HPHS Students Engage in Community Service Today

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Heritage Park High School students and staff members will participate in a “Day of Giving” on Monday.

Each grade level will perform outreach in various parts of the community and staff members will collect donations to benefit ‘The Goodfellows Club,’ a local organization that provides shoes, clothing, coats and other necessities to students in Owensboro and Daviess County.

Community service projects scheduled for Monday are:

12th grade: HPHS seniors will visit with residents of Heritage Place Assisted Living Center at 3362 Buckland Square, Owensboro, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday. The theme for the day is “Life Lessons: From Seniors to Seniors.” HPHS seniors will spend time with the residents. The students have prepared a list of questions designed to help them gain insight from residents of Heritage Place, as they share life lessons that include their thoughts about dreams, life plans, regrets and the hardest and easiest lessons they’ve learned in life. Following the visit, HPHS students will contribute to a bulletin board presentation to document their time spent at Heritage Place.

11th grade: The junior class will travel to the Pitino Shelter at 501 Walnut St. for their community outreach, from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The students will be divided into teams to assist with various jobs such as cleaning, stocking and organizing supplies and cooking a meal for the residents. While there, students will also learn about the mission of the Pitino Shelter and how it provides resources for community members who are in need. The junior class is also accepting donations of snack cakes to donate to the Pitino Shelter.

10th grade: Heritage Park High School sophomores will work with David Mudd from God’s Outreach to create bags of food for senior adults and community members who are in need at Thanksgiving. Students will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club at 3415 Buckland Square to prepare food bags. Students are currently collecting non-perishable food items, and welcome donations of chicken noodle soup, individual packs of applesauce, peanut butter, snack foods, chili, tomato soup, canned chicken, canned tuna, toilet paper, macaroni and cheese, corn, green beans and peanut butter and crackers. The sophomore class has a goal of creating 100 bags to donate to the community.

At the beginning of this school year, Superintendent Owens Saylor challenged every member of the Daviess County Public Schools family to become involved in at least one community service project this year as he introduced the district’s 2016-17 theme of “Growing Minds, Growing Hearts.”

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