Slime Time As MCS Celebrates Kids HEART Challenge

Mr. Howard Gets Slimed

Mr. Howard gets slimed!

A famous frog once said “It’s not easy being green,” but turning green for a good cause certainly makes the prospect more appealing. 

Four members of the Madison Central School family were covered in slime as elementary students celebrated another successful year of the American Heart Association’s Kids HEART Challenge on Tuesday, June 14th. 


During the Kids HEART challenge, students raise money for the American Heart Association while also learning how to take care of themselves, and each other over the course of a one month period. Participating in the challenge has become a tradition, with 2022 marking Madison’s thirteenth time participating.


The HEART Challenge effort at MCS is led by physical education teachers Mrs. Payge Miller and Mr. Seth Howard.

Students raised money from February 28th until March 25th in hopes of meeting a school-wide fundraising goal of $6,000. Our students met and exceeded the challenge set before them with an incredible effort, raising a new school record total of $11,369.70! The third grade led the way among all grade levels with $2,676, while Mr. Matteson’s class was the top classroom. 

As a reward for a job well done, four members of our staff agreed to sit on the proverbial hot seat and get buckets and cups of slime poured over them by the top student fundraisers:

-Superintendent of Schools - Mr. Jason Mitchell
-Elementary Principal - Mrs. LeeAnn Cucci
-Physical Education Teacher - Mrs. Payge Miller
-Physical Education Teacher - Mr. Seth Howard


Here’s to giving back, and better health!