2017-12-16 / The Bullhorn

Bulldogs Care Day held at RCS


For the second Bulldogs Care Day of the 2017-2018 school year, Tim Ess and his sixth grade class went into the community to pick up trash. The students had fun helping the community; they laughed and made a competition to see which student could get the most trash. Pictured are sixth grade students Ellis Coleman, Nate Stoval, and Alison O’Briant smiling and talking as they venture out to find more trash to throw away. Ess also made this care day into a learning experience for his students. In addition to picking up trash, they picked up items to recycle. Ess showed the students materials that will and will not decompose. 
Ariel Evans For the second Bulldogs Care Day of the 2017-2018 school year, Tim Ess and his sixth grade class went into the community to pick up trash. The students had fun helping the community; they laughed and made a competition to see which student could get the most trash. Pictured are sixth grade students Ellis Coleman, Nate Stoval, and Alison O’Briant smiling and talking as they venture out to find more trash to throw away. Ess also made this care day into a learning experience for his students. In addition to picking up trash, they picked up items to recycle. Ess showed the students materials that will and will not decompose. Ariel Evans Four times a year, Roxboro Community School

(RCS) dedicates three hours a day to volunteering and community service. This day is called Bulldogs Care Day; also referred to as Community Day. On this day, staff, teachers, and students help out the school, community, and those far away. Hours spent working on projects during Community Day go towards students’ required volunteer hours for graduation. Every Bulldogs Care Day is full of compassion, laughter, and a sense of fulfillment in giving back.



Freshmen Chloe Long and Megan Meachum ­— “Glass Cleaners” — helping Roxboro Community School (RCS) by cleaning the new gym area. Students from the second period physical education and weight lifting classes were able to help. The students were given names such as “Dust Busters,” “Glass Cleaners,” “Gym Rats,” and the “Locker Room Crew.” Healthful living teacher and athletic director Melinda Goodson said, “I think it’s a beautiful thing when we get our students to think service-orientated.” 
Ariel Evans Freshmen Chloe Long and Megan Meachum ­— “Glass Cleaners” — helping Roxboro Community School (RCS) by cleaning the new gym area. Students from the second period physical education and weight lifting classes were able to help. The students were given names such as “Dust Busters,” “Glass Cleaners,” “Gym Rats,” and the “Locker Room Crew.” Healthful living teacher and athletic director Melinda Goodson said, “I think it’s a beautiful thing when we get our students to think service-orientated.” Ariel Evans

Sixth grade English language arts teacher Christa Jones and her second period class brought in food and snacks, and made cards for American soldiers for the recent community day at RCS. Many of the students who participated have brothers, sisters, and parents who are currently in the military, and Jones felt that it would be a nice gesture to send them cards. “It was really fun, we got really creative with it. Overall, it was a cool experience to take part in,” said sixth grader Duncan Hardy. 
Camdyn Fickes Sixth grade English language arts teacher Christa Jones and her second period class brought in food and snacks, and made cards for American soldiers for the recent community day at RCS. Many of the students who participated have brothers, sisters, and parents who are currently in the military, and Jones felt that it would be a nice gesture to send them cards. “It was really fun, we got really creative with it. Overall, it was a cool experience to take part in,” said sixth grader Duncan Hardy. Camdyn Fickes

Students in eighth grade at RCS made homemade Christmas cards during Bulldogs Care Day on Dec. 6 to send to kids at Duke Children’s Hospital. Annette Slaughter, AIG coordinator and beginning teacher, observed the event. When asked what she hopes students will take away from this volunteer activity, Slaughter said, “I hope by making cards, students will take a moment to think about those children who will spend their Christmas in a hospital rather than being at home.” 
Mackenzie Clayt on Students in eighth grade at RCS made homemade Christmas cards during Bulldogs Care Day on Dec. 6 to send to kids at Duke Children’s Hospital. Annette Slaughter, AIG coordinator and beginning teacher, observed the event. When asked what she hopes students will take away from this volunteer activity, Slaughter said, “I hope by making cards, students will take a moment to think about those children who will spend their Christmas in a hospital rather than being at home.” Mackenzie Clayt on

RCS seniors (from left) Emiley Foreman and Camryn Black talk to a student at Stories Creek Elementary School during the Dec. 6 Bulldogs Care Day. 
Sara Coat es RCS seniors (from left) Emiley Foreman and Camryn Black talk to a student at Stories Creek Elementary School during the Dec. 6 Bulldogs Care Day. Sara Coat es

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