Centennial High School’s Student Council held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 14 just prior to opening the Coyote Closet for the community.
The Coyote Closet is a permanent spot on campus where nonperishable food, clothing and school supplies will collected and distributed to support students and community members in need on a continual basis.
The opening of the Coyote Closet is a direct result of the hard work by members of the Centennial Student Council in the 2014-15 school year. Supplies have been collected since December and a plan is in place for ongoing food drives to keep the Coyote Closet well-stocked.
The closet is also available to community members needing resources from Centennial High School’s feeder schools – Desert Harbor, Ira A. Murphy, Oasis, Paseo Verde and Sundance elementary schools.
Peoria Unified, located in the Northwest Valley, serves more than 37,000 students in 34 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional school. With ongoing open enrollment and alternative educational opportunities, the district boasts a 95 percent high school graduation rate.
It is one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona and prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.peoriaud.k12.az.us.