Recent News from Matignon High School
A Matignon Day of Service
May 31, 2017
On Wednesday, May 31, over 250 Matignon students and staff spread out across Greater Boston to perform community service as part of Matignon’s first ever school-wide Day of Service. The students, all from our freshmen and sophomores classes, travelled to 8 different sites in Arlington, Boston, Cambridge, Reading, Somerville, and Stoneham. Projects ranged from sorting clothing for children in need and fixing furniture to conversing with elderly residents and serving meals.
The primary goal of the Day of Service, according to our Campus Minister and theology teacher Susan Lenn Johnson, who coordinated the day’s events, was to provide an opportunity for Matignon students to give back to the broader community. “The Day of Service allowed our students to make deeper connections to our community, while recognizing the call we all have to be active participants in supporting the good happening around us, and to put our faith in action. We hope that service will become a way of life for our students after they graduate, and we hope that working together as a Matignon community will help to cultivate that attitude.”
Recognizing that there are many important organizations in our community, Ms. Lenn Johnson coordinated with a number of different sites in order to have our students assist with a diverse cross-section of needs. Service sites included the Boys & Girls Club, Fidelity House, and Spy Pond Park in Arlington, Cradles to Crayons in Boston, Youville Assisted Living in Cambridge, Mission of Deeds in Reading, Project Soup in Somerville, and the Stone Zoo in Stoneham.
After completing their projects and returning to school, students and staff enjoyed the nice weather on our beautiful Matignon campus with a cookout and field day, which served as a way to celebrate the day’s accomplishments and to provide a relaxing reprieve before final exams.
View pictures from the day HERE.