a local family in need, and we provide them with a wonderful holiday by purchasing items on the family’s holiday wish list. We are off to a good start raising funds as our Halloween candy sale raised $100 for our family. Thank you to everyone who participated! With the ban on bake sales during lunch periods, Student Council will be at various community events accepting donations this year. If anyone has any ideas for additional fundraising for the family, please let a Student Council member know. We are always open to new ideas!
A version of this article appeared in print on 21 November 2011, on page 7 of The Shakerite.