California High School recognized the week of April 4-8 as "NHS Week." The motto for the week was "Dressing up for a good cause." Each day focused on a different theme directed at a specific cause. By the end of the week, students, faculty and staff donated over 600 items to various non-profit organizations, according to NHS sponsor Jessica Schafer.
Monday, April 4, the students and faculty participated in crazy hair and/or hat day. This activity was intended to encourage students to donate hair products that will be given to the Salvation Army.
"I liked Crazy Hair/Hat Day because I frizzed my hair and wore the mouse ears that I just got at Disneyworld over Spring Break," said Ashlee Davis, junior.
Crazy sock day was celebrated on Tuesday, April 5. Students were asked to bring in new socks and/or gently used shoes for the Veteran's Commission and Shoeman Water Projects.
Wednesday, April 6 was labeled Twin/Buddy day. On this day students were encouraged to dress like each other or wear matching accessories. Snack food items were donated for California Elementary School's buddy packs.
Geeks took over the school on Thursday, April 7. Students were asked to bring in school supplies for California High School and Latham School.
CHS allowed students to take a peek at their futures on Friday, April 8. That day was recognized as Career Day. No items were collected on Friday, but each teacher welcomed a professional to his or her classroom to speak to students about a specific career field. Career Day speakers included a state representative, civil engineer, ultrasound technologist, media creative services director as well as banking professionals and military personnel.
Students donated their items during lunch shifts. At the end of the week, the lunch shift that donated the most items, which was the first shift, was rewarded with free beverages.