Schools Make a Difference this Holiday Season

Schools Make a Difference this Holiday Season
Posted on 12/05/2019
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Each year, the students and staff at our schools make a difference in the community and to those in need.  “We are proud of the caring spirit in each of our schools,” said Superintendent, Dr. Marty Lexmond. “Giving to others is so important. Our students and teachers give of their time, talent, and resources to make the holiday season bright for others.”

star Central High School staff has raised over $500 to help families at Thanksgiving providing meals for nearly 40 families. The Youth Commission members donated time to local food pantries. 
star Nathan Hale High School Freshmen Council, Sophomore Council and Rotary Club held a school-wide food drive that produced over 2,000 items and $125 worth of grocery gift cards for Mother of Perpetual Help.
star James E. Dottke High School collected items for Lacausa Respite Shelter in Milwaukee. Interact Club members (along with the West Allis Rotary Club) hosted the Seventh Annual Holiday Party for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities. The activities included crafts, Christmas Bingo, lunch and an appearance from Santa who distributed gifts for all.

Shared Journeys has an outdoor food pantry in front of the school that they stock for the community. Students visited Mitchell Manor Nursing Home to meet with residents.

star Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School’s Team Phoenix collected toys for the Kids to Kids Toy Drive at Village of Manor Park.
star Lane Intermediate School held a Feeding America Food Drive.
star West Milwaukee Intermediate School partnered with Quad Graphics to provide 20 Thanksgiving meals to families in our community. They also participated in a toy drive for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.
star Franklin Elementary School participated in the Hunger Task Force Food Drive.
star Hoover Elementary School students held a Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
star Horace Mann Elementary School held a Food Drive for their Community Closet and were part of Kids to Kids Toy Drive at Village of Manor Park.
star Irving Elementary School’s Student Council held a Food Drive.
star Jefferson Elementary School participated in a Hunger Task Force Cereal Drive and Toy Drive.
star Longfellow Elementary School held a Food for Families Drive.
star Madison Elementary School set up a Caring Tree for gift distribution and held a 21 Day Kindness Challenge.
star Mitchell Elementary School held a craft fair, a fundraiser for the humane society, and presented a holiday sing at a local senior living community.
star Pershing Elementary School provided 15 families with a full Thanksgiving Dinner with help from generous donations from the Lion's Club and First United Methodist Church of West Allis.
star Walker Elementary School’s Team Ex East collected donations for Children's Hospital, volunteered at a local Senior Citizens Center, and collected items for a local animal shelter.
star Wilson Elementary School brought cookbooks and turkeys to the West Allis Care Center.