EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
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Due West School’s Boosterthon Fun Run to teach kids fitness

On Thursday, Due West Elementary School in Marietta will be hosting a Boosterthon Fun Run.

The Boosterthon is a nine-day program that focuses on teaches young students the importance of fitness. The participants will learn new fitness tips, leadership skills, and character exercises. At the end of the nine day experience, the students run laps in a “fun-run” to demonstrate what they learned throughout the program.

There are 1,000 partner schools with Boosterthon, and this year they will join together to donate nearly 275,000 meals to the High Five Meal Drive program. Boosterthon is dedicated to serving others and teaching children the importance of health and leadership.

Due West Elementary is at 3900 Due West Road NW, Marietta.

Wheeler plans 5K fundraiser April 26

On April 26, Wheeler High School’s Health Occupations Students of America will be hosting their second 5K fundraiser.

Last year, the 5K raised money for the nonprofit organization Smile Train. This year, HOSA plans on using the money earned through the 5K to contribute to Darius Goes West, an organization that focuses on muscular dystrophy patients. The event will be run by the students in the HOSA club at Wheeler.

For more information, contact Wheeler HOSA at wheelerhosaclub@gmail.com.

Orchestra moving into Marietta auditorium

In August, Marietta High School opened a new auditorium where the Georgia Symphony Orchestra will be moving this summer.

In February 2012, Marietta residents approved of a $7 million bond that was used to build a new, state-of-the-art performance space at Marietta High School. A total of $9 million was spent on this new facility, using both school funds and public funds. Because a large contribution for the auditorium came from public funding, the school plans to share the facility with the community for public, outside-of-school events.

Marietta High School Performing Arts Center Manager David Dubose said the big move is a wonderful opportunity for the students to study with professional musicians and performers. The Georgia Symphony Orchestra began in Marietta, and its return is very exciting for the locals who have a great appreciation for music.

“They are a significant part of the cultural richness that makes the Marietta community what it is,” said Dubose in reference to the orchestra.

The new auditorium will give the audience a more intimate experience with its special acoustic design, and it can accommodate a larger capacity. The center can be used by elementary school students, professional performers (such as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet), and anyone in between.

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra’s next performance season begins in the fall, and they will kick-off with their first Master Works concert on Oct. 18.thon Fun Run to teach kids fitness

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