the 2014-2015 school year, Van Wyck Junior High School’s Student
Government, with the help of the Drama Club, has worked to raise money
for a local non-profit organization, Julie’s Jungle. Student Government
raised money by holding movie nights, free-throw contests and school
dances. Proceeds went to Julie’s Jungle and Van Wyck students happily
bought the tickets, knowing their money was going to an amazing cause.
The drama club held a silent auction to raise money for Julie’s Jungle.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Janet McHugh, Steve Caswell and Bill Green
arrived at Van Wyck to accept the check. After presenting them with the
donation, student government members commented on how they were proud
to have helped, especially after hearing Janet speak so passionately
about the organization. As the Wappingers Central School District’s
mission states, our goal is to empower all of our students with the
competencies and confidence to challenge themselves, to pursue their
passions, and to realize their potential while growing as responsible
members of their community.