NHS Members Organize Sock Drive for Homeless Shelter
Newly elected National Honor Society President, Natalie LaBreche, organized a sock drive at Whitewater High School for the Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless in May. Pictured below is Natalie and NHS member Nicole Sedmak making the donation. Bravo, ladies! Go to www.community-action.org or www.facebook.com/TwinOaksShelter to learn more about their services.
NHS Collects 45 Units of Blood for Red Cross
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 20, 2018. Forty-five units of blood were collected from 54 participating students and staff which will help save the lives of 135 people! The Red Cross workers were very impressed by our amazing students and how hard they worked to make this drive an extraordinary experience! Thank you to all who participated!
Octagon Assists with Community Holiday Activities
Members of the WHS Octagon Club were busy this holiday season working at the Breakfast with Santa event along with the UW-Whitewater Optimist Club Toys for Kids program. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Optimist Club hosted its 25th annual Breakfast with Santa event where they fed 760 people, 397 of which were children. At the event kids had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and even Frosty the Snowman. Some of the WHS students dressed up as elves to help as the kids prepared to meet Santa while other students were "runners" who helped carry plates for families and kids, and answered any questions people had during the day.
Octagon and NHS Partner to Collect Toys for Ronald McDonald House
Each year there are many kids staying at the Ronald MacDonald House, and this holiday season was no exception. At this time of the year it is all about giving. Octagon Club students have partnered with members of the National Honor Society to give something back to the kids that have to spend this time of the year away from home. Pictured are WHS students who helped organize gifts to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Milwaukee.
NHS Adopts a Family for Christmas
The National Honor Society at Whitewater High School raises funds throughout the year to donate and sponsor worthwhile causes. Members adopted a family in need for the holidays this year and had a great time purchasing $500 in gifts for them.
FFA and NHS Combine to Provide Fruit for Meals on Wheels
The National Honor Society and FFA delivered holiday gift bags filled with delicious fresh fruit to senior citizens in Whitewater who receive Meals on Wheels on December 14.
NHS Members Assist Rotary Club with Fruit Basket Assembly
National Honor Society members had a wonderful time assembling Holiday Fruit Baskets with the Whitewater Rotary Club at Golden State Foods on Friday, December 15. Funds raised are donated to many worthwhile causes throughout the year.
Students Volunteer at Breakfast with Santa
Whitewater High School students volunteered at the UW Whitewater/Community and UWW Student Optimist Club’s annual Breakfast with Santa. The event was held on Saturday morning, December 2, in UW Whitewater’s Esker Hall. Those who attended were treated to a breakfast and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Many students were also able to meet some of their elves, and even Frosty the Snowman. Members of the WHS choir under the direction of Mrs. Karen Tordera sang Christmas carols throughout the morning. This event marked the 25th year of celebrating Breakfast with Santa. A Mitten Tree was also created so those who attended could place donations for the local school district children in need. Community members decorated the tree with new and unused mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, and children's underwear. A special thank you for all those members who made donations at the event.
KEY Club Hosts Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner
KEY Club hosted a turkey dinner for the Whitewater community last Friday at the Whitewater Family Church. All food was made and donated by KEY Club members.
Students Work to Eradicate Invasive Species at Bluff Creek
Members of Mr. Paul Majors’ Environmental Conservation class, local community volunteers, and staff from the DNR worked together to eradicate areas of buckthorn at the Bluff Creek Nature area. Students also collected seeds from beneficial plants to reseed the barren ground where the buckthorn stood. Students studied invasive plants during class and got a first-hand experience managing the devastation they cause.