Sunday, February 26, 2012

Redmond High PTSA Co-Presidents give KUDOS for school's community volunteerism

We all need help sometimes...

By Jan LaFond and Shelley Flores, Co-Presidents, RHS PTSA

We like to think of Redmond High as not only a great school for learning, but also an important member of a larger caring community. Our students, staff and volunteers actively support community organizations that help others and contribute to the greater good.  Read More >>
Our cheer team recently sponsored a food drive to benefit Hopelink and the graduation night committee spearheaded a school-wide collection of used outerwear and gear for Northwest Center. The PTSA will soon begin another food drive to benefit Pantry Packs, a growing local group that supplies basic food items to LWSD families in need when school is not in session. Along with food, the PTSA will also seek donations of basic toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes. And let's not forget about advocating for animals and our beautiful northwest environment---our students don't! Last fall, the Animal Club organized a very successful campaign to collect pet food and supplies, with all donations delivered to the Seattle Humane Society. The student Environmental Club leads tree-planting expeditions.

These are a few of many inspiring activities happening at RHS that help make it the exceptional school that it is. Through their involvement, students serve as young role models of participative and well-rounded citizens.

Lots of caring work also takes place right within the school. Redmond High has a strong commitment to support and assist as many as possible students experiencing a difficult time or change in family circumstance. Over the years, the PTSA has been fortunate to fund a limited number of student scholarships. Teachers, staff and student organizations may apply to the PTSA for financial help with special projects, equipment and supplies, or educational seminars that enhance learning for all. Counselors are experts at individualized academic and social guidance. They also work tirelessly to connect all students with what they need to enhance their experience at RHS and take part in its community, whether that be some extra food, a donated prom dress, or a gently used graduation cap and gown.

As 2012 gets underway, many thanks for everyone's efforts and time in making Redmond High a first-rate school and community!

Jan LaFond
Shelley Flores
Co-Presidents, Redmond High School PTSA
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