Administrators from the Harper Creek Community Schools were special guests at our weekly meeting May 12th and expounded on how “Wish List” funds our club issues to them will be utilized. Our club donates $500 to each school in the Harper Creek District and they use money to support various programs that benefit the youth of our community. Club member and Harper Creek Assistant Superintendent, Wendy Vangeison, chaired the program and was the liaison that coordinated the event.
Kim Thayer, the Harper Creek Middle School Principal, informed our club that the funds would be used to supplement the Rocket Program, Robotics Club and various choir programs. The Rocket Program is an event for the 6th graders where they build miniature rockets and discharge them from the school grounds. Kim also informed us that Wattles Park Elementary School Principal, Dennis Anthony, who was not in attendance, would be using the funds provided for his school to financially support a “Reading A-Z Program”.
Lisa Crawford, the Harper Creek High School Assistant Principal, noted that funds designated for the High School would supplement various special assemblies that are held throughout the school year, such as the upcoming safe driving program. The funds would also be utilized for individual student rewards programs relative to various achievements deserving special distinction.
Cindi Mead, the Harper Creek Sonoma Elementary Principal, said that her funds would help support a new program that the school has become involved with this year. This program called Watch Dogs’ is designed to have males, typically the student’s fathers, become more involved and have more presence in the school environment. The program kicked off with a well-attended pizza party for all the students and their fathers.
Wendy spoke on behalf of Kristy Newman, the Beadle Lake Elementary Principal. She noted that funds for that particular school would be used to supplement governmental grants issued to the school for student lunches and programs that promote having the students’ parents become more involved with their child’s academic endeavors.
Pictured below (L-R) and accepting one of the checks our club will issue is Harper Creek Administers Elementary Principal Cindi Mead, Assistant High School Principal Lisa Crawford, Assistant Superintendent Wendy Vangeison, and Elementary Principal Kim Thayer.