Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let them haters, hate.

This afternoon I went shopping for the 25 families our school is providing food for. These families will get 2 gallons of milk, a small ham, and a dozen eggs in addition to the 200 food items we are donating. We ended up collecting 6,100 items for these families, a feat which should get us front page coverage. But, alas, we are not on the front page of any newspapers in the area. But, my guess is that if we had been part of a brawl with 20 arrests, everyone would cover us (NBC, Journal Inquirer, Hartford Courant, Boston Herald--out of state--,); you get the picture. But when one of the poorest districts in the tsate collects 6,100 food items for the needy families in town, does anyone notice? Nope.

Well, I say feel free to talk all you want about our test scores (which need to come up), but in the end, I'd like to know which suburb district in the richest state in the union, competes with our our food drive.


At 8:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you send a picture with caption or small paragraph description the Chronicle may cover it.
They do not have enough to send out but accept submissions.
May help the situation.
Not sure how wps handles publicity - if they have a central person or rules about kids pics and identified minors. Perhaps you have a release for that at the beginning of the year. (I know at elem level we had some families in protection or away for abuse that did not want pics or names in print.

At 12:53 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Braemar- from Tuesday's Chronicle-you have Threads.

"Threads to Windham High School students for showing the Willimantic community how much they care through a massive food drive — an annual tradition at the high school — that netted an estimate 6,000 items for needy families and the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. In the end, 200 boxes of food were distrib­uted to 25 local families, in addition to helping to stock the soup kitchen’s shelves. High schools frequently get bad publicity. We’re happy to give a thumbs up to Windham High for its holiday food drive. Their kudos are well deserved."

At 3:47 AM , Blogger Mr. McNamar said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing those kudos.


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