August 27, 2021
Sebring students and their families celebrated the end of summer and back to school with the Friends of Sebring Parks’ 1st Annual End of Summer Bash on August 21.
The event was put on by the Friends of the Sebring Parks, partnering with The Emily Waseman Foundation, PIE (Partners In Education), parent/staff volunteers and CARE Team.
Students were encouraged to bring family and friends to the event, with points earned for each guest who attended with them. The students rallied together and generated outstanding participation from their friends and family, with more than 200 students, friends, family and supporters attending the event.
Sebring students, friends and family gathered at the South Side Sebring Parks to enjoy music and dancing, food, a bounce house, games, prizes, and a movie. There was a game of “Let’s Make a Deal” and a scavenger hunt which included B.L. Miller’s popular purple “Feed the Locker” which is part of the school’s award-winning PBIS program. KONA ICE made a special appearance with refreshing treats for those in attendance. The evening concluded with a screening of Disney Pixar’s ‘Soul.’
Prizes for the event were donated by Cinemark in Alliance, Funtimes Fun Park (Alliance), The Troll Hole Museum and other community donations. The Emily Waseman Foundation provided two baskets in appreciation to Sebring teachers and staff.
After the event, guest points were added by class. Many classes were close, but the ‘coolest’ class that earned the most points through guest participation is Mrs. Scrhoeder’s class, which will celebrate with a pizza party featuring a special guest in September!
“We’re excited to see such great involvement from our students and their families,” says Jill Dennis, Sebring’s CARE Team Coordinator. “And we couldn’t be more thankful for the continued support of community organizations - especially Friends of the Sebring Parks - volunteers, parents/families and businesses as we create lasting partnerships which make an event like this possible. This is what makes our community so wonderful.”