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. There will be something for everyone to do: you can run/walk, donate/sponsor, or you can volunteer in one of many ways.
The registration for the race is now open! Run or Walk with ICS!
Race Time and Routes: (Start & finish assembly area: International Community School’s entrance)
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
$150: Your name on a banner
$300: Your name on a banner and on the school’s website
$500 or higher: The above plus your name on the runners t-shirt
Find here the donation form and the sponsor form.
All your donations are tax deductible.
send us an email at [email protected] – subject line: runners / sponsors / volunteers / logistics / food / games.
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 state funding than traditional schools. Charter schools are not required to provide transportation, yet we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on bussing, money that gets taken from teacher salaries and classroom expenses. Donations like yours will help us cover the costs for buses so our students can come to school, and for transportation for athletic activities outside of school hours.
Why are we organizing a 5K? Running has a lot of history 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, received 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 in Atlanta United, and Dembakwi Yomba in various national and international teams. More recently, Ben Davies was asked to join the Atlanta United’s Academy Program.
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.