Daviess County High School held a surprise event this afternoon to celebrate the school’s recent designation as a Distinguished school on the state Unbridled Learning accountability system. Field Day events were held on the front lawn of the school, on the football field and indoors.
Students could choose from a variety of activities, including “Knockerball,” also known as “bubble soccer,” which involves competing players inside large, inflatable spheres. A disc golf course (“ultimate Frisbee”) was set up on the football field. Other activities included a wing-eating contest, Mello Yello chug, face painting, movies, jousting, corn hole, spike ball, ping pong, karaoke, pickle ball, sidewalk chalk, face painting, X-Box gaming, photo booth and a duck/goose/turkey calling contest. Soft drinks and popcorn were provided by the DCHS PAWS organization.
DCHS earned an overall score of 75.9 and school administrators wanted to give students an opportunity to participate in a celebration to commemorate this outstanding achievement.
Meadow Lands Elementary School also celebrated their designation as a Distinguished school. All 500 MLES students will enjoy a Neon Black Light Dance Party throughout the day.
The celebration continued with a special assembly at 1 p.m. featuring the Pantherettes Dance Team from Daviess County Middle School and a special banner presentation from DCPS Superintendent Owens Saylor.
MLES staff members and students also engaged in a friendly competition inside giant hamster balls to bowl down gigantic bowling pins! Other student/staff games included a human version of “Hungry Hungry Hippo,” a “Hard Boiled or Raw” egg challenge, a dizzy bat race and a doughnut dash game.
Meadow Lands Elementary School students scored ahead of 700 other elementary schools across Kentucky, so Monday, Nov. 2, has been a day of celebration and excitement as the MLES Frog Family continues to “Leap into Learning.”
“The success of Meadow Lands is a tribute to the hard work of our students, staff and families,” said MLES Principal Kevin Lowe. “We know that being successful means also taking time to recognize hard work and the accomplishments that are achieved as a result of that hard work, and we will certainly do our part in celebrating.”