MS Pet Toy Drive Honors Late Teacher’s Memory


The middle school eighth-grade Leaders Club held its second annual pet toy drive last month, honoring the memory of teacher Wendy Rauh and successfully providing for the Islip Animal Shelter and Adopt-a-Pet Center.

“Our beloved teacher, colleague and friend, Wendy Rauh, had two dogs she loved dearly,” said Leaders Club adviser Diane Wahrenburg regarding the genesis of the drive. “The school community really stepped up again this year by donating pet food, toys and money to the pets in need at the shelter.”

Leaders Club members, their families and several teachers met at the shelter on Dec. 12th to pay tribute to Rauh, donate the items and visit the animals. Capping off he ceremony, eighth-grader Faith Henderson shared a heartwarming story about Rauh with the group.