William Paca Middle School recently held their second annual Community Pride Night as a way to showcase the great programs and projects students are participating in and to provide a free fun evening for the school community. More than 400 people attended and were treated to musical performances by the school’s jazz band, jazz choir and select strings, as well as a science presentation, a judo demonstration, arts and crafts activities, interactive events focused on math ELA, art and science, and more. Attendees also had an opportunity to see the work of students on the Paca Community Garden, in which they have been successful in growing a variety of vegetables. There were also sightings of Billy Floyd, the district’s mascot as well as community resource tables from more than 35 local community organizations.
“Community Pride Night began last year as a way to incorporate William Floyd history into all of our social studies classes. It grew from there and is now what we consider to be our premier event,” said Dr. Michele Gode, Principal, William Paca Middle School.
“It has become a way for us to highlight our day-to-day successes, as well as the relationships we are fostering with community organizations. The response from both the students and the community has been overwhelmingly positive. We can’t wait to see how the event grows for next year.”