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Community Service - 2011/2012

Pennies for Patients

During the month of April, Midland began a two-week fundraiser for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society knows as "Pennies for Patients". The elementary class which raised the most money won an ice cream party, and the 7th grade class brought in $108.20 to win the contest! For high school, the top class won a pizza party from Little Caesars - the Freshmen raised a total of $187.73 and took the prize. Our school's grand total was $768.23.

Thanks so much, Midland, for your support! With the money we raised, we are helping find a cure.

Note: Hats off to Alicia Valenzuela, who discovered, researched, and coordinated this project from beginning to end. Thanks for a job well done; we are proud that you are part of our school family.

Serving Our Churches

On March 30, high school students from Midland Adventist Academy took a day to "give back" to the four constituent churches that have so generously supported our school. Students spend the day cleaning, raking, and working at any jobs that needed to be done at the churches.

One church member/parent send this email, "A warm thank you to the students and staff who came out on Community Service Day to help at West Lenexa SDA Church. They worked an efficient 3 1/2 hours on the clearing behind our church. We have been working on the clearing over the past 18 months, and these newest efforts contribute a great deal toward bringing out the natural beauty of the space. Thank you, MAA students and staff!"

Midland is blessed to have the support of New Haven Church, Chapel Oaks Church, West Lenexa Church, and New Life Church.


Tour de Shawnee

On August 28, Midland hosted the first of four rest stops for the 22nd Annual Tour de Shawnee bike ride. The event started at 7:30 am, so it was an early morning for our volunteers!

It was a great opportunity for Midland to participate in a city-wide program, and provided a chance for our high school students to earn some of their required community service hours. The students handed out drinks and snacks, cheered on the riders, and cleaned up the grounds afterwards. Thanks to Kristi Tucker, Annelise Perry, Sarai Rodriguez, Brett Trana, Alex Helmer, Andrew Reed, and Elizabeth Schlinsog for giving up some of their Sunday morning sleep time to be at Midland! Adult volunteers included Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Tucker, and Mr. and Mrs. Fairchild. Click here for a photo gallery.