Arrowwood students show leadership in giving

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Students rake leaves in the community.

Arrowwood Community School may be a small school serving only 100 students from kindergarten through Grade 9, but it’s showing it’s got a huge heart.

Principal Jason Neville says in the first two months of this school year, students have been giving back to the community locally and globally.

“At Arrowwood School, our students are learning to take on a leadership role in the school as well as in the larger community,” Neville said.

Examples of their efforts include:

  • One student spearheaded a campaign that raised $350 to send to Samaritan’s Purse in response to the 2014 Typhoon in the Philippines.
  • Five Grade 8 and 9 students raised $165.45 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with their Enchiladas Hot Lunch.
  • Six students in Grade 6 and 7 raised $71.15 for the Salvation Army with their bake sale.
  • The Student’s Union Social Committee, which consists of seven students from grades four to nine, raised $43 as well as a box of food to donate to the Vulcan Food Bank.
  • Another student is sponsoring a child in a developing country.
  • Still another student rode in a Cancer Fundraiser Ride.
  • Our Grade 6 and 7 students spent one afternoon raking leaves for people in the community.

The giving spirit is alive and well in Arrowwood. Congratulations to all the students for being such solid, engaged citizens!