Calhouners Give Back at Harvest Festival

On November 19, students and faculty at 81st Street came together for Harvest Festival, a longstanding Calhoun tradition. An infectious enthusiasm permeated the entire building as community members celebrated one another and harnessed that positive energy to give back through a multitude of service projects.  

This year's theme was “Calhoun Spirit in Action,” and the day was characterized by students extending their school spirit outside the walls of Calhoun. “Cougar pride means a sense of community,” says Emily Stone '20, “and a community that wants to do more for the world beyond.” At this year's Harvest Festival, Calhouners proved that they are committed to doing just that.

Students post during their Harvest Festival assembly

There was no shortage of #CalhounPride during Harvest Festival! 

Students pose at Win activity table.

Joined by Win (Women in Need), students created newborn care packages for new mothers. 

Student prepares a meal for local churches

Students made mason jar breakfast meals complete with recipe cards to be delivered to Trinity and All Angels Churches.

Students prepare sandwiches for delivery

Sandwiches were prepared in The Commons and later delivered to local churches. 

Students deliver food to a local food pantry

3r graders delivered food collected during Calhoun's food drive to West Side Campaign Against Hunger food pantry.

Student rake leaves at Riverside Park

4th graders were hard at work raking leaves in Riverside Park.

Students perform at Harvest Fest

Student-musicians performed for the Calhoun community throughout the morning. 

Big Calhouners made bookmarks for young readers at Little Calhoun.

Calhouners created bookmarks for young readers at Little Calhoun. 

The Calhoun Cougar makes an appearance at school assembly

The Calhoun Cougar was on deck to keep spirits high!

For more images from Harvest Festival and other school events, visit our private media gallery on PhotoShelter.