The Montgomery Plan invites students, parents and faculty/staff involvement in the following events:
- This year's Danna Drive benefits SouthSide Early Childhood Center, which provides low-income children with a safe, nurturing and educational environment while their parents are at work. Eight out of 10 of the children served live in poverty; one in four has a developmental delay or disability; and half come from homes where English is not the primary language. Children and families receive high-quality early childhood education, early intervention services on site and comprehensive family support. The Danna Drive will include opportunities to donate supplies on SouthSide's wish list, an all-day bake sale on Friday, January 22, concession sales during the Summer Opportunities Fair on Saturday, January 30 and a competitive coin drive. Collections will take place through Friday, February 19. Montgomery Plan volunteers will conclude the drive with a shopping spree, donation delivery and work day at SouthSide on Saturday, February 20. For more information, contact Ned Wood (Modern Languages) or Rachael Barnes (Math).
- All are invited to the Empty Bowls soup supper from 5:30 to 7 pm, Friday, February 26, in the dining room. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise both money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Attendees select a ceramic bowl handmade by JBS art students and use that bowl to eat a simple meal of soup or chili and bread. Larger bowls will also be available for silent auction purchase. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the bookstore ($10) or at the door the evening of the event ($12 cash or store card). If you would like to volunteer to donate soup or chili in a crockpot or to help with the event in any other way, please contact Jill Donovan (English).
- This year's spring break service trip will take student volunteers in grades 9 through 12 to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where they will be involved in a variety of service tasks, hear from speakers from local service agencies and enjoy local attractions, hiking and the natural beauty of the nearby mountains and national forests. The trip departs on Sunday, March 20, and returns on Thursday, March 24. Cost will be minimal. Interested families should contact Rachael Barnes for more information and to reserve a spot on the trip, which can accommodate up to 30 students.