I don't normally do this but I wanted to let all of you know that my family and I are participating in The Delaware Dash. This is going to support the school my oldest and middle child attend. Delaware Elementary School, in conjunction with the Welborn HEROES Healthy School Initiative, will be hosting a 5K Run/Walk for the Evansville area at Garvin Park on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 9:00 A.M.
Purpose of Event:
Our Mission: Equity and Excellence through Collaboration, Innovation, and Core Experiences. Providing such experiences to our students can get costly with the price of admissions and transportation. In addition to raising funds to provide Core Experiences for our students, this event will also bring families and community members together and encourage healthy lifestyles.
Delaware offers three exciting core experience classes: Science Lego Engineering, Math & Technology, and World Languages. These three core experience classes are offered along with the three traditional "special" classes of art, gym, and music. As a parent, my boys absolutely love these classes as well as the core classes they take at Delaware.
I recently read a blog post from Will Richardson about "Bold Schools". Everything about this post made me think of the school I am blessed to send my boys to on a daily basis. My kids have no textbooks, are rich in technology, have no letter-grades, and no homework. They have fallen in love with learning and have both made tremendous gains. Delaware was recently praised for their progress as they saw a 24% increase in the number of students who passed our state exam. They did it by focusing on students and their needs, not by teaching to the test. I would love to tell you more but I plan on doing that when I interview one of their leaders for an upcoming blog post!
That being said below is more information about The Delaware Dash. If you, or your business, are interested in helping out, please email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll tell you how you can donate to this great cause.