Minuteman High School students and staff launch "Revolution for Relief" to Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Minuteman High School in Lexington recently collected nearly $350 for those affected by Hurricane Sandy in a successful school-wide effort during the week before Thanksgiving called “Revolution for Relief” that is being spearheaded by Minuteman’s Community Service Committee. Canned goods and clothing are going to continue to be collected as well.
The initiative’s title is a play on the school’s motto, “A Revolution in Learning.”
From Nov. 13 to Nov. 20, money was collected during all lunches, as well as in the library, the student-run restaurant, the bakery, and Cosmetology; Fine Arts teacher Erin Bordeau’s students made a “Revolution for Relief” banner for the cafeteria; Ms. Jannine Baker and Ms. Lisa Camagna made pins with “Revolution for Relief” stickers that were printed by Design and Visual Communication (DVC) teacher Nick McGowan; and many of the Community Service teachers volunteered to collect money in the cafeteria.
Teachers were also encouraged to spread the word about this drive by communicating with family and friends they may have in the affected New York and New Jersey areas.
In addition, Mr. McGowan and DVC teacher Maria Galante required juniors in Graphic Communications and DVC to create “Revolution for Relief” posters. The winning poster was done by Silvia Paz of Watertown, however, all the students made a poster including: Scott Bergeron (Arlington), Andrew Flueckiger (Needham), Hunter Germaine (Sudbury), Sam Lyman (Needham), Elisabeth Weinberger (Acton), Jonathan Weintraub (Chestnut Hill), Mike Wiederkehr (Bolton), and Abigail Zuppe (Acton).
Minuteman’s Community Service Committee includes Maureen Archambault, Community Service Advisor; English teacher Kevin Sheerin, English teacher Danielle Tagg, Jannine Baker of the Entrepreneurship Program, Social Worker Sandy Robichaud, School Psychologist Frank Dalgin, Librarian Eileen Roddy, Fine Arts teacher Erin Bordeau, Guidance Counselor Lisa Camagna, English teacher Terri O’Brien, Special Education Chairperson Margaret Eickstedt, Guidance Counselor Dana Farrill and Social Studies teacher Brian Maiorino.
According to Ms. Archambault, money will continue to be collected, along with canned goods and clothing for those who continue to be affected by the devastating storm’s aftermath.
Please visit www.minuteman.org for more information about the school. There will be an Open House at Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington, on Jan. 30, 2013. Applications for Fall 2013 9th and 10th grade are now being accepted.