Elementary schools unite in a science-based service-learning program, Pennies for Patients. The program is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Pennies for Patients connects schools with local blood cancer patients, providing tangible life skills to participants, and allows students to see the impact they're making in the lives of others. MVR-III elementary school counselors lead the charge in organizing the service-learning project for area students. Two schools were able to hold their Pennies for Patients campaigns prior to the COVID-19 school closures.
Coleman Elementary and Zitzman Elementary campaigns raised a grand total of $3,725.99 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Coleman Elementary's campaign was a huge success raising $3,329.06. The students at Coleman Elementary celebrated their success by hosting an ice cream sundae assembly. Students made Mr. Sauvage, Assistant Superintendent, and Debby Price, Coleman Cook, into a human ice cream sundaes.
Zitzman had their campaign cut short due to the COVID-19 school closure, but were still able to raise $396.93. Amy Flexsenhar, Zitzman Elementary School Counselor, and Monica Moore, Coleman Elementary School Counselor managed the Pennies for Patients campaigns this year.
Truman Elementary and Robertsville Elementary were not able to run their campaigns this year due to COVID.
Pictured from left to right: Monica Moore, Coleman Counselor; Tom Sauvage, Assistant Superintendent; Debby Price, Coleman Cook; and Lisa Weirich, Coleman Elementary Principal