Roseville students walk the ‘Monster Mash Mile’

Raise more than $20,000 for technology, library books for Cooley Middle School
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Cooley Middle School students got plenty of exercise circling the track Monday. But this wasn’t for physical education class. The kids walked — dressed as donuts, 1980s girls, superheroes and more — as part of the “Monster Mash Mile” to raise money for the school’s biggest annual fundraiser. They also played games such as tug of war, pyramid building and relay races. Meanwhile, sixth-grade teacher Don Loudon dressed in a tutu as a “Candy Fairy Zombie.” Last year, he was just a Candy Fairy. But this year he “killed (a student), ate her brains and stole her dress.” The school’s Parent Teacher Club hosted the event, which raised more than $20,000 in pledges, said volunteer organizer Heather Hyatt. The money will go toward technology equipment, new library books and other supplies. “We’re very thankful to our parents,” said Principal Karen Calkins. “It’s huge stuff.” ~ Sena Christian