Saturday, June 23, 2018

Durham Ambassadors in the Community

Be my valentineThe Student Ambassadors at Durham Intermediate School have been busy since returning to school following the winter break.

DIS Ambassadors and Humanities students will spread the love this February with Meals on Wheels. The students made Valentine cards for local seniors, which will be delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers on Friday, Feb. 13.

“Valentine’s Day is all about showing others how much they are loved,” said DIS teacher Fran Loewen.

Lowen added that for many older adults and disabled persons living alone, they make experience social isolation.

“Valuing others and showing compassion are just two of the core values Durham students learn,” said Lowen. “What better way to apply that lesson than to spread the love to members of our community?”DIS_SnowOne

Last month, the DIS Ambassadors Club raised over $200 for Spokes 4 Hope with their “SNOW-one like You” campaign. Spokes 4 Hope is a non-profit organization that supplies bicycles to abused children who are going through difficult times.

Each morning in January, students were encouraged to purchase a snowflake for their friends, writing a unique quality about that friend on each snowflake. The fifth and sixth grade class held a friendly competition to see which homeroom class bought the most snowflakes. Winners were Mrs. Scogin’s 5th grade class, and Mrs. Snow’s 6th grade class. Both classes will receive a popcorn party for their efforts!

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