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Thanks4giving Food Drive

posted Oct 28, 2015, 8:45 AM by Amanda Yearwood
During the month of November, WPHS students will have the opportunity to participate in a school-wide service project.  The Thanks4giving Food Drive will be a competition among Homeroom Tribe Advisory Groups to collect non-perishable food items.  All donations will be used to provide boxed meals for families in our community.


Tribe Service Project 2015

Food Drive Guidelines


·         The Thanks4giving Food Drive will be held November 1-December 1.

·         The Homeroom Tribe that collects the most non-perishable food items during the drive will win a pizza party.  A date will be set and announced after the drive is complete.

·         All donated items must be in date.  Even non-perishable items have freshness expiration dates.

·         Items can be canned (soups, fruits, vegetables, meats, etc.) or boxed (pasta, cake mix, hamburger helper, etc.).

·         Donated items will be boxed to deliver to families in our community.

·         If donations are sufficient, they will be divided to help meet the needs for families with children at the Child Development Center and those with children at West Point Schools.

·         Homeroom Tribe teachers will report donation progress to the guidance office.  Weekly totals will be announced.


Overall Goals

1.      Help Feed Hungry Children and Families in Our Community – Currently well over half of the students/families in our area qualify for free/reduced meals at school.  These meals are not available at night, on the weekends, or during holiday breaks.

2.      Promote Compassion in Our Students – All of us (adults and children) forget that others have needs.  If we can see past our own wants/needs to help others, perhaps we will find greater satisfaction in our own lives.

3.      Team Building for Tribe Groups – Tribes are an opportunity for students to work together, get to know each other, and form a resource network.  These relationships, including the bond made with the teacher advisor, can help the individual students better navigate the high school years.