Uber Asphalt contestants carry an inflatable shark on a stretcher while racing through a tire obstacle
at Big Shark Bicycle Co. There were seven obstacles throughout the city that the teams had to manuever.
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Lassoing pony kegs at Atomic Cowboy in The Grove neighborhood and using logic to solve a water puzzle at the Flying Saucer downtown were some of the obstacles teams of bicyclists faced in Uber Asphalt, on July 20. There were 97 teams that signed up to participate.  

At the Muny, in true performing fashion, Uber Asphalt teams had to select and sing a song to receive a coupon for a Dogtown Pizza, then head to their next challenge or cross the finish line at Life For Life Academy.  
   We would like to thank the following businesses for letting us set up obstacles at their locations:
   We would also like to thank New Belgium Brewery and Dogtown Pizza for providing prizes for Uber Asphalt.
   And a big THANK YOU to our Uber Asphalt sponsors:
    The Uber Asphalt fundraiser benefited Lift For Life Academy and Trailnet.
    Click here to see the race results.

High School first day of school - Aug. 12
Middle School first day of school - Aug. 13
2nd Annual Cupcake 5k and Bottle Cap Dash - Nov. 9


   The Middle School 5th Mission summer school session was a perfect opportunity to teach our incoming 6th graders about gardening. During the month of June, art teachers Laura Beckman and Alicia Brand, with help from 6th grade teachers Cheri Nahlik and Amber Morgan, guided the new students in weeding, watering and planting four beds.

   Several students said that the experience was fun and not as boring as they expected it to be.

   The theme for this year's gardening project was salsa. Beckman said they planted a variety of tomatoes, such as better boy, pink lady, beef steak and a hybrid. They also planted peppers, including anaheim, pablano, chili and a zesty hybrid. The students and staff spent many hot summer mornings hauling bags of topsoil, turning over soil and plotting the square foot cells. 

   The result is we now have more than 80 plants growing in the garden. When school begins in August, the tomatoes and peppers should be ripe for picking. Beckman said the plan is for the 6th grade gardeners to harvest the veggies and turn them into salsa. 

   A shout-out goes to Marshall Cohen and Bayer's Garden Shop for donating plants and supplies. A big thank you also goes to Charlie Rice for watering the garden during the summer break.

   Thank you Lift For Life Academy for a successful summer planting season!