Originally Posted Online: Oct. 04, 2012, 10:15 am
Last Updated: Oct. 04, 2012, 10:32 am

Jordan walk-a-thon happening Oct. 5

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Press release submitted by Jordan Catholic School

Jordan Catholic School's annual walk-a-thon will be held on Friday October 5th from 10:00-11:30am, Students have collected nearly $15,000 in pledge donations for new textbooks.

Immediately following mass at St. Pius X Church, students will move to the school gym in Farrell Hall for a brief (15-20 minute) assembly. Because the walk-a-thon stresses the importance of healthy diet and exercise, 5th grader Maggie Schaecher thought it a fitting day to present Fourth Grade Science Teacher Karen Lavell with a framed print of a May 2012 Quad City Times article highlighting her annual laboratory rat experiment which teaches the value of nutrition. Hy-Vee will provide a Hydration Station (water bottles) directly behind the store along 20 Avenue for the children as they walk.



Additionally, grand prizes will be awarded to the top 3 families. Eighth grade students will lead the walk with Kindergarten & first grade bringing up the rear and walking an abbreviated route. The walk-a-thon will begin at approximately 10am and will commence with popsicles in the Farrell Hall parking lot. Please call me with questions and thank you for your partnership.