Hurley School celebrates coming summer with games


Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

KATHY CZARNECKI, first grade teacher, makes her way through a cardboard tunnel during a teacher relay obstacle course at the Hurley K-12 School Friday. The course was created by the PTO during the annual end of the year picnic for students.

HURLEY - Friday was a busy day for students, staff and faculty members at the Hurley K-12 School.

It started with the second annual Walk to School Day, with students, parents and teachers dressed in Hawaiian gear to celebrate the end of school.

During the walk, students also participated in the first "Color Dash" in preparation of students working toward joining the 100-Mile Club.

"This is the second year we've done the walk to school, but this is the first time with the color run and 100-mile club," elementary guidance counselor Marcy Kusz said.

The club is organized by the Iron County Health Department and promotes students performing physical activities. Students track their progress of physical activities with the goal of reaching 100 miles of walking or running over the course of the summer and school year.

To help kick off the club, students were invited to wear white shirts and run or walk through colored powder, similar to 5-kilometer running events across the country.

Once students returned to the school, a clean-off station was provided for kids to wipe off excess powder before entering school.

Throughout the rest of the day, students participated in the annual PTO end of the year picnic. Elementary classes made their way through numerous rotations of activities, including an obstacle course, soccer games, arts and crafts, inflatable bowling and a photo booth. Each of the stations involved the theme "Under the Sea - Shark Attack."

Later in the afternoon, teachers also participated in an obstacle course relay, with elementary competing against middle and high schools. Students cheered as teachers rode small scooters, jump-roped, skateboarded and wheelchaired their way down the course.

The middle and high school staff was victorious in the event.

Hurley's last day of school Tuesday will include a health fair from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the track, an elementary slide show at 1 p.m. in the auditorium and a send-off from teachers and administration at 3:15 p.m.

Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

SECOND GRADERS John Saippa, left, and Carter Guyer dig for items in sawdust during the annual PTO end of the year picnic at the Hurley K-12 School Friday.


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