Seckman Middle School Ice Bucket Challenge

Fox C-6 Schools Raise Money for Charity, Local Family
Posted on 08/25/2014
SMS Staff Get Chilly

August 25, 2014

IMPERIAL, MO • Seckman Middle School was one of just several schools in the Fox C-6 District to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a "progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord."† The Ice Bucket Challenge, which involves participants having a bucket of ice water dumped over them, began appearing on social media as a way to raise money and awareness for the disease. Nearly $50 million has already been raised worldwide.

SMS Ice Buckets

Staff Members Nick Baer, Susan Casey, Tim Meeks, Jeff Perry, Ashley Cox get doused in ice water to raise money for a local family affected by ALS.

SMS raised $966.25 during a week of fundraising with students and staff. The money will go directly to a local family affected by ALS and to the Rascals Foundation. The family has two students currently in the Fox District.

Other Fox C-6 Schools, including staff from Guffey Elementary, Lone Dell Elementary, and Seckman High School, have raised money and participated in the challenge. As part of the challenge, these schools have challenged others in the district and more buildings are expected to participate, including Fox C-6 Central Office.

Seckman Middle had 29 staff members participate, including Principal Dr. Tammy Cardona and Assistant Principal Mr. Kolin Peterson. Below is a full list of SMS staff participants:

Tim Meeks
Prudence Willard    
Nick Baer
Ashley Cox   
Angie Moore 
Michael Zaretzky
Joel Reed    
Brian Dale      
Madelyn Layman
Kolin Peterson 

Michelle Stokes  
Jeff Perry
Tammy Cardona  
Jessica Fisk  
Linda Brakemeyer
Gail McKay  
Dianne Mueller  
Dawn Lehmann
Debbie Stotler  
Jesse Lomax  

Greg Smith
Dana Stilwell    
Joe Simino
Emily VonFeldt 
Rachel Wohlers
Carla Tesreau  
Amy Kasten
Kelly Wason  
Dave Wucher

SMS Group Photo

To view more photos from the Ice Bucket Challenge, visit the gallery by clicking here.

For updates, news, information, and more, be sure to follow the district on Twitter @FoxC6Schools.

†Information provided by the ALS Association.