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Student leadership, service clubs work to strengthen community

Students and staff in District have very strong traditions of community service. During this holiday season, groups in many schools have been raising money, collecting supplies or otherwise working to help people in need. Thank you to all these students and staff members for showing what it means to be Community Strong!

Eagle Ridge Middle School Student Council raised over $2,200 for Toys for Tots this year (pictured above).

Burnsville High School Student Council, BurnsvilleStrong and National Honor Society brought treats and thank you cards to police and fire fighters in Burnsville and Savage on Dec. 19.

The Burnsville High School Student Council collected new or used clothes in December to donate to the Salvation Army.

William Byrne Elementary The 4th grade class organized a juice box drive to benefit Brainpower in a Backpack collecting over 1,200 juice boxes.

Hidden Valley Elementary Student Council members collected coins for Toys for Tots then purchased toys and dropped them off at a Toys for Tots collection site. The goal was $700, and the total was close to that.

Vista View Elementary and Rahn Elementary have teamed up with the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, Verizon and Braemer Field for a Super Bowl community initiative that benefits local children in need called “Super Kids - Super Sharing.” Vista View and Rahn families will continue to donate used cell phones/devices, sports equipment, games, school supplies and books through Jan. 17.

Harriet Bishop Elementary School Service Club collected over 500 bath towels for two local youth shelters. Staff members donated money to help seven families in need during this holiday season with gift cards for groceries and gifts.

Project KIDS at Harriet Bishop raised $4,425 in the annual holiday giving effort. All funds will go toward Brainpower in a Backpack, which sends weekend food home with students in need.

Gideon Pond Elementary BurnsvilleStrong Action Club collected 533 pounds of food that was donated to the food shelf at 360 Communities.


Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 15:46