Events connect with students' service learning

To the Editor:

Seventh-graders have been working very hard this year on their service learning project about the Lost Boys of South Sudan and the lack of access to health care in the developing world. We are raising money to provide medical supplies such as a microscope and centrifuge for a new maternity/health clinic in the village of our friend, Bol Aweng in the South Sudan. Our goal is $5,000. We have already raised $2,300.

Here are several important upcoming events; we hope you will mark your calendars and join us:

* "Lost Boys" Seminar -- 7 p.m. May 20 in the Schottenstein Theater, 326 S. Cassingham Road. This is one night hosted by Bexley Middle School students to present information about the "Lost Boys" and provide an opportunity to learn about the experiences of one central Ohio "Lost Boy," Bol Aweng and support Bexley Middle School fundraising projects. Aweng's art, including a book with his illustrations, Malauk's Cows, will be available for sale.

* BMS Spirit Night at Piada -- 4 to 8 p.m. May 21 at Piada, 2585 E. Main St. in Bexley. Proceeds from purchases by diners who tell their cashier, "BMS helps South Sudan" will be donated to the service learning project.

* 3K Walk/run with Bol -- 10 a.m. May 24 at the Bexley High School Stadium, 348 S. Cassingham Road. Community members are invited to join Bol and BMS seventh-graders for a 3k walk/run around the middle school complex. There is a $5 registration fee/donation.

* Battle of the Buckets -- Students are bringing in their spare change to see which class can bring in the most money.

For additional information or questions email seventh-grade humanities teachers Beth Jax or Mindy Hall, or

Amy Thompson
Bexley City Schools communications