Although you may be a few or many years removed from your days at Menasha High School, there’s a part of you that will always be a Bluejay. Whether you were a member of the marching band, part of the art club and/or on the football team, your time in high school shaped who you are today. And, there’s a good chance it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the alumni who came before you.
Today, you’re in a position to help current students have the same experiences you did in your formative years. There are numerous ways you can support your alma mater and those who are now working their way toward the next stage in their lives.
Give your time
The very best thing you can give to your old high school is your time. There are always jobs to be done that rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers—from staffing school events to organizing local functions. Take a look at some of the best ways you can put your time to use:
- Mentor: Many students are looking for someone to help them beyond the classroom. They want to learn applicable skills and moral reasoning, and develop a bond with someone they can admire. As an alumnus, you could be this person. All it takes is a little one-on-one time with a student.
- Volunteer: Our schools are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Whether it’s manning the concessions stand at a football game or working as a chaperone for the band field trip, your contributions will be highly appreciated.
- Coach: Youth sports teams often have a need for volunteer coaches, especially at the elementary or middle school level. Being a coach means being a leader and lending your time means keeping players engaged and out of trouble after school.
Spread the word
One of the simplest things you can do to give back to your alma mater is to support it as part of your everyday life. Share school news on your social media accounts, wear school apparel on the weekends or even attend a home game for a school sport. Your support will go a long way in helping Menasha schools continue to serve an important part of our community.
Make a contribution
Of course, monetary donations are always welcome. School budgets often come up short of what’s needed to give students the best educational experiences possible. Whether it’s donating to the theater program, chipping in a few bucks at a club fundraiser or making a private donation to the Menasha Education Fund, every dollar generously donated by alumni improves the experience of our current students.
No matter how you choose to support the Menasha Joint School District, your efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of our students, staff and administration. We hope you consider the many ways you can give back.