Recently, RPS 205 Early Childhood staff were "Freezing for a Reason" as they took the plunge into a frozen Olsen Lake at Rock Cut State Park as part of the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics. This year, the RPS 205 Early Childhood staff raised nearly $2,000. The event itself raised $121,870 as of March 4.
The team was comprised mainly of staff from Nashold Early Childhood Center and one teammate from Summerdale Early Childhood Center. A mix of teachers, paraprofessionals and one office secretary braved the frigid temperatures and jumped into a frozen lake in the middle of the polar vortex — all for a good cause.
Many team members took the plunge for the first time and remarked what a great experience it was. They are already looking forward to freezing for a reason again next year. The team has grown from a few brave souls back in 2016 to almost 15 plungers at this year's event. Early Childhood staff are already planning for next year and have a goal of recruiting 5-10 more plungers to jump in with them.
Donations can still be made until April 30, 2019 and can be done online: https://soill.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.donate&eventID=677.
Auburn High School officials introduced Milwaukee native Jason McClelland to several players and their families on Friday as their choice to lead the girls basketball program in the coming year.
The Chicagoland Summer Showcase, a boys basketball tournament featuring top talent across several states, brought in nearly $650,000 in economic activity to the region.
RPS 205 phone lines will be down for routine maintenance.
A limited number of bricks are in a pile outside the construction fence at the intersection of Union and Third streets, first come, first served.
Students and staff will promote several fundraisers in the coming months to raise money for the trip.
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