Abingdon Recognized for Support of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Congratulations to Abingdon Staff and Students!

Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy has commended several APS schools for their longstanding support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Abingdon is one of them! From the Office of the Superintendent:

Several APS schools have been supporters of LLS for many years including: Abingdon Elementary; Arlington Community High School; Arlington Traditional School; Carlin Springs Elementary; Drew Model Elementary; Jamestown Elementary; Jefferson Middle; Kenmore Middle; McKinley Elementary; Swanson Middle; Williamsburg Middle School.

Just about every APS school currently supporting LLS has become involved because they know someone – staff, students, parents, volunteers or other “APS family members” – who are suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The LLS school programs offer an opportunity for students to help improve the quality of life of patients and their families by participating in one of their school-based philanthropy programs. LLS offers a service-learning activity for schools that benefits the work of LLS, while helping students learn about making an impact, leadership, teamwork, philanthropy and what “doing good” for others can mean.

The LLS program also offers teachers unique opportunities to incorporate a unique STEM curriculum into their classrooms that are grade-level specific, and flexible to meet busy schedules.The LLS Student Series is a service learning, character education, and philanthropy program where students gain the unique experience of helping local children and adults in their fight against blood cancers like leukemia, and partners with more than 29,000 schools nationwide on their flagship program, Pennies for Patients. The LLS staff are available to conduct educational Kick-Off Assemblies, and comprehensive, experiential K-8 STEM curriculum resources for participating schools.

Abingdon is well underway with the Pennies for Patients initiative – talk to your students about how to help them support the cause!

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