Posted on 10/05/2017
Fox High students sort collected donations from their hurricane drive.

{October 5, 2017} ARNOLD, MO – In Ms. Boyd’s Contemporary Issues class at Fox High School, she encourages her students to examine real world problems and asks “what would you do to solve them.” When it came to the devastation in Houston as a result of Hurricane Harvey, her students had an answer.

Over the course of several weeks and a football game, students throughout the district collected enough donations to fill a 48-foot tractor trailer with supplies for students of the Houston Independent School District. What started as the idea of one class quickly became a district-wide effort to stand with Houston.

“I’m incredibly proud of my students,” Boyd said. “This effort was entirely theirs and they owned it.” Among the donations was over $2,000 in cash raised by Fox and Seckman High Schools. Other donations included food, water, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, baby items, and 180 pairs of brand new shoes to help replace those students had lost.

“Time and again, our community shows that it comes together in the face of adversity,” said Superintendent Jim Wipke. “Whether it’s flooding happening in our own backyard, or natural disasters hitting our neighbors, our students and community demonstrate love, service, and care when others need it most.”

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The Fox C-6 School District is an award winning National District of Character serving 11,500 students in Jefferson County, Missouri.