CLMS Walk-A-Thon Raises Over $23,500 - “Finding a Solution To Help Others as We Find Solutions in Math”
On May 30th Clark Lane Middle School staff and students participated in the 1st annual CLMS Walk-a-thon celebrating “Finding a Solution To Help Others as We Find Solutions in Math”. The walk-a-thon provided students numerous opportunities to use real world data to explore new math concepts while also working toward a rewarding community service activity, which, in itself, was a valuable experience for all middle school students.
Understanding the value of creating math lessons that are more realistic and meaningful to students, the Clark Lane Middle School math department, led by Mr. Jay Gionet, organized this event that allowed students to connect many of the math lessons that were investigated throughout the year in classrooms and bring them to real world situations.
As a school community, 630 students and 28 staff members from Clark Lane Middle School walked an average of 6.4 miles for a total of 4,211 miles…more than the distance from Waterford, CT to Anchorage Alaska. Through pledges (per mile) and donations (straight contribution), students raised over $23,500.00 to support causes that directly support Waterford families.
On June 14th Clark Lane Middle School will hold a presentation of checks to the organizations that students sponsored. These organizations include The Stephanie Turowski Scholarship Fund, The Big Red Memorial Fund, Waterford Youth Services Bureau, Camp Rising Sun, The Cactus Jack Foundation, and The Terry Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation. A special thank you goes out to the following local businesses for their support of this event - Filomena’s Restaurant, Livery Limited Limousine Service, Wireless Zone New London, and East Lyme Oral Surgery LLC.