Edmonson Voice Staff
Recently, the Student Lighthouse and Leadership teams at South Edmonson Elementary were required to complete a service learning project this school year so they decided to help children at a children's hospital. According to Curriculum Coordinator Emily Cassady, regulations wouldn't allow the students to physically go to a hospital. They weren't ready to give up on the idea, so they continued trying to find ways to help this type of cause.
"We brainstormed and found out we could assemble Chemo Care Kits for Kids," she said. "This is where we put together kits for kids going through chemotherapy. We collected items for side effects, comfort, and activities. All of these items were put in bags and boxed up to ship off."
The students put the kits together which are now ready to be shipped to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Mrs. Cassady and Counselor Penny Tuttle organized the event. Cassady said the Lighthouse Team is part of the "Leader in Me" initiative. The group is made up of twelve students who applied (or were nominated by their teacher for K-2) at the beginning of the year. These students meet after school with the Faculty Lighthouse team to make school-wide decisions.
She said they do several things throughout the year that range from painting motivational quotes on the wall to deciding on honor roll rewards for the school.
The Leadership Team are students who are identified as leadership students through the school's gifted and talented program.