Mt. Comfort Elementary raised nearly $5,000 at their annual Walk-a-thon on April 24th, sponsored by the parent teacher organization (PTO). Half of the funds will go to Riley Children's Hospital and half will support hiring a reading interventionist.
Principal Heather Whitaker shared that money is continuing to come in to support Riley Children's Hospital and the school's reading interventionist position. The reading interventionist position focuses on the response-to-intervention (known as Rti) with at-risk students in all grades. All students in 3rd grade are required to pass the IREAD-3 program and this position is critical in impacting positive results for this state test.
For additional photos, see the school's photo gallery here. All photos were taken by local photographer and supporter, Erica Salmon.