Fortville Elementary School and McCordsville Elementary School recently celebrated the month of racing by hosting "Kindy 500." All kindergarteners decorate a box as a race car, and race or take a lap in front of an audience of parents. The festivities end with medals, milk, and lots of smiles.
Fortville Elementary School's "Kindy 500" began with the choir singing the National Anthem, followed by a "pace car" (decorated bike) with Art Teacher Mr. Reifel leading the first lap. Each child took a parade lap waving to the audience and then each class took one more fast lap. All participants received a medal placed on them by a 500 Princess, and grabbed a milk to take back to the classroom. The kindergarteners got into the spirit last week with an official Pace Car and several 500 Princesses visiting.
McCordsville Elementary School hosted their "Kindy 500" with Indy 500 Broadcaster Paul Page announcing each race. An official pace car and several 500 Princesses helped launch the day with a parade into the gym. From there each kindergartener competed and ran the stretch of the gym wearing their "cars." The winner was awarded a trophy, ribbon, milk and picture with Paul Page, princesses and a pace car. A former Mt. Vernon High School graduate was the 500 Princess who had the honors of awarding the winner with his trophy and milk.