April 23, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary PTA had their spring carnival this past week and Healthy Zone had a table for families to sample carrots and humus. It was a hit! We also put together an Easter basket with healthy Easter treat ideas and all the ingredients to make them. The basket was available at the silent auction. Read more

April 16, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary had a staff contest in December to see who could walk the most steps in a week. The challenge was to hit 10,000 steps per day. The staff members that met their goal received a new pair of holiday socks. Read more

April 12, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary had an after school Fitness Fair for our staff here in Wylie ISD. Our school hosted several of our local gyms and invited the staff to come learn about which gym could fit their needs. Read more

April 12, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary is in our second year of running club! This year, we have several repeat runners from last year that have ran another marathon this year. Read more

April 8, 2019
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary started a garden club this year to help teach students that they can be active, as well as grow vegetables and enjoy nature. Students have had a blast learning about helpful critters in the garden, how to plant and care for flowers, how to harvest seeds from their salad vegetables, how to plan for spring flowers in the fall, and how to maintain flower beds and gardens all year. Read more

February 15, 2019
Carma  Williams
February 1, 2019
Kelly Featherston

Two weeks every year the gym at Kimball turns into a roller rink! Some students are learning this lifetime physical activity for the first time and some are regulars at the roller rink, but either way roller blading is a hit! The students also learn about the importance of safety as they all wear protective gear. It's so fun to watch them overcome their struggles and work to master and enjoy this lifetime skill. Read more

November 16, 2018
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary is learning to be well inside ourselves as well as outside. Taking care of our mind, heart, and bodies is very important to having a balanced healthy life. We had a yoga teacher donate her day to us to come teach Yoga to ALL of our classes. Read more

November 14, 2018
Carma Williams

PM Akin Elementary has several students and families who live with diabetes at our school. Two of our 4th graders took the lead on planning a video during announcements that helped our scholars learn about and understand diabetes. They did an amazing job of teaching us about diabetes.

Check out this video that was shared during Diabetes Awareness Week.

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May 30, 2018
Healthy Zone School Program

On Thursday, May 10, a special dinner was held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, honoring this year’s Healthy Zone Schools and award winners.

The Cooper Institute ® and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas developed the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program in 2011, which uses evidence-based knowledge and best practices to assist schools in promoting healthy behaviors. This program honors schools for their healthy practices and assists schools in their efforts to provide healthier environments for students.

Today, there are 166 schools across 18 North Texas school... Read more