On Tuesday, Sept. 14, principals and staff from Hayes Elementary, Pine Mountain Middle, and Kennesaw Mountain High School visited Ellison Lakes Apartments to host a community ice cream social! More than 80 kids and their families enjoyed cold treats, while getting to meet and greet principals David Pearce of Hayes Primary, Teresa Watson of Hayes Intermediate, Lisa Jackson of Pine Mountain Middle and Dr. Kevin Daniel of Kennesaw Mountain High School.
“I think this was a beautiful creative way to bring the residential and the academic communities together”, said Eboni Holmes, parent of Hayes third and fifth graders.
This was the first time all “Mustang Nation” schools planned an event together, and they thought an ice cream party would be a fun and refreshing way to start. The event was filled with kids smiling , laughing and occasionally dancing to the music. Parents were happy to see their children smile and gave many thanks to the schools for taking the time to have the event. “This was good for the kids to see their school care about their community,” said Mason Vinson, Hayes Elementary parent.
Kennesaw Mountain High School’s Main Link students and staff also volunteered at the event. KMHS senior class president Davis Owen said, “We want to help out our community in every way we can. It is very important for KMHS to be active in the community and always give back.”
“There will be many more events like this one held at Ellison Lakes,” affirmed Bridget Francis of Vista Property Management. “Mustang Nation” schools would like to give special thanks to, Stevie B’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A, NorthStar Church, Success for all Students, Girls Inc., and Culture Connect for their support.