High School students spread holiday cheer during first-ever Community Day
Clyde-Savannah High School students were seen throughout the community on Friday, December 20, as they participated in the school’s first-ever Community Day event. Students signed up for activities they were interested in and spent the morning giving back to residents of Clyde, Galen, and Savannah.
“It was great to see our high school students active in the community for our first-ever Community Day,” said Dr. Craig Pawlak, Clyde-Savannah High School Principal. “This was a nice way for us to give back to some of the local organizations who support our students, and we hope that this is the start of a new tradition here.”
Band and chorus students put on a concert at Brick Corner Senior Independent Living. Residents and staff members were treated to a number of holiday classics, like “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” “The First Noel,” and other catchy pieces.
Other students could be seen ringing bells for the Salvation Army throughout the Village of Clyde, wrapping gifts at the Clyde Fire Department, organizing food baskets at the Clyde Methodist Church, and shoveling sidewalks around the community.
A group of students spent the morning baking and decorating cookies in a family and consumer science classroom at the high school. Over 700 cookies were baked and distributed to the Clyde Fire Department, Clyde Highway Department, Clyde Village Offices, Clyde Post Office, Clyde Police Department, Savannah Fire Department, Savannah Highway Department, Savannah Town Offices, Savannah Post Office, and all staff members in the Clyde-Savannah Central School District.
Across the hall, students created cards for children at St. Jude’s Hospital. Many cards were designed to be distributed for the holiday season and other special days throughout the year.
Some students also read holiday-themed books to Clyde-Savannah Elementary students and children at the Head Start daycare center.
High School students and staff hope to make Community Day an even bigger event in the years to come.