BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek City Schools has completed a service learning project that collected more than 12,000 books for Livingston Parish Schools, a district devastated by recent flooding, in Livingston, Lo. With the assistance of students, the donated books will be loaded for shipping Nov. 21 at Main Elementary School and Ankeney Middle School.
Books were accepted at locations throughout the district and through Beavercreek community partners including: Beavercreek City Council, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, Northrop Grumman, Lions Club, Kirkmont Presbyterian Church, Beavercreek Christian Church, and Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene.
“The support and cooperation from our community has been incredible,” said Beavercreek City Schools Superintendent Paul Otten. “We believe in making a difference to those in need.”
This year’s service learning project is part of a yearly effort, known as character education, that teaches students a core set of ethical values: caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. The district believes these values are essential to student growth and achievement. Examples of past service learning projects include food pantry drives, fund raising for animal well-being organizations, and fund raising to send military veterans to Washington, D.C.
Story courtesy of Beavercreek City Schools.