Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ready Freddy Greets Everyone at Core Values Event

At the Living Our Core Values event on Tuesday, Ready Freddy was on hand to greet people as they arrived at Joel Coliseum. On this particular day, Tash Lane of United Way of Forsyth County was portraying the mascot. Jib Chattrabhuti of Smart Start, who takes on that responsibility other days, was also there.

To read, the story, go to Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Here are some pictures of Ready Freddy with those attending:

Living Our Core Values!

On Tuesday, everyone gathered at Joel Coliseum for the Living Our Core Values event.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Off to the Galapagos Islands

This summer, a group of students who take biology at the Career Center went to the Galapagos Islands.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ashley Community Day 2016

On Tuesday, Ashley Academy invited everyone over for a Community Day.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

2016 Collaborative Learning Conference

Today, educators in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools spent the day at a conference that focused on ways to help students succeed.

You can read the story at Collaborative Learning Conference

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Elementary and Middle School Students Participate in Poetry Slam

On Thursday, about 60 elementary and middle school students participated in a poetry slam at the W.R. Anderson Recreation Center.

You can find the story at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

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Alex's Lemonade Fundraiser at Southwest Elementary Raises Nearly $6,000

At the annual Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser to combat childhood cancer, the staff and students in the Exceptional Children program at Southwest Elementary School raised $5,926.  

The fifth annual fundraiser was held on June 7. Along with lemonade for 50 cents a cup, the event included a silent auction.

“Tuesday, June 7th was wonderful!” said Maria Vernon, the speech language pathologist at Southwest. “We sold over 1,300 cups of lemonade and raised more than $5,500 to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. But, most importantly, we saw how our school, community and friends supported our five classes of children who happen to be exceptional. Our students worked on their communication skills while helping other kids! 

“This event would not be possible each year without the support of our parents, volunteers and teachers! You all had such positive and encouraging things to say about our lemonade stand! I am so glad that you are all truly dedicated to the success of all children.  Thank you all for everything each of you does each day and for all the smiles and love you showed our students on Tuesday, June 7!

“Our students and staff have such BIG hearts to help others, which is truly what this event was all about!  We could not have this event each year without your support and we are counting on it again next year!"

Sponsors included:

Page's Printing
WR Vernon Produce Co.
Newman's Own, Inc.
PDQ, Winston-Salem
Tracy Krell Photography
Meghil'y Party in Style

Businesses donating items for the silent auction included:

Airbound Trampoline Park
Clemmons Gymnastics'
Ian’s Body Shop
Lowes Foods
Reynolda House Museum of American Art
Ronni’s Restaurant
Ruff Housing
Salem Gymnastics
Village Tavern

You will find a complete list of silent auction donors at Silent Auction.
The Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) grew out of the front-yard lemonade stand that Alexandra “Alex” Scott set up. In 2000, Alex, who was 4 at the time, announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Alex died on Aug. 1 in 2004.

Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised more than $120 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure, funding over 550 pediatric cancer research projects nationally. For more information on Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, visit Alex's Lemonade.

The pictures are courtesy of Tracy Krell Photography.