Holiday Giving 2020

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Schools give, receive gifts this holiday season

Posted December 21, 2020

Plymouth School District faculty and staff have received very generous gifts from the community this holiday season, among them:

  • $25 in Chamber Bucks for each staff member from an anonymous community donor.
  • A raffle of awesome gift baskets, donated by local businesses, parents, and other community members.

The school district and its staff appreciate the gifts and the support of the community, during this challenging year – and always!

In turn, our schools, staff, students, and families have given back to the community in many ways during this holiday season. Here are some examples of their generosity:

Elementary schools

  • Horizon held a food drive for the Plymouth Food Pantry.
  • Fairview staff collected food, clothing, presents, and cash for families in need.
  • Fourth-graders plus some second- and third-grade art classes working with elementary art teacher Field Lehman created holiday cards for residents of a retirement home in Sheboygan.
  • Pegasus students made holiday cards for the Sheboygan County Aging and Disability Resource Center, which will distribute them to elderly and disabled clients via curbside meal pick-up as well as meal delivery.

Riverview Middle School

  • Riverview held a food drive in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and collected 44 crates of food for the Plymouth Food Pantry. Sara Turenne's seventh-grade class collected the most food (306 items) and helped load the food pantry truck.
  • A group of students in Mrs. Langenhahn's eighth-grade class made a meal for a district employee with health issues. Students came up with a menu based on the food groups and prepared the meal at school. The meal included homemade spaghetti and meatballs, spinach salad, garlic toast, and homemade brownies.
  • Riverview staff donations provided presents for three Riverview families.
  • Youth Center participants made and decorated grapevine wreaths to give their neighbors.

Plymouth High School

  • National Honor Society conducted its annual Food Drive from Dec. 7 to 18, collecting $1,670 and 658 food items for the Plymouth Food Pantry.
  • PHS students and staff made more than 100 holiday cards and artworks for the Sheboygan County Aging and Disability Resource Center, which will distribute them to elderly and disabled clients via curbside meal pick-up as well as meal delivery.
  • The WeACT club adopted a family for Christmas, sent appreciation gifts to custodians and nurses, wrote letters to hospice residents, decorated trees, caroled and painted quotes for nursing home residents, and rang bells for Salvation Army.
  • The Youth Service class taught by Connie Lund made decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for residents at Rocky Knoll and gifts of appreciation for the staff at the high school. They also have written to pen pals at Pine Haven and Rocky Knoll. 
  • Plymouth FFA adopted six residents of Rocky Knoll by participating in its Secret Santa program. Some members shopped for items on residents’ wish lists, and others helped package the gifts.

Learn more:

• Explore the Community Engagement section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about how how community members help our schools and how our students give back to the community.