North Park Elementary has been a part of the Let’s Move Active School program since 2013 and is proud to be awarded the Let’s Move Active School National Recognition Award! We have been working hard for many years to create a culture of health and wellness in our school. We have achieved this goal because we have taken advantage of many grants and opportunities along the way. Some of these programs include Healthy Highway and Fuel Up to Play 60. This award is truly the result of a team effort and a commitment made by teachers, students, families, and administrators to teach and model the value of healthy choices and a physically active lifestyle. Of course, this did not happen overnight or without a tremendous amount of effort, but it has all been worth it to see the transformation and be able to make an impact on student health and wellness. Continue reading
We are proud to announce that Mahanay Elementary in Alief ISD located in Houston, Texas has received the 2016-2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for our outstanding efforts in creating an Active School Environment. Alief ISD school programs incorporate the “New Health and PE” model. This new model is more student friendly and helps students learn how to live healthy and physically active lives by making good choices. Through encouragement from our leaders and independent research, Mahanay’s Wellness Committee was introduced to the campaign and immediately took action to participate.
Our Wellness Committee consist of active stakeholders composed of myself as the leader, the school nurse, cafeteria/nutrition manager, classroom teachers, PE Coach, Academic Interventionist, and administrators. Together, we will help develop, implement, and evaluate our success throughout the school year! Our Mahanay Elementary Wellness Committee Mission is to impact every student body along with their families; providing support, tools and resources towards creating their healthier lifestyles and community. Continue reading
Health and Physical Education teacher Nick Thompson shares his timeline of how Lets Move! Active Schools has helped the Wicomico County Public Schools become more physically active.
Spring of 2011 – Prince Street Elementary School
We applied and received a grant for $1000 to increase student’s activity level during school. In addition, the school was participating in Fuel up To Play 60. We had been successful with this program and wanted to add to our success. After discussion with my supervisor and Let’s Move, the following school year (2011-12) funding was transferred to my new school called Westside Intermediate School. Continue reading
Health & PE Teacher Stephanie Lawson shares how Keheley Elementary School in Marietta, GA has become an active school.
Our Wellness Team at has been established for at least 9 years and we have slowly built a great team composed of myself, the school nurse, cafeteria manager, classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, a parent, and a student. Our Wellness team really got on board with wellness with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation first, and then later with Let’s Move! Active Schools. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation encouraged our school to complete the School Heatlh Inventory and apply for the Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award. Let’s Move! Active Schools inspired us to dance and get students moving, and provided us with new ideas and resources.
Morning Walk Program
We have a morning walking program before school three days a week called Walk Fit. They walk from 7:25-7:45 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The students LOVE it, and our classroom teachers say that they encourage students to go to Walk Fit because when they return to the class they are happy and more alert to learn that morning. Continue reading
PE teacher Bruce Patton shares his story on how programs like Let’s Move! Active Schools and Fuel Up to Play 60 helped students become more physically active at Attica Elementary School in Attica, Indiana.
I got involved in Let’s Move! Active Schools a few years ago to start looking for ways to increase our students activity levels in and outside of school, as well as finding funding to equip our school. After getting involved with Fuel Up to Play 60, Action for Healthy Kids, and BOKs, I found myself teaching new events and finding different avenues for funding. A stipulation on one of the grants was to be a member of Let’s Move! Active Schools and after getting into their program I found ways to evaluate our schools physical activity levels and lots of resources to revamp our program. Continue reading