“The best word to describe this event is ‘fun’”, said Area School Principal Mike Simon. “We encourage participants to dress up as their favorite superhero for the 5K. It’s a wrinkle that makes the event a little different from a typical road race, and our students, parents and community supporters really embrace the concept and make it fun.”
The Hero 5K will be held at the Area School at 4041 Mannsiding Road in Clare. Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; the race begins at 9 a.m. The entry fee, which includes a t-shirt, is $20, and currently-enrolled Area School students can register for $10. For participants in the free Children’s Nature Path Fun Run/Walk, no registration is required.For participants wishing to pre-register, signup sheets are available by clicking here or at the Area School front office. You may also contact Simon at 989.386.3682 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a signup sheet or for more information.
June 23, 2016
(CLARE) – For all the emotions on full display at the Clare-Gladwin Area School’s annual graduation ceremonies – joy, hope, pride – it’s still, as much as anything, about celebration. The students and staff at the school know how to have fun, and it showed at the school’s recent commencement.
Held June 10 in the standing-room only Area School gym, the festivities marked the end of one chapter for this year’s graduating class of six students, and the beginning of another. But for everyone involved with the Clare-Gladwin Regional Education Service District’s Special Education program, the occasion marked another successful school year for students.
The 2016 Area School graduating class included Anastasia Albee, Bronwyn Dibble, Christina Mathis, Hanna Nolan, Erica Smith and Joseph Smith.
Simon served as Master of Ceremonies and was backed by no fewer than seven
music and dance numbers performed by students and staff. The afternoon’s theme
was Music Icons, and students danced to popular songs such as “I Will Survive,”
“Surfin’ USA,” “Y.M.C.A.” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
A video presentation marked the school year’s student highlights and Simon recognized a wide variety of supporters, including staff, volunteers and retirees; employers and community groups who support Area School students in the community; and CGRESD Superintendent Sheryl Presler and the CGRESD Board of Education.