More than 4,000 AUHSD Students Prepare for the Second Annual Servathon

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MEDIA ADVISORY

More than 4,000 AUHSD Students Prepare for the Second Annual Servathon on January 18 Honoring MLK National Day of Service

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, January 12, 2016—More than 4,000 Anaheim Union students are poised to participate in the second annual AUHSD Servathon on Monday, January 18, 2016, coinciding with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday and National Day of Service.

The Servathon is a fundraiser similar to a jogathon, but instead of getting sponsors for laps, participants get sponsors for hours of community service. Students will be raising money while accomplishing more than 130 different service projects.

The projects, which range from the traditional, such as campus or beach cleanups, to the less customary, such as helping senior citizens with technology needs, are designed to give students experiences that will better connect them with neighborhoods, businesses, the elderly, and younger students.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of our students for using their education to serve the community,” said Superintendent Michael B. Matsuda, who proposed the idea of a District-wide Servathon, and is gratified by how enthusiastically students have embraced the concept.

The Servathon’s goal is to create a funding source for scholarships administered through the AUHSD Foundation, and to continue funding student-administered learning grants through the AUHSD Student Service Foundation.

WHO: AUHSD students from all of the District’s junior high and high school campuses

WHAT: During the Servathon, students will be raising money while accomplishing more than 130 different community service projects

WHERE: Meet at 8:15 am at the District Office, 501 N. Crescent Way, Anaheim, to join tour of several campuses’ projects, returning at
about 2 (tour itinerary included)

CONTACT:

Pat Karlak 714-493-3207 karlak_p@auhsd.us

VIP Tour
AUHSD Servathon Monday, January 18, 2016

8:45 am – Savanna High School, 301 N. Gilbert St., Anaheim 92804 Making recycling bins out of recycled material; other campus projects, including overhaul of parent center, etc.

9:45 am – South Junior High School will be participating in “#thisismystory” an oral history project at 2320 E South St, Anaheim, CA 92806. Also, community partners will be sprucing up the campus garden

10:30 am – Ball JHS choir and band students will be performing simultaneously at Acaciawood Village Senior Apartment Homes, 1415 W. Ball Road, Anaheim, and next door at Walnut Village, 891 S Walnut St, Anaheim, CA 92802

11:30 am – Brookhurst JHS, 601 N. Brookhurst St., where students will be teaching senior citizens how to use Apps, and other fun and meaningful campus activities.

(Lunch)

1:00 pm Western High School and Kennedy High School, Twila Reid Park beautification at 3100 W Orange Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804

Click here to view PDF with projects

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