The Redmond Proficiency Academy student leadership team is sponsoring a week of service for its high school students Monday through Friday, Sept. 25-29. This is the third year that RPA high school students will participate in Service Week, and the students are incredibly excited to take part in this growing tradition at RPA.
The RPA service week arose out of a desire to shift the school’s focus towards our community during the week leading up to our First Bash Dance.
“One of the 7 Habits of a Highly Effective RPA Student that we teach to our students throughout the year is gratitude,” said Brett Andry, the high school leadership teacher at RPA. “Service Week gives our students the opportunity to express the gratitude that they have to everybody that supports what we do here at RPA, while also learning that life is bigger than any one person and that we must work together to make our communities, our country, and our world a better place for everybody.”
Andry’s leadership class has designed daily activities for all students as a way for the school to reach out to the Central Oregon community and communities in need. “Service week is a wonderful opportunity for students to show their appreciation and support to the place they call home,” said, Andry. “This event hopes to unite the student body around service.”
This year’s lunch hour events include:
Monday: A Coin and Money Drive for Hurricane Harvey relief victims and a Skype interview with a survivor of the hurricane.
Tuesday: Stuffing bags with critical supplies to ship to Texas to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
Wednesday: Sign making for our local firefighters who are continuing to battle massive wildfires in Central Oregon and making signs for the construction crew that has made the RPA buildings an incredible place to be!
Thursday: Clothing drive for the Bethlehem Inn, a local non-profit organization that provides warm clothes and food to families and individuals during the winter months.
Friday: Lunch celebration with our construction crew and presentation of cards from RPA students.
About Redmond Proficiency Academy
The Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) is a public charter school operating in the Redmond School District. In its ninth year of operation, RPA serves nearly 900 students in grades 6-12. Students come to RPA from throughout Central Oregon. Using a proficiency-based instructional model in a personalized school environment, RPA strives to prepare all students for success in college and life.