Hundreds of Amador Valley High School staff and parents gathered on the morning of Nov. 21 to “sprinkle happiness” on students before the Thanksgiving Break. The Amador community lined Santa Rita Rd. and Black Ave. in Pleasanton, holding signs of positivity and wearing bright colors to greet students as they arrived.

The Amador Valley High School community has a strong focus on and commitment to the social and emotional wellness of students and staff. While for many the Thanksgiving holiday is a positive time to spend with family, some may struggle with anxiety and depression. The event was a reminder that all are welcome and cared for in the Amador Valley community. The event was coordinated in part by the Amador Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Committee, Amador Associated Student Body, LINK and Journalism Programs.