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Deer Park Elementary to Host ‘Health Projects’ Showcase

ops4 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/10/13) – As part of Deer Park’s International Baccalaureate Programme, fifth-graders independently completed projects around a common topic that impacts their school, community or world. The projects, which reflect the students’ original ideas, work, organizations and communication, explored a variety of areas around this year’s theme of “health.” Below are listed just a few examples of the student projects.

Three students – Calli Young, Katherine Logan and Gracie Broughton – explored their entrepreneurial skills by making and selling tutus for $10 each. Proceeds from “Tutu Cure Leukemia” benefit cancer research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. “I’m so proud of these girls for taking their learning outside the classroom,” said their social studies teacher, Mischelle Falloway, who is also a breast cancer survivor. “At Deer Park, we often read stories or talk about helping others, but through their own choices, these girls have discovered a way to make a difference in the lives of others.”

Kealey Buskill, Madison Roberts and Kinsley Phelps have raised more than $1,000 – so far! – through organizing a Kite Festival. The girls contacted local businesses to sponsor the event, which is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at English Park. Proceeds will benefit the ALS Foundation of Kentucky.

Three fifth-grade boys – Nathan Galloway, Kyle Galloway and Reece Higdon – organized, advertised and ran two sports clinics – one for cheerleading and one for basketball. They involved student-athletes from Apollo High School, who volunteered to serve as coaches to teach fundamentals of these sports and to educate participating elementary students on the value of exercise and physical fitness.

DPES Principal Cindy Galloway said the experience was amazing. “I have been impressed by the devotion of the Apollo High School athletes in helping our youth,” she said. “They prepared special cheers for our school, they lifted our young boys to slam dunk the basketball, the knelt down to teach our young boys and girls about their respective sports, and they complimented and encouraged our awe-struck students for their efforts. AHS athletes embraced this project with DPES and touched the lives of many students.”

The project received a tremendous response, as these numbers show:

Cheerleading: 84 DPES students, 18 AHS cheerleaders, 61 observing parents/siblings = 163 people

Basketball: 86 DPES students + 13 AHS basketball players + 68 observing parents/siblings = 167 people total

Total Impact: 330 people

Another fifth-grade student developed lesson plans on health, food groups and nutrition, and presented the information to a kindergarten class. “Jonathan Royal taught and demonstrated like a professional teacher,” said Galloway, adding that his presentation included a game of “Food Pyramid Bingo.”

Gunner Billings, Jackson Richeson and Garret Rodgers have organized a food drive to benefit the Daniel Pitino Shelter. They have set up boxes in the DPES lobby and challenged each grade level to bring in the most items; the winners will receive a reward paid for by the boys.

Sarah Free is making “Potholders for Parkinson’s.” She is offering four different sizes, ranging in price from $2 to $5, with proceeds benefiting the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

Haley Rice has developed a “Just Say No” display to educate younger students about the dangers of drug abuse; and Hannah Overstreet is organizing a blood drive, which will take place May 13 at Deer Park Elementary School.

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