THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Trick-or-Treat for Cans 2018 was a huge success. Each year gets better and better. This year HS Student Council went around town with 13 students who volunteered their time to collect non-perishables for the Colfax Food Pantry. The items were dropped off that night at the Colfax United Methodist Church. Thank you so much to everyone who donated and left items on their door steps for us to collect. Everything is much appreciated!
Students: Grace Rider, Yanaba Schroeder, Peyton Rinkenberger, Haleigh Beck, Kelly Jones, Journey Steidinger, River Rosales, Dorothy Boyd, Katelin Donaldson, Kristen Clark, Lexi Molck, Ella Pierce, and Morgan Donaldson
Every year Ridgeview High School Student Council organizes a Food Drive. This year our drive ran from November 17 to December 15th. All items that are collected are donated to the local Food Pantry of Colfax. This year we incorporated a friendly competition between Mentoring classes. Students brought in items to their Mentoring teacher and then on December 15th, grades 6-12 brought all their items and supplies to the HS Gym for a Winter Wondercan building competition.The top JH class was Mr. Ruiz’s class with a total of 440 items collected. The top HS class was Mrs. Schultz’s class with 393 items collected.
This year Cooksville and Colfax Fire Departments wanted to get involved and help with donations. Mr. Roger Clark helped Mrs. Schultz organize that. Each Fire Department donated 200 dollars each. Amazing! They went out and turned their donations into non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry. They dropped off their donations to the school and we used those items in our Winter Wondercan building. The HS office staff donated 200 non-perishable food items as well. All in all, our grand total of items collected was 3,112 items!! The HS Student Council volunteered their time and worked hard carrying all of those donations, during distribution after school on December 15th.
The Food Pantry of Colfax, wrote a Thank You letter to HS Student Council and our Community.
“Thank you. Two words that mean so much. The Ridgeview Food Pantry wants to say a huge thank you to our community. As you may know, the Food Pantry operates on donations. Your donations. We have been so blessed with a generous Community who give from the heart. We receive produce from local farmers. We get eggs every month from a couple who found out about the pantry and wanted to help. We get donations of cash from a local business. A couple in Cooksville brings us food every month. We get anonymous donations in the form of cash. One of the churches buys us hams for Christmas. The list goes on and on. Then comes the call from Mrs. Schultz from the school. The kids want to help.”
“My response was, “Sure, we can always use some extra canned goods!” Little did I know how much the kids had collected. The Fire Departments wanted to help too, so here I was expecting a couple of grocery bags. Well... It took us about four hours to put it all on the shelves. We are still putting things away. They had collected enough vegetables to last us 6 months! They also had peanut butter, cereal, canned meats, pasta sauce….and they collected it from you! Our generous, loving community who gave from your hearts, to feed your neighbors, a friend, or someone you have never met. That hasn't stopped you from giving. The song says there are Angels among us. I think they are right. I think it's you. Thank you!”
Thank you to everyone who donated, helped, volunteered, etc. Amazing things like this could not happen without the help of others. So, thank you for helping us, help others!
National Red Ribbon Week is designed to promote students to live a drug free life. Through positive activities and dress up days, the junior high student council collaborated with mentoring classes to develop positive relationships and memories. Students dress up days included: USA day, favorite sports team day, twin day, Duct tape day, and class color day. Games played included Heads/Tails, kick ball, and three legged races. Daily winners were given "stars" to display on their lockers. Every student received five items to remind them "Your Future is Key: stay Drug Free": all items included the Red Ribbon monogram (pencil, coin, sticker, bookmark, and tattoo).
The Junior High Student Council would like to express their gratitude to the mentoring teachers and Mr. Campbell for judging and encouraging participation in each days activities.
These 7 students took time out of their day to help with the Annual Food Drive distribution day. Thank you to: Katelin, Mitch, Journey, Kelly, Jacob, River, and Lexie for helping on 12-15-16. YOU made a difference!!
Shout-out to all of the students, grades 6-12 who made our Annual Food Drive a success this year!! We raised $210 in cash donations and 560 non-perishable food items!! YOU made a
difference!!! Thank you! - Mrs. Schultz