Student exhibition night

April 24, 2013|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown

On Thursday, Salem Avenue Elementary School will be “Celebrating Minds at Work” with a student exhibition night from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The school has been learning about conservation, and students from each grade level have prepared presentations to educate family members.

Families are encouraged to attend and let your child show you his or her work about conservation.

Health event

The third-grade classes at Salem Avenue Elementary School held a healthathon April 11.

The first part of the evening was a walkathon. Students collected donations from community members, family and friends for walking in order to support the Clean Water Project. The organization gives money to communities around the world to dig wells for clean drinking water. Their primary target is African communities, where the problem is the worst. 

The students did research about the topic to understand the importance of water in our lives. 

Many families and students walked to show their support. Other families simply pledged money. 


Following the walkathon, a dinner was provided by the physical education, music, library-media and art teachers, who taught families about the importance of healthy eating.

Art teacher Kellie Mele also had students work on recipe books during their art classes.

The goal of the evening was to educate families and students about healthy living and the importance of helping those around the world stay healthy, too.

Donations will continue to be accepted at exhibition night on Thursday.

Pasta for Pennies

Students at Salem Avenue Elementary recently participated in the Pasta for Pennies coin drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Salem students and staff raised $988.19. Lauren Henry’s fourth-grade class raised the most money, $113.32, which earned it a pasta luncheon from the Olive Garden restaurant in Hagerstown.

North Hagerstown Lions

North Hagerstown Lions Club members are selling Sheetz coupon books for $10.

The books have a value of $20. The books do not expire until Jan. 31, 2016. They can be used in the Tri-State area.

Proceeds will benefit local nonprofit agencies.

To purchase a coupon book, call Carolyn at 301-223-8207.

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