In an effort to memorialize the victims who lost their lives during World War II, the Holocaust Museum - Houston has made it their goal to collect 1.5 million butterflies. These butterflies represent the 1.5 million innocent children who perished in the Concentration Camps. Rugby High School's 8th Grade students have taken it upon themselves to orchestrate a District Wide project to collect our own display of butterflies. Before the end of the school year, we will package them all up and send them off to Houston to join the millions of others. As Mr. Vareberg, 8th Grade English teacher at RHS puts it, "Why send 40 when we can send 400?" What the 8th Graders are asking for is help from the community. If you want to assist, go to Google.com and type in Butterfly template. Several will come up. Choose one, color it in, cut it out, and submit it to the school. You can help the 8th Graders reach their goal." Note: Butterflies must not use any glitter or food products and must be made on 8.5x11 paper ONLY.
As of April 19, we have passed 500 butterflies. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. The 8th grade students did some calculating and determined that, to fill the 12 wall panels of the hallway, we need about 100 more. That's right -- our goal is 600 butterflies. We are so close to making this a reality. The students are set on reaching this goal to show this community -- our community -- that this atrocity really occured. These butterflies represent rememberance. Help us making this goal a reality. Color a butterfly of your own, bring them into the high school, and they will be placed on the wall. Every contribution helps.