Nettleton, Valley View put the "Unity" in "Community"

   

Nettleton, Valley View put the "Unity" in "Community"
10/6/2011 3:48:40 PM

EAST Students from both Nettleton and Valley View public schools have joined together for the second annual “CommUNITY Week” and from all accounts -- it was a huge success. See the difference they made in their community today.

Nettleton Students are happy to have had such success in their CommUNITY canned food drive

Nettleton and Valley View public schools have joined together for the second annual “CommUNITY Week” and from all accounts -- it was a huge success.  Students from all grades of the Nettleton and Valley View Public School systems joined together to make a difference in their community.  A committee comprised of students from each school worked to plan the week-long event.  Community Week was kicked off by Jonesboro’s Mayor Harold Perrin presenting a proclamation honoring the efforts of the students in promoting community. 

CommUNITY Week Events included:

 

  • A Ceremony of Remembrance and a Celebration of the American Spirit honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11
  • Community Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A to benefit City Youth Ministries of Jonesboro
  • Nettleton High School vs. Valley View High School Powder Puff game and Bonfire to benefit City Youth Ministries
  • Hats for Hunger and Pizza Partnership to benefit Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
  • Running a week-long food drive at the local elementary schools to benefit Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas
  • Hosting a tailgate and football game to benefit City Youth Ministries

Nettleton EAST Students gave their all on Community Service Day. These students gave out free manicures and played games with nursing home residents in their community.

Students also took part in a Community Work Day, where local organizations allowed them to help out by doing the following good deeds. 

  • Cleaning the YMCA and City Youth Ministries
  • Helping the "Readers are Leaders" Program by reading to elementary students
  • Painting the interior of the "Winter Wonderland" building for the city of Jonesboro
  • Giving Manicures and playing games with nursing home residents
  • Leading a grocery store food drive
  • Packing boxes at the Women’s Crisis Center
  • Cleaning up Pine Hill Cemetery
  • Painting, cleaning and landscaping an elderly woman’s home
  • Hosting a Car Wash for school faculty and first responders
  • Washing and walking animals at the Humane Society

Winning T-Shirt designers Cameron (left) and Claire model off their designs during the 2011 CommUNITY celebration

From the beginning EAST students were involved in the planning and implementing of the week events.  After the committee met and brainstormed ideas for a t-shirt design, EAST students, Claire, Cameron, and Haven worked to create the design in Photoshop and Illustrator.  EAST recorded the events using video and photos that will be edited for the city’s public access channel.  EAST students, Drake, Caraline and Taylor joined other students and promoted the event by speaking at a local radio talk show and civic organizations.

EAST Students speak to their local radio stations to promote CommUNITY Week.

Congratulations to the students from Nettleton and Valley View and their facilitators for doing such great work in the community. EAST is proud of your contributions!

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