Wheatley’s 9th Annual Day of Service and Learning takes place on 18 October. On this day, students and faculty join each other on a community service or service learning opportunity — upwards of three dozen activities spread across Long Island.
For the past several years, we have used the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks to “kick off” our Day of Service initiative. This serves to both acknowledge the horrors of 9/11/01 while turning this horrific day into one of service, love and giving. We held this assembly yesterday.
With all students assembled in the auditorium and Room 450, a brief statement was read tabout what happened on 9/11/01, the aftermath of the attacks and the importance of remembering what happened. We also showed a brief video that described the horrible day. The statement was followed by a moment of silence.
After this, the program was turned over to Mr. Schwalm and Mr. Craven, who are taking over the coordination of our annual Day of Service and Learning. They spoke about the importance of the day and discussed some of the activities to our students.
Students then broke into grade level meetings to discuss the Day of Service and plan grade-specific activities.