The Brown Booster Club lives up to its name supporting students and staff along with ‘boosting’ a variety of programs on the campus.
The club is a busy one.
The club funds field trips in the spring and fall, play days, supports the Early Act First Knight character education program, and the Accelerated Reader store in which students take tests for points that they later use to purchase their own books.
The volunteer group also shows appreciation for the teachers with Welcome Back gifts at the start of the school year and a ‘Gift Per Day’ program along with an appreciation luncheon during Teacher Appreciation Week.
The Booster Club also purchases items for staff based on teacher and administrative need. This year, the club bought new rugs for the entryways and new round cafeteria tables. They are also in the process of purchasing new playground equipment for the Pre-K area, according to Booster Club president Melanie Summarell.
“We are very appreciative of the financial and human capital support we receive from our Booster Club,” said Principal Mike Caudill. “They supplement our teacher, students and programs well.”
The Booster Club has two fundraisers each year to support their programs.
During the fall Read-a-thon, kids ask for donations for the books they read, and prizes are awarded in each grade level for highest number of books read and most money raised.
The annual Rafflemania, held before Spring Break, is very popular with the community. Students donate an item towards their classroom’s theme and the items are grouped as baskets. People buy tickets and place them in the appropriate bucket for the prize and hope their number is drawn. The event also includes a meal. This year, members of SHS Student Council and DECA helped serve in the kitchen.
To the delight of the children, the club also designs and sells a T-shirt each year.
All of this was done through the efforts of a relatively small number of active volunteers.
Ask Mrs. Summarell about her volunteer work and her enthusiasm reveals her love for the school.
“I joined to be more involved and informed with my kid’s school,” she said, explaining her initial reason for getting involved. She encourages other to join and become involved, too.
It’s easy to join with a $5 family donation at any time of the year. Forms are available in the office at school.