September 21, 2017

Local students set to participate in service week

From Redmond Proficiency Academy,
Spokesman file photo
Service Week set for Homecoming at Redmond Proficiency Academy 
RPA high school students will participate in service during the week
The Redmond Proficiency Academy student leadership team is sponsoring a week of service for its high school students Monday, September 25, 2017, through Friday, September 29, 2017. This is the third year that RPA high school students will participate in Service Week, and the students are incredibly excited to take part in this growing tradition here at RPA.

The RPA service week arose out of a desire to shift the school’s focus towards our community during the week leading up to our First Bash Dance. “One of the 7 Habits of a Highly Effective RPA Student that we teach to our students throughout the year is gratitude,” said Brett Andry, the high school leadership teacher at RPA. “Service Week gives our students the opportunity to express the gratitude that they have to everybody that supports what we do here at RPA, while also learning that life is bigger than any one person and that we must work together to make our communities, our country, and our world a better place for everybody.”

Andry’s leadership class has designed daily activities for all students as a way for the school to reach out to the Central Oregon community and communities in need. “Service week is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their appreciation and support to the place they call home,” said, Andry. “This event hopes to unite the student body around service.”

This year’s lunch hour events include:

Monday:​ A Coin and Money Drive for Hurricane Harvey relief victims and a Skype interview with a survivor of the hurricane.

Tuesday:​ ​ Stuffing bags with critical supplies to ship to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

Wednesday:​ ​ Sign making for our local firefighters who are continuing to battle massive wildfires in Central Oregon and making signs for the construction crew that has made the RPA buildings an incredible place to be!

​ Clothing drive for the Bethlehem Inn, a local non-profit organization that provides warm clothes and food to families and individuals during the winter months.

​ ​Lunch celebration with our construction crew and presentation of cards from RPA students.

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