Did you have a great time at Prom last year? Want to help someone less fortunate than yourself have the best night possible and enjoy Prom as much as you did? Consider donating to Her Prom Closet. Details below.
A few years ago, Mr. Ballentine started a campaign he calls "Bully the Bull" because his daughter, Maurquavia Haney, then a middle schooler in a SCS school was bullied. Now Maurquavia is a 10th grader at Germantown High School. This past Sunday, the NFL annual My Cause My Cleats Campaign allowed Linval Joseph (Nose Tackle for the Minnesota Viking) to choose a cause to highlight. Linval was once a victim of bullying and decided to make Bully the Bull (from Memphis, TN) his cause.
Monday, Maurquavia told her story to children at a YMCA in Minnesota and Bully the Bull did a meet and greet with the children. Today, Maurquavia visited two schools in the area and participated in a toy give away.
Yesterday, the Germantown High chapter of the National Science Honor Society went to LeBonheur to drop off donations and presents. Four years ago, one of our science teachers had to spend a few nights at LeBonheur as her infant son was being cared for and she learned about a need the hospital had for rocking chairs and other items to make life more comfortable for parent and child. Since that day, the NSHS club has been raising money to meet those needs. Midway through the next year, every room had rocking chairs and the club is now focusing on toiletries, noise machines to help babies sleep well, and items to make the rooms cheerier and more comfortable during a family's difficult times.
This year, Germantown High will partner with Meritan's Silver Bells program to provide for the needs of homebound senior citizens. If you wish to help us brighten their day, you can send donations to Mrs. Geyer's room (A211).
Links of Luv is all about giving back. We are a brand new, non-profit club that fundraises for another non-profit group called Spreading Sunshine. Spreading Sunshine makes Sunshine Boxes for children with chronic illnesses and special needs to uplift their spirits by sending gifts. Spreading Sunshine also strives to meet the practical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families impacted by childhood illness or disability.
Links of Luv has exciting, tentative plans this year. We hope to have a bake sale, a stuffed animal drive, and a dodgeball game to raise funds for Links of Luv and Spreading Sunshine.
We are excited to be fundraising alongside Spreading Sunshine. We encourage everyone at Germantown High School to donate, to volunteer to serve meals in local hospitals, and to support Spreading Sunshine online. Both Links of Luv and Spreading Sunshine strive to bring joy. Students can get involved by seeing Mrs. Killebrew in C208 and can also f...