NAHS collected art supplies for patients at CHOP and painted kindness rocks as alternative ways to bring art and art education into the community during a pandemic.
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.
Senior citizens were not able to visit Conshohocken Elementary for their annual luncheon—so the students brought the meals to them.
Whitemarsh Elementary School collected holiday gifts for more than 20 children in the Colonial community.
Plymouth Elementary students’ holiday wish lists and letters to Santa will help make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses — through the work of the PW Make-A-Wish Club.
The CMS Student Council collected and delivered two carloads of non-perishable food to the Colonial Neighborhood Council—but, for the student council president, it's more than that.
The week's "Feelings Friday" lesson included the book, A Little SPOT of Kindness!, and encouraged the children to make it a habit to be kind every day.
The artists created drawings with inspiring quotes and placed them around the community.
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.
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.