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Roan Hosts Annual Exploration and Discovery Day

Roan School recently hosted their second annual RED (Roan's Exploration and Discovery) Day. Third, fourth and fifth grade students participated in a non-traditional school day- attending out of the box classes, helping with a service project and traveling to Dalton High School to learn about different sports.

"What an authentic experience for our Bobcats," said Media Specialist Shauna Sanders. "RED Day focuses on exploring new things and discovering new interests."

The event kicked off with excitement from Dalton High School Football Coach Matt Land. He encouraged the students to STAY - stay the course, don't give up, be tough and try, keep a good attitude, and not to yield.

Students chose two morning sessions to attend at Roan. Classes available included 3D printing, virtual reality, cake pop making, chess, yoga, escape rooms, technology tools and toys, building a garden in a bottle, acting class with the DHS drama students, band instruments with Dalton Middle School band members, and many more.

During their lunch hour, students helped assemble more than 150 toiletry bags for The City of Refuge.

After lunch, all fourth and fifth grade students went to DHS and learned about two different sports. They got to meet the coaches and some players and spent a few minutes running drills associated with the sport.

Roan School would like to thank several volunteers within DPS: Jeff McKinney, Steve Bartoo, Wes Phinney, Daisy Cardona, Chris Caputi, Kellie Erwin, Nick Sun, Rachel Bray, Janet Hewitt, Matt Land and Whitney Hollifield.

View some of the photos from the day below.