Cravens Elementary, Estes Elementary, Foust Elementary, Sutton Elementary and Owensboro Middle School South are participating in the nationally recognized Million Father March on August 9 which is the first day of school.  Essentially, male role models in the community will form a line in front of each school to welcome the students to school on their first day.

“We are so excited to be a part of this program.  It’s such a simple thing we can do to encourage our students to be excited for the first day of school,” said Dr. Nick Brake, OPS Superintendent.

OPS would like to invite male role models in the community to participate in the march.  Please come dressed to impress to the school of your choosing about five minutes before the time listed below for that school.

“The reason I am going to participate is I want to have a positive impact on these students’ lives.  What better way to do that than by welcoming students to school and cheering for their educational success,” said Rick Searcy, H.L. Neblett Center Director.

According to its website, “The Million Father March (MFM) is an opportunity for men to show their commitment to the educational lives of their children on the first day of school and throughout the school year. Since the Million Father March began in 2004, fathers and other significant male caregivers across the United States and around the world have gathered to accompany their children to their first day of the new school year.”

The times to participate are as follows:

  • Cravens: 7:15 a.m.
    2741 Cravens Avenue
    Contact: Dana Stanley
  • Sutton: 7:20 a.m.
    2060 Lewis Lane
    Contact: Kristin Tines
  • Estes: 7:25 a.m.
    1675 Leitchfield Rd
    Contact: Jessie Frizzell
  • Foust: 7:15 a.m.
    601 Foust Avenue
    Contact: Jen Hester
  • OMS South: 6:45 a.m.
    2631 South Griffith Avenue
    Contact: Mark Moore