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Whitko community will pull together for service project day

From reports

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Whitko Wildcats will come out full ROAR to work together within their local communities to clean up their schools and some of the community to which they belong.

Thursday the announcement that Whitko would host the "Whitko Service Project" was first announced on their Instagram newsfeed, quickly followed by announcements on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

"We've wanted to do a service project day for our schools since last spring and now the timing is right!" said Superintendent Brandon Penrod. Penrod and school administrators have been actively planning the details behind the scenes.

Some of the activities students and staff will engage in include: sanitizing handrails, painting, picking up garbage, and even passing out cookies and lemonade to other volunteers. Whitko is also reaching out to local community members who wish to join them for the event.

School administrators are asking community members who would like to volunteer to first register at whitko.org/volunteer to have their background check completed as soon as possible. Because of the anticipated amount of community members expected to join in the celebration, turn-around times vary for background checks and the school has requested all background checks be completed by no later than September 13th. Background checks, according to the school website, are an important tool used to assist with student safety.

Throughout the day, the students and staff will be encouraged to use the hashtag #WeBelieveInWhitko to document their different activities across social media. The school will also have live coverage from their various locations to show the work as it progresses.

To learn more details regarding specifics of the day, volunteers are encouraged to connect with the school located closest to their community.

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