Wheatland Center School raises $8,505 for the American Heart Association

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The Wheatland J1 School District (Wheatland Center School) recently teamed up with the American Heart Association to raise $8,505.

The fundraiser kicked off on April 2 for the Kindergarten through 4th grade students. This included the chance for students to learn many heart healthy facts, participate in acts of kindness, and the chance to watch a 3D film. In addition, students learned about some of our Heart Heroes including, Finn, Echo, Oscar, Sprinkles, Ruby, Splash, and Fiery. The 5th – 8th grade students were also involved in the fundraising efforts with their donations going towards the purchase of a shirt or socks from the American Heart Association.

These donations gave students a chance to participate in an assembly and play dodgeball against the Wheatland staff. A few lucky participants also were selected to throw a pie in the face of their favorite staff member. The final event took place on April 18 at a school assembly. There were many laughs and smiles from participants, staff, and spectators as students threw pies and balls for a great cause. While the event was very rewarding and fun,  it also allowed the community to model service and giving for Wheatland students.

Physical Education teachers Ryan Dahl and Bill Lois organized the event for the school and would like to thank everyone who participated.

“I am so grateful for the generosity of the Wheatland community,”
Lois said of the fundraising effort. “Every time we do something like this I am floored by the response. We live and work in a great place and I am very proud of that.”

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