Teachers and administrators from J. Lupton Simpson Middle School, including Principal Lenny Compton, held a back-to-school event Aug. 16 aimed at families who live too far from the campus to attend many school-based functions.
More than 30 Simpson staff members delivered a night of fun to The Fields apartments in Leesburg. They barbecued, handed out school supplies and held more than 20 games for kids. The evening was organized by teachers Derrick Jackson, Sarah Wence, Victoria Curtis-Meyding and Stacey Carbone.
It was a community-wide effort to put on the event. The cost of the food was covered by various staff members and a donation from Simpson’s business partner Legacy Orthodontics. School supplies were donated by Kids R First and Simpson’s teachers and PTO.
Members of the Leesburg Police Department played games with students, firefighters brought an engine for children to inspect, and the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services was on hand to provide information to community members. Simpson, and the rest of Loudoun County’s public schools, welcome students back for the new academic year on today, Aug. 23.