Wednesday Dec 12 2012
Give the gift of paper to Rocklin HighBy: Krissi Khokhobashvili, Placer Herald and Press Tribune editor
Rocklin High School students are in the midst of a paper drive that they hope will eliminate what the school spends on paper.
“The school spends $14,000 a year on paper,” explained Boosters Club representative Randy Gregg. “Our goal the first year is to cut that in half and get 2,000 reams.”
The goal is for the school to spend the money not spent on paper to purchase a new copy machine, as the current one is seven years old and is “on its way out,” according to school clerk Jo Norman, also known as the “copy queen.” The machine has made more than 9 million copies.
“It’s astronomical,” Norman said. “Thousands and thousands of dollars.”
The paper drive is being held by the Boosters Club and Associated Student Body members. Delany Chiu of ASB said she’ll be out every morning of the drive, Dec. 11-20, at 7:05 a.m. until school starts at 7:40 a.m. to collect paper.
For every two reams of copy paper donated, the donor’s name will be placed into a drawing for an iPad Mini and many other prizes. A $6 donation is the equivalent of two reams, Chiu said.
“We thought it would be a good thing to help out the school,” she added.
ASB member Madison Cox agreed.
“Since we’re the ones who connect all the students and everything like that, it’s kind of good for us to be the ones who are behind it and promoting it, so that way we can get the best support and the most possible turnout,” she said.
“We use the copier for everything we do,” she added. “Everything from handouts to class work, for everything, so it’s kind of a good cause for our school to get behind and show that we can give back to the faculty.”
How to help
Paper may be dropped off at the front office, 5301 Victory Lane, or call the school at 632-160 and a a representative will pick it up. Or, make a donation and R.H.S will buy it in your name from Walker's Office Supply at wholesale cost. For information, call Randy Gregg at 257- 2511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.