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Giving Thanks


Walter Johnson High School welcomed nearly 150 senior citizens for a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 16. It was the first time since 2019 that the school held its annual Senior Citizens Luncheon. The event came complete with a traditional turkey dinner and all the trimmings, served by students. The guests were from senior centers and senior living facilities in the area.


As in past years, the event was planned and organized by the school’s Key Club, with help from the leadership class and the Student Advisory Board, who helped invite the guests and decorate the school cafeteria for the event, according to Katharina Matro, sponsor of the Key Club.


The school’s jazz ensemble played during the event and three choral groups—Madrigals, advanced choir and show choir—performed. After lunch, the seniors enjoyed sharing stories and dancing.

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Wood Acres Community Gathers Clothing, Food, Gift Cards for Donations

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This Thanksgiving season, Wood Acres Elementary School students and community have collected clothing, non-perishable food items and grocery store gift cards to donate to local families, as well as to Bread for the City, a nonprofit organization that works to reduce poverty in Washington, D.C.

Flower Valley Collects Food Donations for Manna, Tree House

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Flower Valley Elementary School held a schoolwide harvest parade. Students dressed up to show their school spirit and each class decorated a float (lunch cart). Visitors came to see the parade and dropped non-perishables into the students’ carts.

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The Peacemakers, a student mediator program, gathered and organized the food donations, which will be distributed to Manna Food and to the Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County.