March Gladness projects continue
March Gladness projects continue
Posted on 04/01/2016

The bulletin board in the hallway at Karshner Elementary has been turned into a “Wall of Thanks.” It is filled with notes written by students giving thanks for school, family, dogs, community, and many more blessings in their lives.

 

“The notes are things that we are thankful for in our community, including friends and family,” said Karshner Counselor Eddie Nunez who worked with leadership students who sponsored the project and assisted students in posting notes on the wall. He said the Karshner projects focus on the March Gladness mission to ‘Serve Your Community.’

  Other projects held at Karshner this March include a coin drive, a Hat Day,

  and movie night to raise funds for the ‘Together We Rise’ project to support

  kids in foster care. This charity works with improving the lives of foster children,

  including equipping them with a travel bag and teddy bear as well

  as college scholarships.

 

  There are 67 March Gladness projects taking place between January and March. Students from around the     district are volunteering and giving back to their community through the annual community service program.

 

  March Gladness is coordinated by Communities In Schools of Puyallup, in partnership with the Puyallup    

  School District. It is an annual event that encourages K-12 students to engage in community service in their     local community and abroad. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the many projects taking place throughout the district include:

 

Rogers High School

 

Rogers High has a variety of fundraisers including ‘Cups for Pups.’ Students Sarah Archer and Kylie Paine are coordinating the project which sells cupcakes to staff and students during lunchtime. They made the cupcakes themselves and have earned more than $650 dollars so far. The money will go to the Sunny Sky’s animal shelter.

 

 

 

Rogers teacher Kate Bacon stated, “Our March Gladness students have done an amazing job with this project!”

 

Stahl Junior High

 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) fundraisers include Pennies for Patients coin drive, Purple Ribbons for HOPE, a Hope run jog-a-thon, bingo night, car wash, and the sales of Hope Gear.

 

The drive is being done to bring attention to LLS and to support Stahl Principal Troy Hodge. Those interested in purchasing a t-shirt to support the drive can order hereAll profits (50% cost) will go to LLS in Hodge’s name. The logo on the front was voted on by Stahl students and the back contains a slogan used frequently by Hodge.

 

 

 

 

Woodland Elementary

 

Woodland Elementary held a ‘Fox in New Sox’ sock drive in early March. The new socks will be donated to the St. Francis House and others in the community. One student participated by bringing 120 pairs of new socks to donate.