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Jefferson Creates Warrior-Themed Obstacle Course

Jefferson Elementary students enjoyed a warrior-themed obstacle course of their own during the final weeks of the school year. Students were able to push their limits and set goals for continual improvement. Through this process, students can build physical strength and have fun at the same time.

Jefferson Elementary teacher Janna Simcoe visited the Lake Claire Fitness Course –and with the help of Sandy Monce, Jamie George, Rachel Jensen and Principal Kyle Carter—began to dream of what an obstacle course may look like at the school. While they had the vision, it took the help of many to make it reality.

Two local contractors, Daniel Schlatter of Inglenook LLC and David Johnson of Signature Building and Design, worked with the school team to design and plan for the various obstacles. Jefferson Elementary PTO Secretary, Marla Schlatter, worked with members of the local community to seek donors for each obstacle. 

Donors include:
David Johnson, Signature Building & Design, LLC - bobcat work to remove sod excavate at each station, and drill holes for support posts
Daniel Schlatter, Inglenook, LLC - station design, materials list and delivery, coordinating volunteer work days
Kilburn Family - monkey bars
Smith Tire - donated used tires for stutter steps (tire run)
Light Rail Cafe - over/under bars
Brian Peterson Real Estate - balance beams
Denny & Glenda Duncan - rock wall
Kosciusko REMC - rope walk
Da-Lite, Legrand Better Communities Committee - incline/decline ladders
The Olive Branch, Spice Merchants - seesaw balance board
Jefferson Elementary School PTO - fence (not installed yet)


Jefferson Elementary would like to thank Marla Schlatter for raising the funds for the project and the many generous donors who provided their financial support. In addition, Jefferson would like to thank Inglenook LLC and Signature Building and Design for their assistance during the construction process. The project would also not have been possible without the contribution of various volunteers who assisted with the build as well as PTO President Kim Dawson and future president Jeri Purdy for their support. 

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