GMHS Wins Award for Autism Awareness

Posted on April 22, 2015, in Lancer Life

Autism Awareness

Congratulations to General McLane High School’s Club Connections for winning “MOST FUNDS RAISED for SCHOOL Team” by the Autism Society – NWPA. Through a series of events, the Club raised more than $1,000 (with the help of McKean Elementary and GMHS Student Council).

The students will be awarded with a plaque at this weekend’s 14th Annual Walk for Autism. Hosted by the NWPA Autism Society, the walk is held at Presque Isle State Park’s Rotary Pavilion on Saturday, April 25th.

Throughout the month, General McLane High School had a series of events. During this month’s Study Session, GMHS Autistic Support teacher Nicole McFadden spoke to the School Board about Club Connections and other happenings in the AS classes. The High School hosted a “Light it Up Blue Day”, where all the faculty and students wore blue to support Autism Awareness. The front school lobby was decorated with blue lights and puzzle pieces which had facts about autism on them. High school students visited McKean Elementary’s Health classes to speak to the elementary students about autism and how they can be a friend to someone with autism. The GMHS Autistic Support students had a bake sale, and the high school also hosted a “Hat Day” for faculty and students.

McKean Elementary also helped. Throughout the month of April, McKean Elementary participated in a coin drive. The class from each grade that raises the most money gets to “Pie the Principal” on Friday.

Congratulations to all involved!