North Collins Makes Community Service a Priority

Community Service is Priority #1 for an Entire School District

Eagle Energy Day at North Collins Central School (NCCS) District shows more than school spirit.

North Collins, NY, May 12, 2017:  Over 90% of the North Collins Central School District student body and nearly 100% of NCCS staff and faculty are volunteering their time and energy to over 20 projects in and around the North Collins area on Friday, May 12, 2017. Sponsored by both the NCCS District and the North Collins Teacher’s Association, this 4th annual program has expanded to include nearly 500 students, staff, and faculty to provide inspiration, enthusiasm, and energy to the North Collins village.

In a show of school spirit and community pride, North Collins students throughout the district are cooperating with faculty and staff to provide valuable services to those in need in our community, including seniors and veterans. Projects for all grade levels include spring yardwork, painting, highway and cemetery clean-up, constructing birdhouses for the school gardens, a canned food drive, and much more. The historic Quaker Meeting House, Old Schoolhouse #8, the Senior Center, the Eden-NC Food Pantry, the North Collins town library are just a few of the sites that will benefit from the school’s volunteers.

At the Elementary school, students donated canned goods to benefit the Eden-North Collins Food Pantry. On Friday, students will deliver their bounty and help stock the shelves at the pantry in their new location on Franklin Street to serve needy town residents.

North Collins Jr. Sr. High School students are just as excited! They will start the day in the auditorium listening to guest speaker Sammy Violante discuss how to find the passion in one’s life as he shares his experience about giving back in the form of community service. Then they will break off to meet with their lead teachers to embark on their team projects. After they work hard in their community for a few hours, they will return to school to enjoy a barbecue lunch provided by various school clubs/organizations and the North Collins Save-A-Lot.  Faculty members and students are cooking and preparing the food for our participants.  After lunch, everyone will enjoy various games and activities.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Scott Taylor, Superintendent                                       716-337-0101 ext. 1301

Erich Ploetz, High School Principal                           716-337-0101 ext. 1302

John Cataldo, Elementary School Principal             716-337-0166 ext. 2150

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