Target 4 – Engaged Community Partners. FWSU staff and students will collaborate, innovate, create and conceptualize ideas and learning with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.
Action Step – Plan and manage instruction around problems relevant to students and their community and develop solutions for authentic audiences.
Indicator of Success – Students challenge convention and make contributions in their community, state, and world.
BFA high school students recently raised money to support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
BFA Juniors Madison Irish, Loren Bourne, Morgan McNall, and Meadow Linderman camp up with the idea to raise money for this great charity by duct taping their principal to the wall. This fundraiser was part of the students National Honor Society service project.
Each year at BFA, NHS student work collaboratively to be involved in service to their community. Other service projects have included blood drives, the pancake supper and building and donating benches for the Fairfax Recreation Path. Madison shared “This cause is import to me because I have Type 1 Diabetes and we selected JDRF because they are rated very highly by Forbes as a foundation that uses the money they raise through fundraising very well.”
The fun started when students paid $1 for two feet of duct tape and then got to place their tape on Mr. Clark with a goal to keep him stuck to the wall. The NHS students shared they were very surprised with excitement for this fundraiser. “Not only did we exceed our goal of $100 but students were really enthusiastic about actually putting the tape on Mr. Clark.”
Once Principal Clark was stuck to the wall, the selfies began.
Morgan shared, “The cheerleaders have also done something to support JDRF, usually we perform at the Walk-a-Thon. But it was really cool to involve the whole Faculty and Student Body.”
And then it was time to see how long Mr. Clark would stay stuck…..