Friday, March 1, 2013
Students and staff at WMS will try once again to be one of the top fund raisers for Pennies for Patients - an effort to stop leukemia and lymphoma.
Over the past several years, Watertown Middle School raised close to $200,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients, and this week the school kicked off this year's fund-raising effort. The drive runs for three weeks, through March 18, said Sajda Abbas, the eighth-grade class president. "Last year we raised $29,000," Abbas said. "We were the highest school in the Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts region for the ninth year in a row and the third highest school in the country out of over 28,000 schools." The effort earned the school special recognition from the New England Revolution soccer team, and a chance to go on the field at Gillette Stadium. The school has plenty of inspiration to raise money. WMS physical …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Dozens of Watertown Middle School students took to the field at Gillette Stadium before a recent New England Revolution soccer game.
Watertown Middle School students set a new school record by raising nearly $30,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, earning the school a trip to Gillette Stadium to be honored before a New England Revolution game. Once again, the school finished first in the region in the Pennies for Patients contest. WMS also raised the third most nationally. Watertown Splash, the WMS student newspaper, went to the game, and snapped some photos of the fun. See them on the Splash Website. Two students, who survived cancer, served as honorary captains for the soccer team. Students got the chance to go on the field, pose with players and with the Rev Girls.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Every student will be able to attend a New England Revlotion game and go on the field at halftime after WMS raised the most money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Watertown Middle Schoolers raised more than $29,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the most in the region and third most nationally, meaning the school was picked to appear at halftime of a New England Revolution soccer game with two students acting as honorary contacts. Last week, two Revolution players – midfielder Kelyn Rowe and defender Darrius Barnes – came to give the students the good news. "I love that we can celebrate your accomplishment," Barnes said. "It's wonderful what you have done." Rowe got to tell the auditorium full of kids what they had won. "I would love for you guys to come out to a game," Rowe said. "All of you are going to get to come on the field at halftime!" In addition, sixth graders Stamati Papastamatiou…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The school's annual Pennies for Patients drive raised money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Over a three week period, students and staff at Watertown Middle School raised more than $28,000 to go toward cancer research. The middle school will donate the money to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, according to Watertown Splash, the middle school's newspaper. Last year the school raised nearly $29,000, and for seventh year in a row, Watertown Middle School raised the most money in the Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. The money raised was also the fifth highest out of 32,000 school across the country. Read more in the Watertown Splash article.