Abigail Mays, a special needs student at Lake Waco Montessori, will be able to swing if the school wins a prize from the Clorox.
Montessori school hoping for Clorox award
Lake Waco Montessori, where including special needs students in most every activity is commonplace, is trying to win $50,000 from the Clorox Company to help build a playground that is accessible to all students. But the school needs your help!
Lake Waco found out about the Clorox Company "Power a Bright Future" program from Melissa Mays, the parent of Abigail Mays, a special needs student at the school. With the backing of Principal Dr. Robin McDurham, Lake Waco is now earnestly asking the community for support.
"We are already well known for our practice of inclusion," said McDurham. "Now we want to extend that practice to our playground."
Adults and kids 13 and older may vote online or by text message. To vote online, go to www.PowerABrightFuture.com
and search for "Waco" and Lake Waco Montessori Magnet’s page will appear.
To vote by text message, simply text "clorox7102" to 44144. (Please be aware that message and data rates may apply).
You may vote one time every day (once online and once via text each day), and be sure to spread the word! The program that receives the highest number of votes will be awarded a $50,000 grand prize grant. The runner-up will receive a $25,000 grant and one additional school will receive a $25,000 judge’s choice grant.
With these easy steps, you’ll help give Lake Waco Montessori’s children with disabilities an opportunity to enjoy playing alongside their peers and allow life-changing friendships to flourish.
The voting will continue through December 9, 2011.
Lake Waco Montessori offers instruction in pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade and middle school instruction through eighth-grade utilizing the Montessori method curriculum in multi-age classrooms. The school also features an environmental studies program to help students learn the importance of taking care of the environment. The special education program at Lake Waco Montessori provides a life skills program for handicapped students who have the opportunity to become friends and partners in learning, through age 18.