Cookie Dough Nets $9,200 for EVMS

Cookie Dough Nets $9,200 for EVMS
Posted on 11/07/2018
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Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS) went ‘dough to dough’ in the Parent Teacher Organization’s (PTO) annual cookie dough fundraiser. In total, the gross sales were equivalent to more than $23,000. The school earns about 40 percent of total gross sales, bringing the net total to $9,200. A total of 1,547 units were sold.

“We mostly wanted to thank all of the community members, parents and family members of our students for finding value in education,” Jaclyn Henley, EVMS PTO president, said. “This annual fundraiser provides an invaluable funding resource to help educate students in Carson City.”

The top three fundraisers from the school each earned a cash prize. Drew Coburn, a 12-year-old 7th grader, earned $100 for First Place, selling 112 units. Abby Elliott, a 13-year-old 8th grader, earned $75 for Second Place, selling 69 units. And Haley Sisk, a 12-year-old 6th grader, earned $50 for Third Place, selling 55 units.

“Our students and our PTO members are the real super heroes in all of this,” said Lee Conley, principal for Eagle Valley Middle School. “Without their concerted efforts year-in and year-out, our school would not have near as much of what we need to educate our growing and probably our city’s most valuable population…our students.”

The money, raised for the PTA, will be used to support and enhance the students’ education through various enrichment activities throughout the year including a new volleyball net and standards, athletic uniforms, family bingo nights, 8th grade ‘Fun in the Sun’ promotion activities, a new digital school sign and much more. Last year, similar monies were used to purchase new benches, picnic tables and a communication television board.