Keith Elementary celebrates World Down Syndrome Day with a 1K walk/run for charity
Keith Elementary celebrated World Down Syndrome Day on Tuesday, March 21, by raising awareness within its school and raising money for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network of Michigan.
The Dragons participated in a 1K walk/run during their recess, which is three laps around the walking track, and sold t-shirts with all the proceeds benefiting the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network of Michigan. The t-shirts read, “In a world with endless possibilities, celebrate differences, choose kindness, see the able. World Down Syndrome Day.” Every student was also given a unique pair of fun socks to wear, which were donated to a school by a parent.
On Thursday, March 16, principal Marci Augenstein conducted a school wide presentation teaching her students about World Down Syndrome Day with the message, “Making New Friends: It is important for us to learn about people who are different from us so that we can understand and not be afraid of others.”