Weber Families IMPACT Their Community

Weber Families Take Time Out to IMPACT Their Community
Posted on 02/20/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Weber Families Take Time Out to IMPACT Their CommunityIn a time when families can be stretched thin with daily responsibilities, homework and extracurricular activities, the families of Weber Elementary still found time to let their community know they care.

At the 2018 Super Bowl of Service on February 1, community service even spanned the generations. Hundreds of students, their parents, siblings and grandparents came out to Weber Elementary to take part in an eclectic variety of volunteer and outreach opportunities. Students rotated through creation stations where they could make thank you cards for veterans, candy grams for hospital patients and letters to residents in local nursing homes.
“I hope the sun shines through their window each morning like it does through mine,” said Haneen Zaid, a fifth grader at Weber. Zaid was explaining why she drew a picture of a bright window and flowers for the lucky senior citizen who would be on the receiving end of her card.

Around every corner, there were opportunities to donate food to the local food pantry, make a treat for a furry friend in an animal shelter, or learn about fire and home safety from the League City Fire and Police Departments.

Weber Principal, Cheryl Chaney, shared that a “Super” night like this takes a village of volunteers. “We have an incredible team here at Weber,” she said. “They really ran with this concept. And we certainly couldn’t have done any of this without these amazing community organizations by our side,” said Chaney.

Weber Counselor, Vanessa Diggs, explained the instructional preparation that led up to the big night of the “Super Bowl” and how understanding was connected to the service. “In their classes throughout the week, the students learned about the various activities and organizations they would be supporting on February 1,” said Diggs. This way the activities and the students’ actions carried a deeper meaning and understanding of the needs of the community, she said.

be about itThere were also some familiar faces in the hallways. Weber Elementary alumni Brittney Hryhorchuk and Morgan Summers, now students at Clear Brook High School, were setting the example for the young Weber All Stars through their “Be About It” booth. The pair, who are also members of the Peer Assistance and Leadership (PAL) program at Clear Brook, were selling bracelets of their own design and creation to help fund a mission trip to Kenya later this year. “Through 'Be About It', we hope to encourage others to put action behind their words,” said Hryhorchuk. Whatever your passion, turn it into a purpose and take intentional steps to make a difference, she said.

Click here for the Super Bowl of Service photo gallery.

Weber Elementary Super Bowl of Service is a CCISD IMPACT event. The students and staff of the Clear Creek Independent School District have made a pact to positively affect the community and world around them in ways large and small. CCISD IMPACT is this philosophy and core values in action.
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