Every year  Mrs. Zeiss’s students adopt families from the Catherine McAuley Center. The Catherine McAuley Center is a support system, a lifeline, and a bridge to self-reliance for homeless women and families in Lackawanna county.Families make a wish-list of some things they would like and then my students and I provide them with these gifts. This year Rachel’s Challenge Club Members and the Lion’s Club helped raise more than $300 to help with the families needs. Additionally, many contributed gifts and other necessities. It is a humbling experience for our students and with the help of amazing people is a success every year.


Picture lf to right:

1st row: Mr, Chris Mendicino, Valley View High School Principal; Erin Own, Lion Club; Jill-Annne Dryzal, Lions Club;  Valley View Students Molly Shemchick, Paige Seely, Kalei Kovalchick, Joe Pezak, Lions Club, and Corey Castellani, Valley View School District Superintedent

2nd row: Valley View Students,Trisha Gilla, Anna Pidgeon, Teacher Advisor, Nicole Zeiss, Student Hali Bargella, and Guidance Counselor Morgan Englehardt.

3rd row:  Valley View students; Meglin Jung, Kayee Murray,Griffin Jones, Courtney Mackrell and Liz Fabri