School-Wide Projects

100th Day Can Challenge

 

Every school year, starting a few weeks before  the hundredth day of school, our second grade students challenge the whole student body to collect 100 cans per class by the exact 100th day of school.  Fun challenges are put forth every week.  The ultimate prize is bragging rights to be the class which collected the most cans!These cans are then donated to the Anderson Soup Kitchen.  

I would like us all to make a serious commitment to respect and protect creation, to be attentive to every person, to counter the culture of waste and disposable, to promote a culture of solidarity and of encounter. Thank you." Pope Francis. General Audience June 5th, 2013.

In following the words of Pope Francis, our school has stepped up the recycling efforts.

Students are taught how to recycle paper and cardboard correctly.  At the end of every school day, students drop off their classroom recycling bin into the school-wide bin.  Staff works in cooperation with the janitorial crew to carry the collected materials to the designated recycling dumpster.
Our 8th grade students are responsible for the gathering of the aluminum cans recycled by our church and school community.