Fox Prairie Elementary School families raised more than $11,000 through a Fox Trot fun run in October for playground improvements.

The event, which was coordinated with the school’s Working For Kids group, rallied a total of $11,735 that will be used for new equipment.

Students collected pledges and donations for laps they ran on the Fox Prairie grounds on Oct. 20.

In total, the kid ran 6,702 laps — an equivalent of 394 miles, which is more than the distance between Stoughton and St. Louis, Missouri, according to a Stoughton Area School District newsletter.

An assembly was held Friday, Nov. 3, to celebrate the success of the event. Five students who raised the most money were able to “slime” principal Krista Huntley Rogers.

To view photos of the event, and a video of the students “sliming” Huntley Rogers, visit

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