USD 490 schools raised nearly $2,000 for United Way of El Dorado during their coin collection competitions October 26 - November 6.
The elementary schools raised $1,352.85 during their Pennies By the Pound Campaign October 26-30.
Classes at each building competed to see who could bring in the most pounds of pennies the last week of October. The winning class at each elementary school received a pizza party as a reward.
Mrs. Cogan's kindergarten class won at Grandview with a whopping 86.8 pounds of pennies.
Mrs. Eldridge's second grade class won at Blackmore with 72.4 pounds.
At Skelly, Mrs. Gingerich's fifth grade won with a total of 43.8 pounds.
El Dorado High School hosted Penny Wars as a class competition to see which grade level class could raise the most money. The seniors won, and the school raised $310.
El Dorado Middle School collected different types of coins each day during the first week of November. They were able to raise $189 to add to the district total.
The donations will be used by United Way to fund programs that help local families throughout the year.