In preparation for breaking ground at its new Westfield location this summer, Highlands Latin School will put on a Day of Service with the Westfield Parks and Recreation Dept. April 30.
Treasurer Susan Wible said this is the first time the school has hosted an event like this, but it is not the first time it has given back to the community.
The school has always encouraged its students to give back and has conducted events such as serving Thanksgiving meals to Riley Hospital patients and doctors, shopping for local food pantries and more. However, school officials wanted to host an event to introduce itself to a community it will directly serve in the near future.
“We feel this is adding to who we’ve been, but now we can direct it and help out the Westfield Parks Dept. in anticipation of us going there (in Westfield),” Wible said. “Right now, the plan is to break ground as early as July.”
During the Day of Service, younger students will plant flowers with their parents while older students paint signs on the Monon. Other service activities include picking up trash. Highlands Latin School serves students in grades K-12. More than 100 students and parents will participate in the event.
The school is looking for sponsorships. Sponsorship levels are available at $200, $500 and $1,000. All funds raised from the Day of Service will go toward the construction of the new school.
“We are doing this for three different reasons,” she said. “It’s good for the kids, we want to introduce ourselves to Westfield and raise money for our school.”
Highlands Latin School is currently located at 1010 E. 126th St. in Carmel.
For more, contact Wible at 317-903-7906.