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P. A.W. S. is an acronym for “People Assisting Waverly Students”. Our motto—“Trust Us; We Care!”
P.A.W.S. members are:
Trained in peer counseling and are available to listen to any problem a fellow student may have. Ready to contact advisors when the problem or concerns harm or are a life threatening situation to the individual or another person.
Available to listen but not give advice.
Trained to maintain confidentiality at all times, except in life threatening situations.
Responsible for activities during Red Ribbon Week.
Responsible for assisting with After-Prom planning and activities.
Responsible for creating an awareness of alternatives to problems other than turning to drugs or alcohol.
P.A.W.S. members are Waverly high school students (grades 9-12) and are recruited during the spring of each year. Students selected for membership will continue their membership throughout their high school career, providing they have not been suspended from the organization due to inappropriate behavior.
Any student may apply for membership and all applications are reviewed by the P.A.W.S. advisors. Teacher recommendations will be reviewed and the final decision will be made based on these reviews and recommendations.
P.A.W.S. members help raise money to provide Waverly High School students with a drug-free, alcohol-free, tobacco-free After Prom. Fundraisers include Valentine Candy Bags, Cornhole Tournament, Silent Bake-sale Auction, Dakota’s Golden Nugget Days, solicitation mailings to area businesses, and parent donations.