Patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and other hospitalized children in the tristate area will enjoy a new toy this holiday season thanks to a collection at Ridge Park Elementary School.
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.
A yearly tradition at Central Montco Technical High School, students made Thanksgiving dinner for the Norristown Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center (CHOC).
On November 13, Plymouth Elementary School's morning meetings and lessons in Janette O'Keefe's classes focused on World Kindness Day.
Children at Ridge Park Elementary donated some of their Halloween candy to deployed service members and veterans at VA Hospitals through a program called Treats for Troops.
CES students spent October talking about how to prevent bullying and respect each other's differences in their first major project toward being designated as a "No Place for Hate" school.
Nearly 200 gently used books have made their way into classroom libraries for independent reading at Plymouth Elementary School.
For some children, recess can be stressful. They might want to get involved in a game or with a group, but they are shy or simply don’t know how to ask. For these children, Whitemarsh Elementary has installed two “Buddy Benches.”
At Colonial Elementary,, the CES Cares club recently held a food drive that wasn't like any they had before. All of the donations needed to be gluten-, nut- or dairy-free.
PWHS National Honor Society revives Alex's Lemonade Stand Club to raise money for childhood cancer research.
The day after school let out for the summer, the PW Service Club boarded a plane to Guatemala for a ten-day volunteering trip that made a difference in the lives of children in the city of Tecpán.
For the two weeks after school was officially out for the summer, more than 100 PWHS students were still on campus — making a difference for younger students with similar interests.
In its first two years, the PWHS UNICEF Club has raised thousands of dollars — while raising awareness — to help needy children around the world.
When power went out after school at Plymouth Elementary, Custodian Hank Freels made a difference for a couple dozen baby chicks — and the kindergarteners who were studying them.
A group of PWHS students to host dodgeball tournament in honor of a fallen classmate from their time at Plymouth Elementary School (PE).
CE, PE, WE, CES and CMS have put their hats in the ring for the Battle of the Schools and will be collecting new and gently used children's clothing, shoes, books, toys, baby equipment and school supplies through May 17.