23rd annual Walk-a-Thon Event: Celebrating High Point Leadership
Last year, High Point students “walked” the equivalent of Blacklick, Ohio to Seattle Wash.
The more than 490 kindergarten through grade-5 students of High Point ES
will “step up” to raise funds in the school's 23rd annual High Point ES Walk-a-Thon fundraising event, Fri. Oct. 4, 2013
, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
., at the GMSE athletic track, 730 Clotts Road, Gahanna.
Friends and family are invited to participate, and the track is
wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. The event will take place
rain or shine
; however, if extreme weather forces a cancellation, the
High Point ES Walk-a-Thon will move to Oct. 11, 2013.
This year's goal is to raise $25,000. Students collect pledges for each lap they complete. All donations are tax
2012-13 High Point ES Walking Schedule
It’s amazing and inspiring that for more than two decades, our walk-a-thon has enjoyed so much support from the students, their families and our community.
— Principal Kathleen Erhard
8:30-10:45 a.m. – 4th Grade
- 8:45-11:15 a.m. – 5th Grade
- 9:15-11:15 a.m. – 3rd Grade
- 11:45-1:45 p.m. – 1st Grade
- 12:00-2:00 p.m. – 2nd Grade
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. – The All-day & Afternoon Kindergarten programs
The fourth-grade class will “walk” to Philadelphia, Pa, while the first-grade class will “walk” to Cleveland, Ohio — at least, that’s the mileage-wise goal. Regardless, each lap translates into additional educational funds for the school.
“It’s the only fundraiser we hold all year, and year after year, we’re grateful to the community and civic partners for the extra resources they provide that help broaden our students’ educational experiences and prepare them for the future.”
Last year, participants walked a combined 10,080 lap, totaling 2,520 miles – appropriately the distance from Gahanna to Denver, Colo., — and back. The students' efforts helped raise more than $22,000 that went toward additional:
- Technology (including student iPads®);
- Literature (including new books for the High Point library/media center); and,
- Innovative Academic Initiatives (including support for the fifth-grade students to participate in Junior Achievement's BizTown program, providing real-world lessons in basic economic and business concept).
“The school year theme is “Celebrating High Point Leadership
.” The walk-a-thon is a perfect way to show students what leadership – from the kids, our teachers, our parents, and community – can achieve,” says High Point ES Principal Erhard.
For more information or to make a contribution to the event or to High Point ES, please leave a message for Lori Baker at High Point ES, by calling 614-478-5545.
: The High Point ES PTA is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit entity and all donations are tax deductible.
Additional GJ School Walk-a-Thons
- Chapelfield ES - October 5, 2012
- Royal Manor ES - TBA
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