“Go play in the highway” takes on a whole new meaning every Halloween when we shove 700 District 6 fourth and fifth graders into the street and have them start running up Table Rock Road. One might wonder if having 700 kids in one place is ever a good idea, yet every year the Sams Valley Mini-Marathon brings out the best in our students. The 2011 event was won buy Jantz Tostenson, who set a record for the “new course.” Jantz completed the 3.1 mile (5k) race in 20 minutes and 56 seconds. Other CPE placers for the boys included Dylan Kinney (3rd), Ethan Scott (8th), and Carson Hampton (10th). Paige Birmingham finished 2nd among girls (and first among 4th grade girls, making her the pre-race favorite for the 2012 event), Nicole Baker, 4th, and Alejandra Pulido, 9th. The Top Team Trophy went to Central Point Elementary with 37 points. Congrats to all the six hundred and sixty eight students who finished this year’s event. Also, a special thanks to the parent-volunteers who assisted, to our local PTO for its support, to all the folks who contributed photos such as Wednesday and Tammie, and to Roady the Roadrunner and Jags the Jaguar for their silent gestures of encouragement!