Anniversary Weekend! Save the date!
We are very excited to announce that ICS is planning a 5K and 1-Mile running events on Saturday November 4th to celebrate the 15th year anniversary of our school. This is the day after our UN Day, so get ready for a full weekend of celebration!
There will be something for everyone to do: you can run, or you can volunteer in one of many ways.
Race Time: 5K – 9:00 am; 1 Mile – 10am
5k: $20 until 10/21, $25 until 11/3, $30 on race day
1mi: $10 until 10/21, $15 until 11/3, $20 on race day
Students & Teachers: $10 for either race
If you would like to register to run, stay tuned. The registration link will be available HERE soon!
If you would like to help spread the word among runners, contact Beth White at [email protected]
If you would like to volunteer during the event, or help recruiting volunteers, contact Claudia Rule at [email protected]
If you would like to help with logistics and advertisement, contact Dawn Jones at [email protected]
If you own a business and would like to be a sponsor, would like to help recruit sponsors, contact Lauren Ivey at [email protected]
We would love to see EVERYONE who has been part of our school all these years, so start spreading the word to your friends and family.
Why do we fundraise? As a public charter school, ICS receives less local and Federal funding than more traditional public schools. Donations like yours are essential to helping us meet our budget and raise funds for our programs. You can help us better serve every one of our students by running and donating.
Why organizing a 5K? Running has a lot of story at ICS. We were one of the schools that first teamed up with Atlanta Track Club’s Kilometer Kids Program back in 2007 at the program’s inception. Since then, our school has had a consistent and strong presence from Fun Runs, and All Comers Meets, to major races, like the Peachtree Jr, Thanksgiving, and Be Healthy GA, where we show up with winning numbers of participation. And we don’t only go to run, we also cheer for runners: ICS has been present for two years at the PNC Atlanta 10-Miler, where runners voted our cheers to be one of the best. Last fall, thanks to a grant from ATC, the 136 students who participate in the Kilometer Kids running program, got new Mizuno running shoes. We just love running.
And let’s talk about our soccer program, where about 25% of the students participate, making it one of the largest public elementary soccer programs in the state. Since 2003, ICS Soccer Program, run by volunteers, has been bringing students and families together in the form of a supportive network that breaks down cultural boundaries and inhibitions. We are also proud to say that a few of our students are now playing at a professional level, including Lagos Kunga and Ben Davies, in Atlanta United.
You will not only find diversity in our students, but also in the ways we promote a healthy living. Aside from running and soccer, our students have had the opportunity to learn and participate in other activities, such as Tennis (sponsored by the USTA), Basketball, Baseball, Cricket, and multi-cultural dance.
Thank you for supporting The International Community School.