Middle School Announcements

Middle School Students Raise Money for March of Dimes with March Madness Day

Middle Schoolers came together on Wednesday, March 9, for an afternoon of festivities, with the goal of raising money for the March of Dimes. They accomplished everything they had intended, with fun had by all and $5,700 raised for the March of Dimes. They surpassed their first-year goal of $5,000 with grades competing against each other by seeing how much money each grade could bring in, along with how they placed in the afternoon games. The games included a faculty baby picture contest with nearly 100 entries. Students also designed posters for a contest. The eighth grade won, and they will receive a dress-down day. Middle School faculty formed a volleyball team and competed against eighth grade students. Students who wanted to participate donated $1 each for a drawing, and they could enter as many times as they wanted. The eighth grade players were then selected at random.

Students then enjoyed a movie, while Band members sold popcorn for a fundraiser of their own.

"It was a great day of celebrating babies and raising awareness for the March of Dimes,” says Laura Stack, sixth grade teacher and Middle School student council sponsor. “Being a small child is something everyone can relate to, and our student council did an excellent job creating baby-themed games and contests for the Middle Schoolers to enjoy."

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