MUST GOBBLE JOG
For the past five years, Cornerstone Prep has encouraged families to support the MUST Gobble Jog by joining the school’s team. Each year the team has grown larger as word has spread of how much fun the day is. This year, the school was thrilled to win first place for the fifth year in a row with their largest team yet with over 92 members.
“It is awesome that we’ve won this for five years now,” said Jeanne Borders, head of school, “It just shows how supportive our families are of us and of great organizations like MUST. Plus, families know it is a fun way to start off your Thanksgiving morning.”
The idea for a school team originally came Kaye Cagle, director of marketing/public relations for MUST and wife of Cornerstone coach/teacher Bob Cagle. “Kaye asked me about starting a Cornerstone Prep Gobble Jog team five years ago,” said Jeanine Marlow, director of communications & marketing, “My immediate family already participated, so I thought it would be fun to invite my Cornerstone family. It just grew from there.”
All ages participate on the school’s team--from babies in strollers to grandparents--holding true to the school’s family community. Another joy is seeing alumni who return each year to walk/run and see old friends.
A new event this year is the brainchild of Drama and Music Teacher Katy Simmons, and one we know will be especially sweet. Mrs. Simmons envisions a gingerbread replica of our new campus home to delight all our students and staff. You’ve probably seen the invitations to be a part of this project. Gingerbread bakers are still needed.
“I was thrilled with Katy's suggestion to get this project going, and marveled at her creativity in thinking of the idea to begin with!” said Mrs. Borders, “She's so well organized and excited that she's gotten everyone eagerly anticipating the fun we'll have.”
Mrs. Simmons said she was motivated to undertake such a massive project because she wants the students to share in her love for Cornerstone and Christmas all pulled into one. “Our new school is such a gift from God. Decorating a mini-gingerbread school helps us thank God together for what He has done in a fun festive way,” she said.
Mrs. Borders echoed her sentiments, “At Cornerstone we want our students and parents to be involved in everything school related, so getting the families involved in this project is an extension of who we are as a school. Our scripture theme for this year, 1 Peter 2:5, ‘And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual house’ reflects that the people inside the building are most important, but we also have the gift of a new campus to praise God for!
The goal is to have the gingerbread campus complete by this Friday, December 4, so everyone, but especially students, can enjoy it for the last two weeks of the semester. “I hope we will all gain a sense of what we can accomplish when we work together,” said Mrs. Simmons.
Both these events allow our students, staff, and families to integrate home and school while loving and glorifying God in all that we do. Just as the most exquisite tapestries are made with artists working together, so it is with a University Model® school. You need everyone, working hand in hand, to create one of the most wondrous tapestries of all--a life made in the image of God, equipped and prepared for the next stage.