Crazy Old Home Race Days at Altmar Elementary School

Like every rite of summer, Crazy Race Days at Altmar Elementary School in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District marks the end of the school year and the beginning of summer vacation.

Gabriella Scott concentrates as she maneuvers the course while balancing a raw egg on her wooden spoon during Altmar Elementary School’s Crazy Old Home Race Days at the school. Gabriella is a student in Sherrie Everett’s Universal Pre-kindergarten class at Altmar Elementary School.

Beautiful weather, friendly competition, and challenging fun events all come together for two crazy days of team participation.

Under glorious skies and lots of sunshine, the grade-level teams competed in “The Crazy Old Home Race Days” events including the Tire Roll Relay, the Ice Cream Cone Relay, Sack Race, Wooden Soup Spoon Race, Senator’s Frog Jump, Watermelon Roll and Water Bucket Relay.

A nostalgic look at Race Days from the past, some of the old fashioned favorites were brought back for this the final Altmar Elementary Crazy Race Days.

Each participant received a blue ribbon for participation, but the fun memories made during the many Crazy Race Days at Altmar Elementary School will last a long, long time.

In the fall of 2012, all elementary school students in the district will attend the combined Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School at the current APW Middle School location on County Route 22.

Universal Pre-kindergarten student Rosa Curry rolls a tire along a course during the first of many races at the recent Altmar Elementary School Crazy Old Home Race Days. The annual event at the school featured a return to old favorites for its final game day at the school. Students will attend the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School starting in the fall as part of the district’s move to a two-building single campus location within the district..
Animal Relay required participants to pick up three animals along a course, circle a cone and then return the animals to their original location before speeding across the finish line and tagging the next in line. Pictured is Payton Brown as she dashes to return the dinosaur to its hoop “home” on the course during the race.