Westside Elementary School Raises Money for Relay for Life
Westside Elementary School students are doing their part in the fight against cancer, and they are doing it one penny at a time. For the last three years, Westside students have collected pennies and donated them to the White County Relay for Life Survivor/Caregiver team. Through the “Pennies for Life” fundraiser, students have had the opportunity to help make a difference.
Myrtle Hughes, coordinator for the “Pennies for Life” and survivor team member, remarks “The Survivor/ Caregiver Team started in 2008 as a part of the White County Relay For Life. Our Team is made up of Survivors, Caregivers and others who just want to be a part of what we do. We are like family; we laugh, cry, work and play together. One of our objectives is to raise money for the American Cancer Society so that one day there will be no more cancer!! The Survivor/ Caregiver Team has raised over $50,000 through many different fundraisers. Westside Elementary has been a big part of this with their third annual "Pennies For Life" fundraiser. I want to thank all the children, teachers, staff and parents who have made this such a success.
Mrs. Sherry Wilson’s first grade class raised the most money through the “Pennies for Life” fundraiser. We commend all the Westside Elementary School students for their contributions to the Relay for Life organization.
Wednesday, May 22 is the last day of school for students. I found a poem online written by author Gregory K. entitled “Hello, Summer!” that I thought would accurately describe some of the feelings our students may have this week.
Goodbye, c lassroom!
You can find me at the beach…
Or in the park or at the pool
Or any place that isn’t school.
Hello days packed full of sports
And lazy days when I’m just lazybones
While eating melty ice cream cones.
There’s so so much I wanna do.
I know the school year flew on past…
But please, please summer—last and last.
Searcy School District wishes our students and staff members a restful , safe, and entertaining summer. School will resume on Monday, August 19, and the district calendar may be accessed at www.searcyschools.org/calendar.