The Ninety-One School Parent-Teacher Organization hosted its annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser recently and on Monday, celebrated raising a record-setting $20,035.
Prior to the event, Ninety-One Principal Skyler Rodolph had challenged the students to raise $12,500, saying he would let the students slime him if they met the goal. At an awards assembly Oct. 25, Rodolph was treated to a very sticky and colorful sliming. Student representatives from each of the Ninety-One houses took turns pouring red, orange, purple, and green slime over the top of their good-sport principal.
The PTO also issued a challenge to students any child who raised at least $200 would be treated to a limousine ride out to breakfast with Rodolph. Forty-six students, double last years total, met the challenge this year. The money raised from the Jog-A-Thon will be used to pay for assemblies, art literacy, artists in residence, Battle of the Books, classroom supplies, field day, field trips for kindergarten-eighth-graders, reading and math computer programs, second-grade swimming lessons, fourth- and fifth-grade Biztown experience, sixth-grade outdoor school, seventh- and eighth-grade music and enrichment activities, the school garden, community Easter egg hunt, back to school barbecue, family directory, December events, eighth-grade promotion reception and more.