The Ewing Schools have a long history of giving back to the community, and for the 2019-20 school year, that tradition is encapsulated by the district theme: “Caring about our Community!”
Over on Lower Ferry Road, the staff and students of Fisher Middle School certainly do quite a bit of charitable and altruistic work that embody that theme.
“We know that the middle school years are a key time with regard to providing children with an appreciation of the importance of giving back,” Principal Dr. Maggy Hanna stated. “So our approach of Soaring Above and Beyond goes beyond the classroom to the community for our young Eagles.”
This past year, as part of the FMS Holiday Gift Drive, FMS Staff volunteered and provided gifts for nine local families in need, and the FMS SOAR Club ran a Fisher Family Food Drive that donated 400 cans to Mercer Street Friends Food Bank.
FMS teacher Mrs. Riehl's 8th Grade Students conducted a Hat Day/Jeans Day that yielded a $170 donation for the GI Go Fund that benefits New Jersey Veterans and the school Social Committee donated $25.00 gift cards to families in need during Thanksgiving.
Finally, the FMS Holiday Store was able to raise $1000.00 that was donated to the charity “One Simple Wish” and another $200 that was donated to the Ewing Township Animal Shelter.
“These are just a few of the many examples of FMS kids doing great things for their community,” Dr. Hanna added. “Our hope is that by the time our students finish their middle school years, they have a very real appreciation of the power and positivity of doing good things for others.”