Members of the PW Service Club recently spent nine days of their summer vacation in a return visit to a rural K-6 school outside of Tecpán, Guatemala.
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.
On an early Sunday morning in June, students from the PWHS Ronald McDonald Club volunteered for a Chef Guest breakfast at the Chestnut Street Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia.
Congratulations to PE for being the top elementary school fundraiser in the country for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
New Simon's Heart club donated an AED to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School to coincide with the American Heart Association's CPR/AED Awareness Week, June 1-7.
Keep an eye out for rocks decorated with inspirational messages in various languages to celebrate kindness and diversity.
The CMS Chapter brought in more than $1,800 to support Best Buddies in the Philadelphia area.
Students, staff, and family members kicked off World Autism Awareness Day with their Third Annual Autism Walk, and each class decorated a large puzzle piece in honor of Autism Awareness and acceptance.
Students celebrated by "rocking their socks", watching a video about Down Syndrome, and having a special visit from PE first grader Emilio Lopez, who delivered a World Down Syndrome Day poster to every classroom.
Sixty teams played in the tournament to raise money for brain cancer research.
With World Compliment Day taking place the last day of Read Across America Week, Colonial School District's teachers union put together a way for students to give compliments that also connected to Dr. Seuss.
From October through April, Colonial School District schools each take a turn bringing in food donations for the Colonial Neighborhood Council Food Drive. February was Ridge Park's turn.
Whitemarsh Elementary students are creating a piece of art for a nonprofit organization that is named for one of their peers and that raises money for researching Congenital Heart Disease.
The week-long challenge includes several activities and events that encourage and reward students for doing kind things.
At Plymouth Elementary School, Mrs. Weidamoyer's second graders took the MLK Day Challenge and made "sock rolls" for homeless Philadelphians.
PWHS Best Buddies wove recycled plastic bags into mats for area homeless people in a project coordinated by the William Jeanes Memorial Library and a new organization called Integrate for Good.