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Cool School Plunge at Discovery Middle School postponed

It will be rescheduled and the new date is expected to be determined next week.

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Discovery Middle School students gasp after jumping into the cold water during the annual Cool School Plunge, which took place in March 2021. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 14. Echo Press file photo

ALEXANDRIA โ€“ Because of a looming snow storm, organizers have been a decision postpone the Cool School Plunge at Discovery Middle School. The Special Olympics Minnesota event was scheduled for Friday, Jan. 14, but will be reschedule. The new date is yet to be determined, but organizers are expected to decide that next week.

Donations are still being accepting. See previous story below.

Story from Wednesday, Jan. 12:

The annual Cool School Plunge is set to take place this Friday, Jan. 14, at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. In addition to raising money for Special Olympics Minnesota, the DMS Cool School Plunge raises money for the DMS Unified Club

The event will start at 2 p.m. with a pep fest event in the gym and then the plunge will start at 2:30 p.m. on the north side of the school.

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This will be the fourth year for the event, which has raised more than $107,000 in its three-year history. Last year, there were 353 plungers who raised about $46,000.

According to Lukas Gotto, who is in charge of the event, as well as the technology integration specialist and community engagement coordinator for Alexandria Public Schools, the livestream link will be posted on the school website, shared on social media and emailed/texted to families the day of the event.

Donations can be made via the DMS page on the Polar Plunge site, www.plungemn.org/events/alexandria-cool-school/.

Plunge is heating up

Alexandria Police Chief Scott Kent has challenged Alexandria Superintendent Rick Sansted via a video on the APD's Facebook page .

Kent has started a donation page for himself and the superintendent for the Supt/Chief challenge .

Sansted accepted the challenge by posting his own video on the Alexandria Public Schools Facebook page.

Follow along the challenge on the APD's Facebook page .

Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.
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