Norwood Faculty & Administrators Get Iced in Support of Project Hope
The Class of 2022 selected Project Hope as their class charity and devised a fundraising plan that included "icing" 11 courageous and generous teachers and administrators. It was all in good, freezing cold fun and certainly for a great cause!
Each year, the eighth-grade class researches and selects a charity to support throughout their final year at Norwood. The Class of 2022 chose Project Hope because of the organization's focus on providing medical supplies and care to communities in crisis, including refugees from Ukraine. Project Hope is committed to empowering health care workers around the world with the support they need to heal people who need it most.
The Class of 2022's main fundraiser was a raffle where the coveted prize was the chance to ice bucket a teacher. Students in both divisions purchased raffle ticket for $1 each. Then, on June 6, 2022, with the entire school community gathered outside, raffle tickets were drawn, and each winner came forward to dump a bucket full of ice water on their teacher's head. We are grateful to the 11 teachers and administrators who bravely volunteered to get iced: Ms. Aiken (3rd grade), Ms. Chall (middle school math), Mr. Cunliffe (middle school band), Ms. Donofrio (3rd grade), Ms. Egan (1st grade), Ms. Gallagher (student support), Mr. Gould (head of school), Ms. Hashem (pre-kindergarten), Ms. Lostoski (4th Grade), Mr. Nolin (middle school music and dean of students), and Ms. Taterway (4th grade teacher).
How you lead your life matters, even if it means taking an ice bath for the team! In total, the Class of 2022 raised nearly $2,600 to help Project Hope respond to the world's greatest health crises to build resilient communities and a healthier, more equitable world.
Located in Bethesda, MD, Norwood School develops students in grades PK-8 into confident lifelong learners who have the academic, character, and leadership skills to succeed in high school and beyond. Recognizing that children are multi-faceted, Norwood provides many opportunities for safe risk-taking, exploration, discovery, and growth in a nurturing, supportive, and inclusive school community.