Arrowhead Students Stand Up For ALS

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May 2019 - Students' cheers warmly welcomed ALS fighter Chris Pendergast and other members of the Ride for Life team. The team was touched by the encouraging signs handmade and displayed by the students. Students in Mrs. Schwarz's fourth-grade class were inspired to "do more" for ALS after attending an assembly with Mr. Pendergast, founder of the Ride for Life, earlier this year. Students and faculty coordinated a school-wide, weeklong event designed to raise awareness of ALS and to raise donations for the debilitating disease. The week culminated with a visit from the Ride for Life team who gratuitously added Arrowhead as a stop on their journey.

In conjunction, Student Council members, under the leadership of Teachers Mr. Walsh and Mrs. Kiriluk, organized a Ride for Ride fundraiser. This fundraiser encouraged students to ride for 30 minutes on a bike, scooter or skateboard and get sponsors/donations for their ride. In addition, fifth-grade students and teachers organized a Dimes for Dollars fundraiser. With all three fundraisers, Arrowhead raised a total of $1,261.