Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Amount Raised: $230
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: February 25, 2020
The West Hempstead High School Language in the Community class celebrated Valentine’s Day by baking dog treats and selling them to members around the school.
Made from scratch in the school’s PAES Lab, the homemade pumpkin dog treats were made and packaged by students in Sheila Dempsey’s class. PAES stands for “practical assessment exploration system” and will serve as a simulated work environment for middle and high school students with specific learning needs. The proceeds totaled more than $230 and will be donated to the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter.
Photo caption: West Hempstead High School students Andrew Wells and Rena Pearlman distributed the homemade dog treats they baked in the PAES Lab to teacher Christine Ragucci. They are pictured with Sheila Dempsey, a special education teacher and supervisor in the lab (second from left).
Photo courtesy of the West Hempstead Union Free School District