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The Center for Academic Success will hold its semi-annual blood drive on Monday, April 27th from 9:00 – 2:00 pm in conjunction with the American Red Cross. The event was rescheduled from April 15th to allow for standardized testing to take place at CAS schools uninterrupted. Please note, this event is open to the community and while walk-ins are welcome, you may schedule your appointment to donate by calling Wendy Koop at 520-439-3500. The blood drive will take place in the Sierra Vista campus’ administration building located at 900 Carmelita Drive. Students and community members wishing to donate must be 18 — 16 with signed parent consent form — and present a valid, state-issued photo ID or American Red Cross donor card.
Now that the school year is in full swing, CAS students are participating in a variety of enriching activities; the semiannual CAS blood drive which took place September 9th was a prime example of service learning to benefit the greater community. CAS had a total of 45 units donated which represent 135 potential saved lives through blood transfusions.
Four times a year, CAS partners with the American Red Cross to offer a community blood drive for staff, students, and Sierra Vista residents who are all invited to donate to this worthwhile cause. Additionally, high school students earn volunteer hours by helping to set up and supervise the blood drive while learning about the life-saving medical technology. Students and community members age sixteen or older are eligible to donate though they will be required to answer routine medical questions and present a photo ID. Minors (under age 18) also must have a signed parental consent form in order to donate. Thanks to the high school volunteers and our blood drive coordinator, Wendy Koop, for making this event such a success. Another big thank you to all our our donors without whom none of this would be possible. Be sure to check for photos of the event coming soon to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CASSierraVista.
Fall picture day also provides a chance to document the fun students are having this school year. Students will be called in class groups to take both individual and class portraits.
Click here to visit the photographer’s site and place online orders for portraits. Orders with checks/cash in envelopes will also be accepted. Parents, please note that dress code and school uniform is still required on picture day, so students in the k-8 building must come in polos and jeans or khakis. Students in the k-8 building will have a second picture day in the spring for which they may then dress down.
February 11th — The Center for Academic Success will partner with the American Red Cross to host its quarterly community blood drive from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Sierra Vista campus Administration Building. All interested in donating can call the high school office to schedule an appointment. Donating blood is nearly painless, takes less than an hour, and saves lives. Consider joining us as we give back to our community. Students interested in donating must be age 16 or older, have a valid photo ID and a parent permission slip if a minor. To learn more about how giving blood is giving back or to learn how you can be involved in your local area’s red cross, visit their website http://www.redcross.org/az/tucson.