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

May 4, 2018
Carma Cameron

This year we tried something new. We opted for field day yoga to wind down and fruit tasting in place of snowcones. These were BIG hits with our students, parents, and teachers. The fruit was delicious and the kids enjoyed trying something new.

Yoga was the BEST way to wind down from all the activity during our exciting field day. Read more

February 23, 2018
Carma Cameron

We started our first after school running club in the fall. Each student runs laps to get a marathon. They add up their laps and I convert them to miles and we keep track of them along the way. After the Christmas break our students started reaching their marathons. The confidence and endurance skyrocketed at that point. They are eager and ready to join our running club. I filmed several videos of our students to share on our morning announcements and now I have just about the whole school wanting to be in the running club. I love the excitement that our kiddos have for staying active. Read more

February 23, 2018
Healthy Zone School Program

A partnership between United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and The Cooper Institute® developed to engage students to achieve better health and fitness, the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program is expanding to serve 166 North Texas schools this year. Championed by Dallas Cowboys Legend and United Way Annual Campaign Chairman Troy Aikman, the initiative has increased its reach to serve 110,000 local students since its inception in 2011.

“The Healthy Zone School program is the start of a great success story in overcoming childhood obesity, one of the most pressing health issues of our... Read more

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