Celebrate 100 Years of Waukee Schools at Warrior Kid’s Challenge
This year marks the 100th year anniversary of Waukee Community School District. Come participate in one of Celebrate Waukee’s most popular events, Waukee Warrior Kid’s Challenge, on Saturday, June 4 as part of the annual festival.
Waukee Community School District students in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to participate in the event held at Centennial Park at 2 p.m. to work toward a common goal for their respective elementary schools. The challenge will include field day-inspired games and a kids’ fun run, wrapping up around 4 p.m. This year participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Waukee Area Christian Services Food Pantry.
Students will receive a “pom-pom” for every event in which they participate to place in their school’s bucket. The school with the most pom-poms at the end of the event will receive $500 from Central Bank to put toward a project of their choice.
“The Central Bank Kids’ Challenge provides opportunities for students to connect and support the district’s elementary schools. They utilize teamwork and problem-solving strategies to effectively earn pom-poms for their school,” said Maple Grove Elementary Assistant Principal Haley Topp. “The kids’ hard work and determination paid off during the challenge last year and most importantly, their confidence and pride in Maple Grove shined brightly for all to see.”
Volunteers Needed for the Waukee Warrior Kids Challenge
Approximately 60 volunteers are needed to help facilitate field day events for students. High school students can earn Silver Cord hours by participating in this volunteer opportunity. Parents and community members are also encouraged to volunteer for the Waukee Warrior Kid’s Challenge.
About Celebrate Waukee
The family-friendly event will kick off Friday evening with one of Waukee’s free “Movies in the Park”. Saturday morning festivities begin in the historic Waukee Triangle with a pancake breakfast and a 5K run. Activities continue with a parade that will take the fun from Triangle Park to Centennial Park where attendees will find a wide range of activities for all ages, including inflatables, food, drinks, live music, fireworks and much more. For more information visit, waukee.org/celebratewaukee.
Date: Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2016
Location: Centennial Park and the Downtown Triangle