Giving Spirit

Several schools in the district hosted a toy drive throughout December to benefit the John Theissen Children's Foundation. In many cases, the collection initiatives were organized by the schools’ student council members, who decorated the posters that hung in the hallways of their respective schools. The signs advertised the collection and encouraged members of the school community to donate a new, unwrapped toy for the cause.  
“The children who get these toys are in the hospital and have to deal with the challenges that go with that, so it is nice to try and spread some joy to them at Christmas,” said Jordyn Hickey, the student council president at Forest Avenue Elementary School.