A school’s main goal is educating children, but on June 12, two days before summer vacation, Devers Elementary Parent/Teacher Organization and faculty took time out to thank students by hosting inaugural Devers Activity Day.

“Many years ago, there used to be a celebration of our school community and we (the Parent/Teacher Organization) wanted to reinvigorate the school,” said Lorra-Lee Legoas, vice president of Devers Elementary PTO. “Each year lots of Families come and go and this event just allows us to all come together and share a good time.”

Devers Activity Day included a lot of activities such as potato sack races and tug-o-wars. The day also featured a water theme for students to enjoy and a dunk tank was available, as well as super soaker target competition and water relay races.

Devers Activity Day was filled with physical activities, but the highlight of the day was a unique learning opportunity for students.

“The best thing for me is that I get to teach kids about reptiles so that they don’t have the same stigmas that comes from not understanding reptiles,” said Eichele. “I hope that kids learn that reptiles are great as long as you respect and understand them.”

“Today’s turnout has been fantastic not only because the kids loved it, but also because we had a lot of military men, women and Family members who wanted to volunteer their time here,” said Legoas. “Hopefully this will be a great kickoff for the summer.”