Fun, Fast, Fundraiser: Pilgrim Lutheran’s Jogathon 2013 Was a Success

Pilgrim Lutheran School (PLS) successfully held its 4th Annual School Jog-A-Thon last month and successfully raised $13,386.
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BEAVERTON, Ore. - Nov. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Pilgrim students from preschoolers to eighth-graders jogged, walked, and sprinted in this year’s Jogathon fundraiser. The 140 students ran in four, 20-minute events, from a giggling gallop around the gym for the three-year-olds to more serious athletics at the outdoor track for the older students. Pit stops for water and orange slices were available for the runners, with parents and grandparents serving as “pit crews” and the cheering section.

Principal Herold and Jogathon Coach Sue Hergert ran along with the kids. At the final event, after being lapped multiple times, Principal Herold even posed a good-natured race challenge to the speediest middle schoolers, as each vied for the “finish line.”

This fourth annual Jogathon will provide funds for improving Pilgrims programs, including:

·  repairs to the sound system in the gym

·  sports equipment and uniforms

·  art literacy

·  technology tools like iPads

·  classroom educational tools like digital projectors

·  a part-time PE teacher for the lower grades!

About Pilgrim Lutheran School

Pilgrim Lutheran School is an accredited school providing education for preschool 3 through eighth grade. Besides raising funding for their school, Pilgrim Lutheran students donate weekly to help other children around the world including mosquito nets for African families and local homeless shelters and food banks. Many of the student body participate in an elective 24-Hour Famine in order to raise funds for charity, and participants do not get the day off school.

Pilgrim Lutheran offers music, drama, athletics, hot lunches, and childcare.  Pilgrim has a low student-teacher ratios with the largest class currently at 19 students.  Since 2008, Pilgrim Lutheran School has been at either the 95th or 96th percentile of schools taking the nationally standardized Iowa Test of Basic Skills test, putting the school in the top 4-5% in the nation.  Several children have been selected for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. Nearly all (approximately 99%) of Pilgrim’s students go on to college or university after high school.

For more or information call our school office 503-644-8697 or email  More information can be found by visiting

Heidi Olson
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