Community Involvement & Impact
MTMS student are involved in a significant amount of community service "developing men and women for others".
Crab Apple Jelly
Year three of our Crabapple Jelly campaign came with the realization that apples were in short supply. Our source from a year ago was unable to deliver due to a caterpillar infestation. Mr. Rieder’s apple tree and a concentrated effort by the Grade 8’s kept us on track though, and we were able to raise just over $1200. This year’s recipient was familiar to MTMS as the Come “N” Learn Regina Aboriginal Head Start preschool students have been our reading buddies for several years. The money was a welcome addition to a budget that was stretched thin due to a spring flood in the “Head Start” building. Thanks to long time jelly campaign supporters Workers Compensation Board and MLT for boosting our sales this year.
12 Days of Giving
The month of December, the Grade 7 students engaged a Me to We project they called The “12 Days of Giving.” Leading up to the month of December, the students researched and recognized different organizations and community groups that they believed deserved some extra love during the holiday season. The students then designed twelve different acts of kindness that they would engage in to spread their love. For twelve consecutive school days they completed one act of kindness. Some of the various acts of kindness were: planning, cooking and surprising the staff at MTMS with a special grilled cheese themed lunch; creating holiday crafts and reading with their Kinder buddies from St. Michael’s Community School and pre-school buddies from Come N’ Learn Aboriginal Head Start; spending time volunteering with the elderly at Eden Care Home Center; and delivering sweet treats to special organizations that have impacted their lives such as RMF football league and the North Central Family Center… just to name a few! The students of the Wonder Gallery were so enthused to give back to others, we are so grateful for all of the amazing groups of people we had the pleasure of celebrating!
MTMS students give back by doing a reading buddies program with the pre-school students from Come N’ Learn Aboriginal Head Start. This creates a nice little wrap around idea because many of our students themselves attended Come N’ Learn Regina Aboriginal Head Start, and so it is a wonderful piece to have them giving back to an organization that gave to them! We have been engaged in these reading buddies for the last four years. (Three years ago, it was our choice of where we donated to from the Me To We: Gingerbread Decorating Contest!