Dacusville Elementary gets Lowe’s education grant

DACUSVILLE — The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,100 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to Dacusville Elementary School in Dacusville for construction of a nature trail and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Dacusville Elementary is one of 593 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant during its fall 2016 grants cycle for improvement projects.
The physical education teachers at Dacusville Elementary School have created a mile-long nature trail. The trail winds through a southern pine forest before dropping into a hardwood valley lined by a small flowing stream. Students will be able to use the trail for in-school field trips. A disc golf course is also being installed along the trail for recreational use and for physical education classes.
“Dacusville Elementary is so proud of its disc golf course. said former Dacusville assistant principal Dr. Del Freitag. “It is a project that has energized the students with interest and staff alike with the fun and skills that it will entail. This grant means our students get to enjoy more ‘hands-on’ physical movement and skill training like eye-hand coordination, wrist technique, aiming skill, target projection, participant safety, taking turns, scoring, adjustment for wind, cooperation in team play and patience as students get better through practice.
“It falls right in line with our life skills and lifelong guidelines to help make us better learners and friends here.”
The course designers were the Dacusville Elementary P.E. teachers Carl Joye and Jason Moody and Upstate Disc Golf Club president Todd Lion. The course work was done by parents, teachers, students, administrators and local community members.
Disc golf is an inexpensive physical activity the entire family can enjoy. The course is open to the public during non-school times. No smoking, drinking alcohol or any other questionable activities are allowed on the course.