District 30 Kids Excel in Community Service

Maple School's Student Council collects toys and games each year which are donated to over 600 needy families in Northfield Township. (2018 collection)

There are many initiatives upheld by staff and students throughout the school year that embody the Six Pillars of the Character Counts! coalition. For over 20 years, Maple School’s Student Council has held fundraisers to raise money to buy gifts for the annual holiday toy drive that benefits needy families in Northfield Township. This includes popcorn and candy sales, pancake breakfasts, parties, special events, and raffles.

In December of 2018, Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley helps load gifts during Maple School's annual holiday toy drive, that benefits needy families in Northfield Township.

Students are Making a Difference in People's Lives


Since 2001, Maple School’s band, orchestra and choir have exhibited citizenship and caring, when they visit a local nursing home in December, to perform holiday songs and distribute handmade cards for senior citizens.

Wescott and Willowbrook Schools character-building projects take place from September through June. They range from donating books for needy schools; supporting Jeans for Wishes and Make A Wish Foundation; to hosting fundraisers for animal shelters, victims of natural disasters; and fostering senior relationships at local retirement centers and through the Kindness Connection.