FORTiTUDE

A Podcast By The Fort Zumwalt School District

BONUS EPISODE - West Middle Polar Plunge

Season 1, Bonus Episode

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West MIddle Takes the Plunge

Students and staff at Fort Zumwalt West Middle have created an atmosphere of student driven giving and community involvement. Their efforts have raised money and awareness for many causes, but this month the school will be the first ever to make their own Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

 

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RESOURCES and LINKS from this episode

West Middle School Principal Dan McQuerrey mentioned several student organizations that focus on community involvement, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council among them. You might be less familiar with Trend, which stands for “Turning Resources and Energy into New Directions.” Students in this group discuss and plan activities that focus on a drug-free lifestyle. Builders Club is affiliated with Kiwanis and provides opportunities for students to work together in service.

A few links to keep you connected:

Missouri Special Olympics Polar Plunge Page

R & R Pools, O’Fallon, who provided the pool for the West Middle Polar Plunge

Facebook pages for first responders supporting the event:

O’Fallon Fire Department

O’Fallon Police Department

St. Charles County Ambulance District

And check out the West Middle Charitable Giving Report, for an idea of what Fort Zumwalt students and their families contribute to their communities.