Choosing to Walkout in a Meaningful Manner: #Remember17
Middle School Teachers

A note from our Middle School Teachers:

Last week, some of the students in seventh and eighth grade brought up the possibility of participating in the National School Walkout taking place on March 14, 2018. It is to commemorate the seventeen victims of the high school students in Parkland, Florida. We have been discussing as a class how to do this in a meaningful manner.

We decided that at 9:55 a.m. on March 14, to walk across the street to the corner of NE 24th St and 156th Ave NE to the park and stand for 17 minutes. The students made a banner that says, "#REMEMBER 17" with the names of the deceased students.

Our students are taking this very seriously. This is the issue for their generation to solve, and they want their voices heard. We are hoping to empower them to speak up.

#Remember17 #NationalWalkoutDay #WeAreEton

Run, Jump, or Swish for Hurricane Relief
Dr. Sue Walker and Marjie Butler, Leadership Counsel Advisers

Eton's Leadership Council completed their fundraiser, collected all the checks and pledges, exchanged cash for a cashier's check, wrote a letter to One America Appeal, wrote a thank you note to the parents, and sent out $2,377.76 for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane relief.

As part of their fundraiser, Leadership Council volunteers created pledge sheets for three different activities: jump-roping, running relay laps, and shooting baskets. Students in grades fourth through eighth signed up to participate and asked family and friends to pledge a certain amount of money for completing one or more of these events. Leadership Council representatives monitored and counted each event, filling out the pledge sheets for each student, so participants could be sure of how much they should collect from their donors for their activities.

All participants enjoyed the process and the activities, and Leadership Council representatives reflected that it was much more fun working for the donations rather than simply asking people to donate funds for a cause.

Leadership Council Representatives pose with funds raised for hurricane relief.

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