Part of the mission statement of the Green Canyon Wolves is to forge connections with the community by serving and giving back.
Students, faculty and staff at Cache Valley’s newest high school are hoping to accomplish that goal by inviting family members and the entire community to a three hour bash at the school on Monday, April 29th, from 5 – 8 p.m.
Green Canyon Gives Back is a way “to say thank you to the community in a personal way,” said Tessa Kunz, English Literature teacher at Green Canyon High School.
Kunz got the idea for the event after visiting her brother in Colorado and learning about activities in his neighborhood.
“I just had that idea in my head and I came home and things progressed,” she said. “I thought we could do that here at Green Canyon.”
The purpose of the event, according to Kunz, is to help “build community, build one-on-one relationships and to say thank you.”
Students from various school clubs, organizations and sports teams will be on hand during the night manning more than 50 booths and interacting with younger children, parents and grandparents.
“Kids from the drama department will be walking around in character,” said Dave Swenson, Green Canyon Principal. “There will be performances on Center Stage every half hour from our band and orchestra. Even the secretarial staff will have a booth,” he said.
Kunz has been teaching for two decades and joined the faculty at Green Canyon when it opened its doors in 2017. There are currently about 1,325 students enrolled in the school.
“I truly feel our school is one of the most positive places I’ve worked in my 20 years of teaching,” said Kunz. “The students are excited. I can see the excitement on their faces, it’s been a lot of fun.”