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.
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 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.
PE students raised more than $2000 for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in exchange for wearing their pajamas to school.
PWHS French, Latin and Spanish Club members came together to package comfort bags for Philadelphians struggling with homelessness and food insecurity.
Each December, CES Cares, the service learning club at Colonial Elementary School, collects money to buy presents for needy families during the winter holidays.
Members of the PWHS DECA Chapter created a promotional campaign to raise money for Wreaths Across America and took part in a wreath-laying ceremony on December 15.
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.
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.”