4,000 AUHSD students prepare for servathon

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4,000 Anaheim Union students are poised to participate in the fourth annual AUHSD Servathon on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, coinciding with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and National Day of Service.

Students will be accomplishing more than 100 different service projects across the communities of Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, and Stanton. The service projects, which range from the traditional, such as neighborhood or campus cleanups, to the less customary, such as tending community gardens and singing to senior citizens, are designed to give students experiences that will better connect them with neighborhoods, businesses, the elderly, and younger students.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of our students for using their education to serve the community,” said Superintendent Mike Matsuda, who initially proposed the idea of a District-wide Servathon. “The AUHSD believes in spreading kindness and compassion by providing opportunities that allow students to serve their community, and I am gratified by how enthusiastically students have embraced the concept.”

WHO: AUHSD students from the District’s junior high and high school campuses

WHAT: During the Servathon, students will be raising money while accomplishing more than 100 different community service projects

WHERE: Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the District Office, 501 N. Crescent Way, Anaheim, 92801, to join tour of several campuses’ projects

CONTACT: Pat Karlak, public information officer  714-493-3207   karlak_p@auhsd.us 

8:45 a.m. – Oxford Academy, 5172 Orange Ave., Cypress 90630-More than 300 students will be involved in an array of activities, including making blankets and care packages for the homeless, making dog toys and dog mats, teaching local youngsters about STEM skills, the importance of health, and basic business skills.

9:45 a.m. – Hope School, 7901 Knott Ave., Buena Park-Hope has collected donations to benefit homeless students in the AUHSD, including travel-sized toiletry items and clothing. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., the special education students of Hope, their families, and staff will sort and prepare the donations for delivery.

10:30 a.m. –  Walker Junior High School, 8132 Walker St., La Palma 90623-Kindness Rocks! 100 students will be making kindness rocks (painting them, writing positive messages, etc. All of the school’s activities are related to kindness

11:30 a.m. – Cypress Senior Center, 9031 Grindlay St., Cypress, CA 90630-The Lexington Junior High School Choir will be performing for the seniors.

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