|Students from Didsbury High School will be busy the second week of May as they will be out in the community doing work projects for the school's annual May Monarch program.|
Job bookings begin on April 24th, and the "working" campaign runs May 9 - 12 with the kick-off seeing students joining the community's cemetery committee cleaning headstones on May 9th.
Each year students do odd jobs around the community, earning money to go toward purchases the students identify at the school like extra costs for extracurricular activities that aren't covered in the school's budget and extra costs at each year's graduation ceremony.
60% of the funds raised by each student is directed back to the student's account with the intent of saving it for their grad year to offset the cost of Graduation.
The remaining 40% of earnings will be used for student activities that include such things as a BBQ for workers, funding for student spirit activities throughout the year, a scholarship fund, a contribution to Grade 9 Camp, and savings for “capital items” that the students decide will enhance the school environment.
Bottom line, if you have any odd jobs you want done, whether it's raking leaves, painting fences, pulling weeds, picking rocks, or cleaning windows, you name it, our kids should be your first choice.
Garth Dagg, the school's principal, said the program has been a long-standing tradition at the school and saves students from having to solicit money from businesses for projects that occur throughout the year.
All you have to do is call the Didsbury High School at 403-335-3356 and ask for a Grade Representative. You can have Grade 9s, 10s, 11s, or 12s come out. They will find you an able student to help!
Booking jobs began on April 24th, so call now and get some help!