Area School Hero 5K (CLARE) – Who’s your favorite superhero? Whatever your answer, you’ll find someone to cheer for at the annual Clare-Gladwin Area School PTO’s Hero 5K Run/Walk. The fundraiser, whose proceeds are used to enrich the environment and educational opportunities for the school’s special education students, is set for Saturday, Sept. 9.

    “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 guaranteed t-shirt for those registered by Aug. 31, 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 online here or the Area School front office. You may also contact Simon at 989.386.3682 or msimon@cgresd.net for a signup sheet or for more information.

  • CGRESD 2016 Holiday Card

    Area School students lend an artistic hand

    Greeting cards are a staple of the season, and this year, CGRESD asked students at the Area School to pitch in with ours. Twenty-seven students submitted holiday art, and after a flash poll of CGRESD staff and friends, five favorites were chosen to be included in our card (view it here), but the submissions were so good, we couldn't resist publishing all the entries here. Take a look at the gallery below, and happy holidays.