• 46°

‘The Maverick Mile’ takes off at Mill Creek on Sept. 20

The ‘independents’ will be running when “The Maverick Mile” starts at Mill Creek Elementary School on Sept. 20.
"The Maverick Mile" is the year's only fundraiser for Mill Creek Elementatry School.

“We ask students to get pledges for each lap they will run,” PTA president Kara Lingerfelt said. “With parents’ permission, students may contact friends and relatives. Our goal is to raise $50,000.”

Several days before the event, the PTA announced that $9,334 already had been pledged. The Maverick Mile, named for the school’s mascot, is Mill Creek’s only fundraiser for the year.

“Our PTA, staff, students and parents make The Maverick Mile successful,” principal Melanie Barkley said. “This is our third year to have The Maverick Mile, and it just keeps getting better — thanks to all the hard work of the team.”

Barkley expects all of Mill Creek’s 932 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will participate. “The goal is to continue to make Mill Creek the best it can be for our students, parents and teachers,” Barkley said.

Students will race The Maverick Mile on two modified tracks on the school’s soccer field.

Starting early at 8:15 a.m., students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and developmentally delayed classes will take to the tracks first. At 9:20 a.m., the fifth- and sixth-graders will run laps.

The next group will be the third- and fourth-grade classes at 10:25 a.m. After lunch, the first- and second-graders will hit the tracks at 12:15 p.m.

“Parents are invited,” Barkley said. “After the run, the collections (for pledges) will take place during the week.”

Mill Creek PTA will use proceeds to purchase and install a complete, full-sized basketball court near the playground. “Teachers also receive 10 percent of their classroom pledges for classroom supplies,” Lingerfelt said.

“We do not use sponsors for this event. Mill Creek PTA hosts The Maverick Mile independently. We use the talents of parents and teachers and much hard work,” Lingerfelt said.

“They do an excellent job,” Barkley said.

Madison

How to submit your child’s “Letter to Santa”

Events

Neighbors: Community theater groups in Decatur to stage ‘ELF: The Musical’

Events

Driving Nights for Galaxy of Lights begin today at Huntsville Botanical Garden

Events

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Polar Express Christmas Tree Trail lighting and Wassail Fest being held Friday in downtown Madison

Bob Jones High School

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Former Patriot named assistant director of coaching at North Alabama SC

Digital Version

Check out the new issue of Madison Living Magazine

James Clemens High School

James Clemens medical and drama students, first responders simulate trauma scene

Bob Jones High School

Scholarships at stake in American Legion oratorical contest

Bob Jones High School

Nichols’ podcast avers multi-disciplines feed theatre

Business

Town Madison becomes city’s first Arts & Entertainment District

Events

Asbury Church to present “Lessons & Carols: The Songs of Christmas” on Dec. 4

Events

Christmas at Burritt on the Mountain

Events

Madison Community Band to present “Christmas Journey”

Events

Winter Park at The Orion Amphitheater is now open!

Harvest

Still Serving Veterans named ‘Nonprofit of the Year

James Clemens High School

Markowitz, Odom and Wyche earn BBB’s ‘Torch Award for Ethics’

Bob Jones High School

Arslanbekov of Madison merits first place in von Braun Symposium

Harvest

Civic-minded groups help Madison’s blood supply

Events

Fantasy Playhouse’s “A Christmas Carol” to open Dec. 2

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse uses grant for technical theatre lab

Events

Rocket City Christmas Light Show in Madison returns Friday

Bob Jones High School

Reflections fine arts gives outlet for students’ creativity

Events

Madison natives, The Beasley Brothers, plan annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theater Dec. 15

Madison natives, The Beasley Brothers, plan annual Christmas concert at the Princess Theater Dec. 15

Madison

Huntsville International Airport: TSA expects surge in travel volume for Thanksgiving, stresses preparedness

x