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CHM Community Service
A meaningful and rich education involves more than knowing the slope of a line segment, or when WWI came to an end. We at CHM don’t believe in just educating the mind, we also believe in educating each student’s heart and soul. Here is a list of community service projects our staff and students are involved in.
Salvation Army Food Drive
Thanks to the CHM Student Council and to the generosity of students and staff, hundreds of families are fed during the holidays. This year is no different. Homerooms will be collecting canned goods for our food drive between November 22nd and December 10th.
To make Thanksgiving dinner a reality, the staff comes together and donates a Turkey with all the trimmings to multiple CHM families. This year our Teachers and Guidance Councelors were able to put together 14 baskets which allows 14 families to have a little bit more this Thanksgiving around the dinner table.
Not only are the students at CHM talented, they have generous spirits as well. The winner of CHM Idol chooses the recipient of all the money raised. Last year the Vera House received over $600!
Dan Cresci Memorial Blood Drive
During his brave battle against Leukemia, cherished social studies teacher Dan Cresci sent a Christmas card requesting people to donate blood. Sadly we lost Dan, but we carry on his wish by donating blood in his memory each year.
Race for the Cure
Since 2002, CHM builds a team of staff and students to run/walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Students are able to step outside the school walls and feel what it’s like to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
In 2009 the students of CHM organized and participated in Livestrong Day. In addition to seeing a sea of yellow in the hallways, students raised over $300 by selling bracelets.
Inspired by their research project on the Vera House, students sold white bracelets and raised over $200 dollars!
Samantha Reynolds Carwash
Carwash Fundraiser was supported by Four Seasons Carwash via Tom and Susan Korzeniewski for the Samantha Reynolds Family. The money was used to purchase a bench at Great Northern Mall in Samantha's name since she loved to go shopping. Mrs. Reynolds participated along with her family. She has found peace in working with community members to remember Samantha through such activities as the carwash.
Rockin' Sockin' Blockin' Day of NO Drugs!
This was an afterschool event used to raise money for a local teen substance abuse prevention program. Mr. Marvar, Mr. Vivacqua, and other teachers helped support this event by chaperoning the event and/or contributing money to the cause.
Guidance counselor, Pat O'Brien teamed up with HCS to assist the Humane Association in getting donations they so desperately needed.blankets, food, toys, etc.
Circle of Life
Students requested, and received, a maple tree from Hafner’s Market to promote environmental awareness. Each year a tree is added to the “circle”, thus improving our landscape as well as the environment. Think Green!