VH1 Save The Music Visits District 6

Students packed 46,008 meals that will feed 125 kids for a year. /Photo: Courtesy ZSD6Students packed 46,008 meals that will feed 125 kids for a year. /Photo: Courtesy ZSD6

By Zion 6

Zion, IL. – Lakeview, Beulah Park Elementary, and Elmwood Elementary were visited this week by Chiho Feindler, the Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. She spent time with students during classes and lessons to see how District 6’s music programs have been doing since receiving the VH1 Save The Music grant. This visit gave students the chance to show off what they have been working on and to express the immense gratitude they all have for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation.

Warm Donation
Zion Elementary School District 6 has received a generous donation of 150 coats from the Rotary Club of Illinois Beach Sunrise/Operation Warm. The rotary has worked with Operation Warm to help provide new coats to children in the Zion, Beach Park, and Winthrop Harbor school districts. Operation Warm manufactures these coats with the strictest standards to ensure that kids love the way they look and feel, while keeping them warm and protected throughout the year. District 6 is always looking for ways to further aide in the care and protection of their students. With the harsh weather ahead, the coats provided to District 6 students will help keep them protected as each coat is made with a fleece lining and water repellent exterior. District 6 extends the heartiest thank you to the Rotary Club of Illinois Beach Sunrise and Operation Warm for all they have done from their students.

Volunteer for Feed
Zion Central Middle School’s (ZCMS) National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) went on a service field trip to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville on Wednesday, November 28. 21 members and 4 sponsors attended the service project. Along with volunteers from other organizations, our students packed 46,008 meals that will feed 125 kids for a year in an impoverished country. The students had a great time contributing to a great cause and learned the value of helping others.
“It was fun. We were there to help children who couldn’t afford to eat. There was also a competition going on between the groups to see who could pack more food. We were having so much fun, we didn’t feel the time go by until it was time to leave,” said Aaron Barrios, 8th Grader at ZCMS.