New school plans 5K to raise funds

DACULA -- Angela Patton, a speech-language pathologist, founded the Sage School so children with dyslexia and other language learning differences could get a quality education in a Christian environment.

Using the research-based methods to teach the students is costly, but Patton said she doesn't want cost to be a barrier to any family who has a child who could benefit from the specialized school.

Sage School recently received tax-exempt, nonprofit status -- specifically, 501(c)(3) -- and Patton said she plans to apply for grant money for the school.

Additionally, a 5K will take place later this month to raise awareness and money for the school, which opened in August and is currently housed at Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church.

The Monster Dash, scheduled for Oct. 30, will start and end at the church, looping through Little Mulberry Park. The suggested entry fee is $20, plus two books for the school's library.

Patton said the books should be age-appropriate. The school currently has nine students in grades 2 to 5, but the strategic plan calls for the school to offer grades 1 to 8.

Registration is available through www.active.com.

For more information about the school, visit www.sageschool.net.