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Third grader Alexandra Miskie, 8, stands with her grandmother, Sandra Miskie, a 20-year cancer survivor, May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. Alexandria Miskie’s paternal grandmother died of breast and lung cancer. Sandra Miskie had also been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and given a two-week life expectancy. “If I didn’t fight 20 years ago,” she said, walking with her family during the relay, “I wouldn’t have been here to see my grandchildren...

Preschooler Kailyn Misner, 4, lines up with her classmates May 8 for the second annual Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. More than 600 preschool-fifth grade students from the school walked around a neighboring park. Ahead of the event, they raised money for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society's Relay Recess provides elementary schools an abbreviated version of its Relay For Life.

Students get ready for a “fight back drill” May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. “Platoon members” stepped out from a military-like formation to recite pledges. They shouted commitments to routine exercise and healthy eating. Kindergarten-fifth grade students spent Spirit Week, April 30-May 4, learning about healthy lifestyles and raising cancer awareness.

Relay Field Day! Like Relay Recess, Relay Field Day brings Relay For Life to middle schools. Relay Field Day provides students, teachers and administrators with cancer education information, fundraising and community service to the school in a fun way. Talk to your staff partner about starting a Relay Field Day event at your school.

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Students walk along a baseball field May 8 during the second annual Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. More than 600 preschool-fifth grade students from the school sang "We Are the World," many using American Sign Language, and then walked around a neighboring park. Ahead of the event, they raised money for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society's Relay Recess provides elementary schools an abbreviated version of its Relay For Life.

Students walk along a baseball field May 8 during the second annual Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. More than 600 preschool-fifth grade students from the school sang "We Are the World," many using American Sign Language, and then walked around a neighboring park. Ahead of the event, they raised money for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society's Relay Recess provides elementary schools an abbreviated version of its Relay For Life.

Stetson Elementary School students hold a Relay Recess banner May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. Kindergarten-fifth grade students spent Spirit Week, April 30-May 4, learning about healthy lifestyles and raising cancer awareness. The two final days' events include a Relay Recess, an abbreviated version of the ACS’s national signature activity, Relay For Life. Stetson Elementary School is holding the only Relay Recess in Colorado Springs.

Sixth grader Omar Rivera, 11, seasons a hamburger Nov. 20 at Falcon Middle School in Falcon School District 49. Omar was participating in a grilling mini course, one of 45 classes offered Nov. 19-20 ahead of Thanksgiving break. The school's educators paused their regular curriculum to help sixth, seventh and eighth graders discover new interest areas and career possibilities. During registration Nov. 6, the students selected from a comprehensive list of one-day and two-day courses.

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