Wheatley’s 11th Annual Day of Service and Learning takes place on 23 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. These activities are being organized through the work of our Day of Service and Learning Coordinators, Mr. Schwalm and Mr. Craven, and out PTO.
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 early this morning.
With all students assembled in the auditorium and Room 450, a brief statement was read about what happened on 9/11/01, the aftermath of the attacks and the importance of remembering what happened.
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.