CIS makes donation to Humane Society through House System

Published 8:20 am Wednesday, November 1, 2023

By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

Clanton Intermediate School and its House System collected 818 items to donate to the Humane Society of Chilton County as part of one of its service projects. The House System acts “as a way of instilling positive character traits and a sense of belonging within our students.  We have a character focus of acts of service and showing integrity in our school, community and beyond,” CIS Principal Lisa Brown said in a press release.

CIS chose to do four service projects this school year across the six houses. The houses compete throughout the school year to earn service and character points, and the House with the most points at the end of the school year will be named House Champion and win a celebratory day in May.

The donation drive for the Humane Society was the first service project of the year for CIS. They kicked it off with an assembly on Oct. 6 by introducing the students to Moose, a Great Dane who benefitted from donations to the shelter from CIS in the past.

CIS collected items such as pet food, cleaning supplies and other items for just over a week. The house that brought in the most donations was Altruismo, House of Givers, which earned 100 extra points towards their yearly total.