Parkway School teachers and staff got good and  wet in the ALS Challenge Friday afternoon—and yes, Dr. Elliott was manning one of the Deep Gap fire hoses. The new superintendent helped hose teachers like Stephen Schmal, who told their stories and made their challenges, Schmal’s challenge to the Watauga School’s Central Office, saying to the cheering Parkway staff, “I want to go ahead and challenge the central office, ‘cause I found out that they have not—so if you haven’t stepped up yet central office, let’s do it—they’ve got to be bigger than us, but I don’ think so.” Schmal told of his father’s battle with ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which claimed his life.  Other staff challenged the Watauga Library staff and other schools to step up and take the ice bucket challenge and raise funds for ALS research.