Give Rather Than Get
Students at Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School truly know the meaning of Christmas.
Instead of a gift exchange, students spear-headed donation drives. For the third year in a row, students donated money and products to local charities. Each class was asked to choose a charity and bring in items. The donations were put in the hall next to the students’ “Giving Tree” for all to remember in their hearts why they were doing this activity.
Preschool (teacher Jodi Jones, aide Gwen Rapp) – Tucker County Animal Shelter
Kindergarten (teacher Edie McDowell, aide Linda Nelson) – Tucker County Food Pantry
First grade (teacher Lisa Anderson) – Tucker County Humane Society
Second grade (teacher Tammy Hebb) – Tucker County Animal Shelter
Third grade (teacher Kathy King) – Tucker County Animal Shelter
Fourth grade (teacher Valerie Eye) – St. Jude’s
Fourth grade (teacher Alicia Lambert) – Children’s hospital
Fifth grade (teacher Elspeth DeLeurere) – Tucker County Animal Shelter
Sixth grade (teacher Alison Rapp) – Tucker County Animal Shelter
Eighth grade (teacher Steve Hull) – Tucker County Food Pantry
Girls on the Run – Clothing drive
Submitted by: Elspeth DeLeurere