WBEC Feels the Community Love
As in years past, WBEC has been fortunate to have the support of groups in our community during the holiday season. To start with, two high schools, Forest Hills and Porter Ridge, have stepped up and “adopted” our students. On December 6th, students from FHHS came to spread the holiday cheer. The FHHS students were members of the Student Council, National Honor Society, BETA, DECA, Drama, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, FTA, HOSA, Prism, ROTC , and the Track Team who brought gifts of clothes and toys and spent hours interacting with about half of our students. The cafeteria staff and administrative team sponsored students as well. The smiles and laughter that were witnessed was truly heart-warming.
On December 9th, members of the PRHS Interact Club visited the other half of our students. Like FHHS students, they came bearing gifts and fun. Our students enjoyed time in the auditorium doing activities led by the high school students. Everyone then returned to the classrooms where the gifts awaited them. It was hard for our youngsters to contain their excitement. The high school students seemed to really enjoy playing like they did when they were of preschool age with their new friends.
The staff at WBEC was very impressed with the maturity and giving spirit exhibited by these young men and women. Times like these allow us to glimpse the true nature of this new generation. We could not tell who got more out of the experience, the younger or older students.
Not to be outdone, adult members of the community in the form of the Women of the Moose Chapter 2402 came to our campus on Thursday, December 8th. At about noon, all of the students gathered in the cafeteria for a holiday party. Santa even made a guest appearance to join in the fun. Students ate snacks and picked up books to take home. In addition, while the students were celebrating in the cafeteria, bags of presents were delivered to the classrooms. Teachers were instructed to send the presents home for parents to put under the tree rather than opening them at school. Even the staff got a little treat. This incredible group has already started fundraising in preparation for next year!
At Walter Bickett Education Center, we feel so fortunate to have the support of the community. We understand how much time effort and money each member of these groups put in to bring the magic of the season to our school family. These students are so deserving of the love and attention that has been so generously provided. These special acts are what makes the holidays season such a special time of year.