2015 Oct 21: RIS Focus: Service

Rockdale Intermediate School has the spotlight this week, and Principal Kathy Pelzel would like to share information about her campus service organization – RIS Student Council.

Rockdale Intermediate School recently inducted our student council officers for the 2015-2016 school year. This organization focuses on on service learning. It is important that all members of society understand the critical need for community service if we want to create a healthy city, state, and nation. Rockdale Intermediate School believes that even our youngest members can accomplish a great deal if given the opportunity. 

RIS students will hold their first service learning event in the coming weeks. Student council members will sell turkey feathers during the month of November to raise money to purchase toys for the Christmas Roundup. The three teachers who have the most feathers at the end of the fundraiser will dress as a turkey for the day. Our students earned approximately $350 for toys last year and we hope to raise even more this year! If you would like to support their efforts, please contact Keely Reisner at RIS for more information. 

Through projects such as this, students are able to participate and succeed in helping others. They work very hard to provide real results that help real people. The satisfaction of helping others through a time of need is a lesson that is not easily forgotten and will pay dividends throughout a person’s lifetime. We are proud of the students’ accomplishments and thank everyone in our community who support the effort through donations that help these children become active and successful citizens of whatever community they live in. 

News from RIS: Our council made an impact during their first year and we are extremely pleased with the participation and leadership of our students.  Our student council officers returned from student council training last week with a trophy to recognize their efforts. Last year, our council submitted an application to the American Students Council Association and was recognized as a Student Council Excellence School. There were only 105 elementary student councils recognized and we were very proud of our students for earning this award.