Rainsboro fourth- and fifth-graders recently spent a week raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the hospital’s Math-A-Thon event.
It’s something Rainsboro math teacher Amy Cockrell thought would be a great way not only for students to sharpen their math skills, but also to help students realize they are able to make a difference and positively impact the lives of others.
The Math-A-Thon event was for one week, and students raised money by getting pledges to complete math problems in a booklet provided by St. Jude.
During the event, Tony Neff of Petland learned what the kids were doing and made sure Petland helped out, which the company did with a $500 donation.
Along with the donation from Petland, the kids raised an additional $80, and Cockrell is hopeful that next year the Math-A-Thon can include more than just the fourth- and fifth-graders.
To keep up with the happenings at Rainsboro Elementary, go to the school’s Facebook page. For district-wide information and updates, go to the district website at greenfield.k12.oh.us or go to the district’s social media pages.
Angela Shepherd is a correspondent for the Greenfield Exempted Village School District.