For the clubs at Shawano Community High School, Christmas is a time when they can take some time off and just focus on having fun with each other, while revolving their projects around what their group is about.
The Spanish club had a Christmas fiesta on December 14 during resource period in Mrs. Lightner’s room. Students decorated cookies, made Christmas ornaments, and ate plenty of snacks that were provided. Spanish club rang bells for the Salvation Army on December 15 from 3-5 at Charlie’s County Market.
Another group by the name of SADD also known as Students Against Drinking and Driving, held a food drive for donations to go to a local pantry from Monday, December 18 to Friday, December 22. The club asked anyone who is willing to donate, to drop the non-perishable food items in the labeled boxes located in the pods, the main office, or the library any day during the week before Christmas break.
Science Society is a group that deals with anything about science and scientific problem solving.
This year Science society is ringing bells.
Many groups at Shawano Community High School do bell ringing as it is an easy way to raise a lot of money for the Salvation Army.
Math club decorated the math pod, as they do every year. They like to make the place where they do all their planning a fun and entertaining place for everyone.
The National FFA Organization decorated the commons area at the high school. They also had a meeting on December 12. They gathered right after school in Ms. Goers room to make tie blankets, decorate some cookies, as well as have a white elephant gift exchange.
“Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It is a time where everyone can get together and see the real reason for Christmas,” says Faith Schenk.
The meeting then started at 5, and new information and opportunities were announced for the upcoming months. On December 16 they also rang bells for the Salvation Army.
Christmas is a hard time of the year for many people as they are tight on money, and they are missing family members that can not be there with them. So, Christmas is also a time for giving. There are many people here in our community and in our schools that could use many items.
So all the clubs come together to make this time of the year a little easier for the people in our community and schools.