Doing something that helps others is an aspiration that helps make the corner of the world we live in better. Business Professionals of America students from Judson High School got together with members of Career Preparation, College and Career Readiness and the Special Education Department to help out the Food Bank of San Antonio. They sorted and packed some 19,000 pounds of food to be used by families in San Antonio that need it. A volunteer project that clearly had an impact on the students and the Food Bank.
Afterwards, the students said that getting involved in this kind of project helped them feel like they had a purpose beyond themselves...a feeling they said was truly positive. In fact, everyone who participated said they would be ready to do it again. The San Antonio Food Bank staff expressed their sincere thanks to the group and truly benefited from the effort.
You may have seen a lot of kids and even parents making what are called "Cardboard Kids." It is a way of heightening public awareness of preventing child abuse in Bexar County. Students at Judson Middle School made a number of these "Cardboard Kids" recently for Reveal Day...the day to show support for abused and neglected children. They cut them out and decorated them in their own individual ways to express that each child is unique and deserves a safe and caring home. Thanks to all the teachers and students who put in the time to bring attention to this problem we all want stopped.
Miller's Point ES teamed up and ventured to the Alamodome to support a great cause! Every year students, parents and teachers from the school participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to show support for the community.
Candlewood students turned out in record numbers to participate in STAAR Saturday Camp. Over 90 students attended the STAAR prep camp, electing to sharpen their skills over indulging in sleep or a few early morning cartoons. Eager teachers were ready for the students with engaging lessons that promoted cooperative learning and critical thinking. Principal Jerome Johnson applauded teachers and students for going above and beyond to promote student achievement and success. All in all, it was a super STAAR Saturday!