From Jen Genovese, Art Teacher and Dan Portelance, Culinary Arts Teacher
Our students did an outstanding job representing our school at the Waterfront food festival in Plymouth, this past weekend (Nov. 18), and had a ton of fun as the same time. Carver took home four awards; People’s and Judge’s Choice for Best Party Food and People’s and Judge’s Choice for Best Booth Design.
Congratulations to Carver Middle School student Corin Clougherty & her fellow Girl Scout, Alexis Heidt of Troop 85305 for earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award for their Operation Vegetation Education – “OVE” – Project!!!
Their “OVE” mission was to educate younger Girl Scouts as well as their communities about the importance of eating & snacking healthy, the ease of growing your own garden while growing their own garden at the Crystal Lake Community Garden in Carver, the simplicity of making healthy snacks, and the importance of donating healthy foods & snacks to local food pantry by hosting a food drive for the Shane Gives Thanks Food Pantry at Carver Shaw’s.
Alexis & Corin presented at the Carver Elementary Schools Health & Wellness Fair and the Carver Farmers Market, and planned & led a workshop for their Sister Brownie Girl Scouts, Both students worked on their project for over 50 hours despite it only having a 20 hour requirement by Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts.
On Saturday October 28, six CMHS Juniors participated in a landscaping project at Cranberry Village in Carver as part of their community service requirement. The students helped to plant over 200 bulbs and were treated to lunch by the appreciative and kind residents.
Accompanied by history department chair, Brian Lamoureux, the students, pictured left to right include: Rose Harris, Corinne Maynard, Alex Baston, Taylor Barkowsky, Ivy Harris, and Jade LaBrecque (not pictured)
Over the past several years, CMHS students have volunteered at a number of cleanups and fundraisers organized by Helping Hands—a group servicing the residents of Cranberry Village. Students will have opportunities to serve again at Cranberry Village during a spring cleanup and a summer fundraiser.
Kudos to Jade LeBrecque, Stephanie Flores & Kaylin DiAntonio-Smith who helped out at the South Meadow Village Holly Fair on Saturday, October 21, 2017. These students helped out as greeters and helpers for Santa – who gave them a great recommendation!
From Mr. Wechter, Environmental Club Advisor:
This past Saturday [October 14], the Environmental Club sponsored a Plymouth Beach cleanup. It was special to see students from grades 6-12, parents and Carver Alumni work together for a wonderful cause. In 2 hours, we collected and recorded 55 lbs of trash. 55 lbs doesn’t sound like a lot, but when it’s mostly wrappers, fishing line, and aluminum cans, it’s impressive.
Special thanks to Mr. Mallon and his National Honor Society Members!
From Mr. Tresca, History Teacher:
I would like to share a great citizen moment that I had the pleasure to participate in this past Saturday [September 24] spending 10 hours with 3 exceptional Juniors from CMHS assisting an organization known as Project Citizens.
Clare Manning, Hailee Oriola and Torri Dibble traveled with me to Boston to volunteer and assist 450+ legal immigrants from across the state begin their process to become Naturalized U.S. citizens. The majority of these immigrants come from the Caribbean countries but they are from all over the world.
The majority of these immigrants come from the Caribbean countries but they are from all over the world. The four of us along with over a hundred other volunteers helped immigrants…
- with their 20 page application
- get 75% of registrants their $725 fees waived
- began registration with walk-ins
- assisted with childcare for parents
We also had the privilege to meet and speak to Mayor Marty Walsh which Clare, Torri and Hailee each loved talking to and who was very friendly and appreciative.
This is my second time taking a small group of Carver students to Citizenship Day. Every student was a model citizen who acted both helpful and mature beyond their years, representing Carver proudly.
Kudos to Carver Students and Mr. Lamoureux, History Department Chair who participated in a book discussion with other high school students from Wareham, Bourne, teachers and local Veterans groups on Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien’s book, “The Things They Carried,” at the Wareham Middle School Library during the Travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall’s visit to Wareham (Aug. 17-21).
Brenna Lagerquist Holly Lauzon