Last year, Eisenhower Middle School received a Kansas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Innovation grant to start a colorguard, dance and cheer team. With the grant money, they purchased t-shirts, pep band music, poles and flags. The KU Colorguard also donated a stunning set of flags and poles to expand Ike's new collection.
The Eisenhower MS Colorguard's first appearance was in last Friday's Highland Park High School homecoming parade, where 5th grade students from Ross Elementary also joined in.
"We're so excited about this collaboration between not only great staff members, but also three schools," said Sandra Ortiz, physical education teacher at Eisenhower. "This offers our students the opportunity to be physcally active, become leaders and build spirit of the game."
We couldn't agree more-- way to go, Ike Colorguard!!