Pingry volunteers

Pingry student Maddie Shilts assists Matheny student Daeon Troutman during a Halloween craft activity.

The Pingry School considers its community service program an expression of its educational philosophy and an integral part of its curriculum. The independent school encourages its students to share their time and resources with others. That’s exactly what transpired on Friday, October 24, as nine students from the Pingry Upper School in Basking Ridge, NJ, participated in classroom activities in The Matheny School.

In addition to classroom visits, volunteers are welcomed at Matheny during evenings and weekends. Individuals can serve as recreation assistants or just friendly visitors. Matheny is extremely grateful to those from the community who donate their time. And volunteers often tell us how rewarding the experience is. For more information about how to volunteer, call (908) 234-0011, ext. 282.

Pingry student James Parker watches as teaching assistant Mulu Yihune helps Matheny student Richard Kozlik select a decorative item for a paper pumpkin.