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Orange High School students and staff raise $500 in fundraising for Ukraine

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio – Students and staff at Orange High School stepped up to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine through a fundraiser held earlier in April by the OHS Amnesty International Club .

The students set up a donation area in the high school commons during meal times and raised $500.

The donation was sent to UNICEF. Its work in Ukraine focuses on meeting the most urgent needs for safety, health care, clean water, nutrition and protection, while protecting children’s rights and their long-term well-being. .

The Amnesty International High School Club enables young people to join the human rights movement and provides a platform for high school students to come together to learn and take action on human rights issues.

All donors received a yellow and blue awareness ribbon (the colors of the Ukrainian flag), as well as raffle tickets to win prizes in gift cards donated by private companies and individuals.

Helping load a truck with supplies to bring to the Garfield Memorial Church pantry for the Orange Elementary and Middle School PTA food drive are, left to right, School Resource Officer Todd Bennett, Moreland Hills Elementary School building supervisor Mike Duffy, collects food PTA coordinators Lindsey Jezek and Molly Valent and transportation driver Jose Feliciano, with (back row) student aides, second Danny Valent and the third Harry Valent. (Photo courtesy of Orange City Schools)

Successful food drive

Students and staff at Moreland Hills Elementary School and Orange Inclusive Preschool came together for another successful Orange Elementary and Middle School food drive this year.

More than 42 boxes of non-perishable items were brought to the Garfield Memorial Church Food Pantry in Pepper Pike, including 400 rolls of toilet paper, 75 cans of soup, 40 packets of rice, 72 cans of tuna, 105 toothbrushes, 40 toothpaste tubes, 56 boxes of fruit and 40 boxes of pasta.

Recognized music education program

For the third year in a row, the Orange City School District has been honored nationally with the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education designation for its strong commitment to music education.

The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide access to music and an education for all students.

To qualify, the district had to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class attendance, instruction time, facilities, music program support, and community programs. of musical creation.

Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the University of Kansas Music Research Institute.

The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organization supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members worldwide. The foundation advances active participation in musical creation throughout life by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving, and public service programs.

Boosters are looking for volunteers

The Orange Booster Club is seeking volunteers for Board and Committee positions for the 2022-23 school year.

Board positions available include two co-treasurer positions. Committee opportunities include fundraising, membership, public relations and social media, major projects, and auditing.

Each volunteer role is for one year, with the option to continue for successive school years.

Anyone interested should contact Brandon Beachler at [email protected] or Lewis Fellinger at [email protected]

The Orange Booster Club is a voluntary support organization for Orange schools athletics and has supported sports and extracurricular activities since 1948.

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