Wheatland Students Collect Socks for Those in Need
The student leadership group at Wheatland Center School organized a drive to collect socks for those in need. Over the two-week effort, Wheatland School District students collected 1,571 pairs of socks and will be dropping them off at the Sharing Center on Wednesday, December 5th at 12:45. Third grade students won the Wheatland competition by collecting 329 pairs of socks. The students were informed of the final numbers by Mr. Vrchota at the PBIS school assembly on Friday, November 30th and the third graders will receive a pizza party for their winning effort.
The leadership group began as an elective class at Wheatland two years ago. It now meets during the students’ lunch and recess period. Students were presented with multiple options for holiday giving and decided on starting a sock drive. This is just one of the many great examples of projects undertaken by students in the last few years. Some of these include: a lunch and scavenger hunt for new students, a fundraiser for community members, and a program to grant the wishes of students in need.
Joe Vrchota, Leadership group coordinator said, “It was a great opportunity to emphasize service and giving during the holiday season. I am proud that they have decided to spend their own time to organize, plan and execute this worthy endeavor.”