Windsor Elementary School held their annual WE (Windsor Elementary) Run in September, with a goal of raising $25,000 for their school.
On Friday, October 16, the school held a celebration for achieving, and surpassing, their goal – the final tally came in at $25,510.
The WE (Windsor Elementary) Run is an opportunity for every student to show their school spirit and work on their physical fitness. Each student had 20 minutes to run or walk laps in the field at school on a circuit designed by the WES physical education teachers, Donna Meske and Kyle Rogness.
According to the organizers, “The program promotes physical fitness and encourages students to set personal goals.” The program is also a fundraiser for the school, to help pay for field trips, technology in classrooms, and other school programs. In addition to sponsor donations, students asked family members, family friends, and neighbors to sponsor them for each lap or a flat rate. Students chose their goal based on an estimated average number of laps for each grade level. This ranged from 11 laps for kindergarten students to 15 laps at 4th grade.
Roy Bernards, principal of Windsor Elementary School, and Kelley Novak, Assistant Principal, also challenged the students to reach the $25,000 goal. They agreed to let students duct tape themselves to a wall in the gym. So, on Friday, October 23, each student took a turn to do just that!