Students more than doubled their goal of $2021 for pediatric cancer in memory of Nicholas Mincarelli, a PE student who would have been a senior at PWHS this year.
Throughout Colonial School District, students and staff find ways to make differences in our classrooms, schools and community.
Their acts help Colonial serve as a warm and welcoming place where children feel safe and comfortable while learning their academics -- as well as providing opportunities for students to learn how to contribute to the greater good.
These are some of their stories.
The club, which traditionally provides small loans outside the United States, makes a donation closer to home.
Kelli Coles ran a food drive for the month of April and distributed donations to 20 Philadelphia families, stranded students at Cheyney University and the Colonial Neighborhood Council.
Julian Lucks has donated dozens of face shields that he made using a 3D printer.
Jimmy and Johnny Clarke are working with their parents to make hundreds of masks for healthcare workers, essential personnel and others.
The last week in January brought The Great Kindness Challenge to Conshohocken, Ridge Park and Plymouth elementary schools, where activities and morning meeting discussions focused on kindness.
CES fourth and fifth graders celebrated "No Name-Calling Week" with special dress up days and Morning Meeting projects that focus on kindness.
The Ridge Park staff took a break from their usual holiday Pollyanna to collect toys for children in the hospital in honor of two young best friends with RP connections.
PWHS Language Club Toiletry Drive brought in 4,000+ items that were distributed when the groups went to volunteer to serve dinner at the Grace Café.
For the month of December, students focused on the concept of kindness as part of the District-wide school climate program known as Rachel's Challenge.
The Whitemarsh Township Police Department challenged WE students to collect nonperishable food for the Colonial Neighborhood Council in Conshohocken.
Gentleman's Club members collected more than 930 pairs of gloves to distribute in the community.
Colonial Middle School Teacher Ansley Dawidziuk was one of twelve people named a Best Buddies Champion for eastern Pennsylvania.
At Whitemarsh Elementary, each class brought in a specific item to fill 20+ food baskets for Thanksgiving as part of the school's annual WE Serves project.
Colonial School District raised more than $5,000 related to Breast Cancer Awareness in October.