September 25, 2018
We are excited to host our first St. Croix Prep Marathon in our new Prep Athletic Stadium! This is not only a great day filled with outdoor activity and community building, we also use this event to close the funding gap between our school and other Stillwater public schools. St. Croix Prep does not receive any of the local tax levy funds that the local district receives. This ‘gap’ amounts to over $1.5 million per year. We must work together to close this funding gap for our students.
Our goal is to raise $100,000. With these funds raised, St. Croix Prep will purchase new ceiling mounted projectors and speakers for all classrooms. Existing projectors are over 9 years old and have lost clarity and visibility. The projectors are used to display online textbooks, teacher notes and online videos. The new projectors and speakers will provide optimal viewing of important educational resources for both teachers and students.
Over the past seven years, this even has raised over $625,000 for academics at St. Croix Prep. Purchases have included: 200 Chromebooks, field trips, textbooks, SMART Boards, built-in cabinets for classrooms, mobile computer labs, classroom literature, and student scholarships.
The St. Croix Prep Marathon is the only event that includes every student and staff member. We set a goal for each student to raise a minimum of $65 and offer a Marathon t-shirt as a thank you for this generous contribution. Students going above the $65 donation are eligible for additional prizes. Students and staff will raise funds through the day of the race, October 10.
Let’s continue to work together to enrich our student’s classroom experience at St. Croix Prep. With these tools, we strive to build a place where academic excellence is achieved, while at the same time providing a learning community that helps our students not just survive in life, but thrive in life.
We invite you to support the students at St. Croix Prep today! To donate to a specific student, type their name in the search area.
Thank you very much for your support!