The Ewing Schools have a long tradition of doing positive things for the community, and the staff and students at Ewing High School have always been an integral part of the projects that illustrate the district theme of “Caring about our Community.”
From the many clubs and activities that are focused on doing charitable, altruistic tasks, to the student groups focused on health and environmental issues, to the student-athletes helping out at Special Olympics or other events, the Blue Devil community has long had a legacy of helping make Ewing a great place to live.
For example, this past year Ewing High School’s Class of 2021 hosted a Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. The event was open to all and included a full breakfast, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, craft stations, face painting, music, and more. The event was a great success and all families, volunteers, and staff had a wonderful time.
The EHS Drama club also hosted a Deck the Halls event simultaneously where guests and their families were led on guided Polar Express tours throughout the building where they visited with the Grinch, tree-decorating and toy-making elves, and got to write letters to Santa and participate in making cookies.
Also during the holidays, the Class of 2019 and the National Honor Society gave a special Ewing family a basket of food, a $200 gift certificate, a $100 Pennington Market gift card, a $25 McDonalds gift card and a Philadelphia Eagles jersey. Two other gift baskets were presented to families filled with a turkey and all the fixings including dessert.
Ewing High School’s Key Club has been volunteering at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen on a monthly basis along with the EHS Rotary Interact Club. The organization also sends a group of volunteers to tutor younger students from the district at the Ewing Library every Tuesday night. Students helped out with Parkway’s Back to School Night, Halloween Trunk or Treat, and their Winter Wonderland celebration in December.
Rotary students volunteer once a month at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. The club members organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive for Homefront. Students sold candy grams during the holiday season to raise money for the upcoming POAC Autism Walk team. In addition, students rang the bell outside of Shop Rite one Saturday in December to help raise money for the Salvation Army and volunteered at the West Trenton Garden Club's pancake breakfast held at Applebee's. Finally, EHS Peer Leaders traveled to Morris Hall, Homefront, and Lore this semester and spent a class making cards for the residents of Morris Hall.
“We are very proud of our staff and students at Ewing High School,” Principal Ed Chmiel stated. “They truly do want to give back and do good things for the people of Ewing Township. We hope this carries over to our student’s adult life as citizens.”