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Maize South Middle School’s Let’s Move Club Provides Physical Education Equipment to Schools in Puerto Rico

Originally published June 22, 2018 by Active Schools.

As a physical education teacher at Maize South Middle School in Wichita, Kansas, Brandon Wolff is using the power of physical activity to make a positive impact — for his students and students in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria.

After attending a Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training five years ago, he created a Let’s Move Club in his school. It started small — a few students setting up activities at recess and helping with brain boosts, which are classroom movement breaks that increase concentration, cognitive performance, and fitness. The club’s activities have since grown to include an annual special event, and, most recently, an effort to give back. Read More

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Adding PE Heart Rate Monitors Makes Health Students More Active

Fort Lupton (Colo.) Middle School teacher Lindsay Yost uses P.E. heart rate monitors to maximize the effort her students put forth during activity breaks in her health classroom.

The once-and-future physical education teacher and mountain biking champion gets her health students up for several activity breaks and active-learning sessions during her 42-minute class period. Yost uses a variety of tools to make sure students take any opportunity to maintain or even improve their fitness levels.

“I’ve missed being active,” she said, sensitive to what students feel after being in a classroom period after period. “It’s interesting, too. My own fitness levels have declined because I’m in the classroom all day.” Read More

Polk Receives Top National Award for Physical Education and Activity

Originally published Sept. 27, 2017 in The Zebra.

James K. Polk Elementary School has received the 2017 Let’s Move Active Schools National Award, the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools.

Polk was one of only six schools in the state of Virginia to receive the award. Four hundred and fifty-two U.S. schools, representing 37 states plus the District of Columbia, were recognized for their outstanding efforts to create an active school environment. Polk celebrated the achievement during their walk-to-school event on Oct. 4.

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Clyde-Savannah Elementary receives Active Schools award

Originally published Sept. 14, 2017 in the Wayne Post.

Active Schools, a national movement dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of daily physical activity is the norm in K-12 schools, honored Clyde-Savannah Elementary School with the 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for its efforts in creating an active school environment.

The award is the nation’s top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools, and celebrates a school’s commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes a day of before, during and after school physical activity. Only 452 schools across the country received the award in 2017.

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