Every year at Carl Sandburg Middle School our Spirit Service Club stuffs stockings to give to the kids at the Salvation Army for Christmas. Sandburg holds a drive so the students and staff can collect and donate all materials that are used to make the stockings. The S.A.D.D club also wrote Christmas cards to Veterans that were filled with love and kind messages to bring joy to them during the holidays. Mr. Weiner and the participating students in the band also collected donated gifts to wrap to donate to the organization “toys for tots”. Donating these gifts helped to bring a little holiday cheer to families in our community. All together, Sandburg came together during the holidays to give back to our community and its members to make everyone’s holidays much brighter.
This Thanksgiving, Carl Sandburg Middle School wanted to help families in need. As a school, we donated food that would let these families enjoy a great meal together on November 22nd 2018. 5th grade students donated canned vegetables and gravy. 6th grade gave dessert and biscuit mixes. 7th grade helped out by giving cranberry sauce and canned fruit. 8th grade took part by donating potatoes and stuffing mixes. The faculty also wanted to be part of this wonderful act of kindness by buying turkeys and donating them to the drive.
Every year at Carl Sandburg middle school we have our annual pink out day to raise awareness for breast cancer. During the pink out, the students dress in all pink to show their support. October 19, 2018 was a proud day for students and staff to see everyone come together, showing their school spirit, community support and all around positivity to wear pink and join the fight against breast cancer. Hopefully, raising awareness by wearing pink and participating in our pink out day, we can all help end the fight against breast cancer.
For the past 3 years at Sandburg, Mrs. Bethke and the 6th grade team have collected candy to send to our troops all over the world. The candy will help some of the troops that don’t get to spend Halloween with family and friends. In all, the 6th grade team raised 90.2 pounds of candy to go to the troops this year, breaking last year’s record of 75.6 pounds. Students and teachers here at Sandburg would like to say thanks to our troops all over the world for serving.
Here at Carl Sandburg Middle School on October 31st, 2017 we hosted an annual Hoops for Heart event to support The American Heart Association. Heart disease is now the number one killer of both men and women. This year 204 6th graders at Carl Sandburg Middle School participated in the event and raised over $500 towards the American Heart Association. Carl Sandburg is very proud to participate and donate towards such an important cause.
In lieu of recent events in our community, Sandburg’s concert choir has come together to pay tribute to a song that originated during the Holocaust. This poem was found in a cellar in Germany that was known to be a hiding place during WWII. This tribute serves as a reminder to ourselves and others to always spread kindness. May love always overcome hate.