Every year at Carl Sandburg middle school, the Students Against Destructive Decisions (S.A.D.D) holds the annual Red Ribbon Week. This week symbolizes the commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America. Red Ribbon Week, developed by the National Family Partnership, began in 1988 and is held October 23rd to the 31st of every year.
Each year, Carl Sandburg Middle School strives to involve the students and staff in various fundraising or community service activities. During the month of November at Carl Sandburg, it’s time for the male staff members to take the lead. At Sandburg the event is called “Let It Grow”, it encourages many of the male staff members to try to not shave for the entire month. The goal of Sandburg’s fundraiser is to raise money for St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
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.