2017-12-02 / The Bullhorn

RCS Bulldogs Care Day set for Dec. 6

By Mackenzie Clayton
Bullhorn Report er


Pictured are RCS FFA club members at a previous Bulldogs Care Day activity, in which they visited EMS, NC Highway Patrol, Roxboro Police and Fire departments, and the Person County Sheriff’s Office to thank members for their service to the community. Pictured are RCS FFA club members at a previous Bulldogs Care Day activity, in which they visited EMS, NC Highway Patrol, Roxboro Police and Fire departments, and the Person County Sheriff’s Office to thank members for their service to the community. On Dec. 6, Roxboro Community School (RCS) students will be participating in the second Bulldogs Care Day of the 2017-2018 school year.

Bulldogs Care is two half-days every semester that are used to provide students the opportunity to volunteer and help the community.

Students around the school will be participating in activities both inside and outside the school next week. From reading books to elementary school students to making shoes for people in Uganda, students at RCS will take part in events that will affect people locally and widespread.

During the first community day of this school year, students engaged in different activities such as picking up trash around Main Street and traveling to the public library to help organize books.

This year, Kara Roberts, who teaches personal finance, academic success, and Spanish I, and Heather Lewis, who is the seventh grade math teacher, are in charge of the event.

“It is important that we teach our students to look around for opportunities to improve the world around us. I hope that students find the joy that comes from serving others,” said Roberts when asked what she hopes students will take away from these volunteer days.

In past years, Lewis’ class has done food drives for Backpack Pals of Person County.

“They had such a great time. It was wonderful to see them get so excited about helping others,” said Lewis, describing her students’ reactions to the event.

“These days are important because our school can give back to the community that gives so much to us,” said Roberts, adding that she hopes these days will continue in upcoming school years.

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