Harris Students in South Jersey Get Ready for the December Holidays

voorhees career trainingVoorhees campus hosts a door decorating contest and a toy drive

If you walk into the Voorhees campus of the Harris School any day in December, you will be greeted with the colorful and spirited creations of our students. Snowmen, sleds, snowflakes…you name it, we’ve got it. It’s the annual “Deck the Halls” contest!

Each year, students are invited to show their holiday spirit by decorating their classroom doors and windows.  And it’s not only holiday spirit—it’s also the spirit of competition. Each classroom will be competing against the others, and the winning class will get to enjoy a free pizza party.

Every year we are amazed by the students’ imagination and creativity, as well as their sense of humor. It’s a treat to walk down all the hallways and take a look at what each classroom has done.

December is also the month of the annual Toys for Tots gift drive. We are encouraging students and staff to donate a gift to the toy drive in order to help less fortunate children. Here are the guidelines for the gift drive:

  • Bring in new, unwrapped gifts
  • Toys can be for any age group, up to around 14 years of age
  • No toy weapons are accepted
  • No food items are accepted

The Toys for Tots gift drive is a wonderful way to make a positive impact in the life of a young child. If you can manage it, we would love it if you could donate!

The Harris School is proud of our students’ generosity in giving to the toy drive, and we are happy to report that the donation box is already filling up quickly. It’s no surprise that Harris students are generous. The career training programs at the Voorhees campus are focused on the field of healthcare—a field that tends to attract people who want to help others who are in need.

The Harris School believes that it’s important to train our students not only to know their career skills, but also to understand the importance of giving back to your community. Our students are studying to become dental assistants, health claims specialists, professional medical assistants, multi-skill health technicians, and surgical technologists. We admire their enthusiasm for helping others and wanting to begin their careers in these important fields.

For more information about the Harris School, contact us. We will be glad to tell you all about it.