September 1, 2016

Lead by Example

By Mary North, Griffin Middle School, Frisco ISD

This year at Griffin, I really wanted to get the staff involved in our fitness and nutrition activities and wanted them to lead by example. I felt like if the staff are practicing healthy habits then the students will follow.

First thing I had to find out was what the staff wanted here at Griffin and what were we able to do. Everyone is working on a different schedule so it is hard to plan a school wide event sometimes. I wanted to offer a variety of activities so I could get more people involved.

One activity that we... Read more

August 10, 2016

Run Club, Push Up Club & PACER Club

By Tammy Gann, Vega Elementary, McKinney ISD

Several years ago, we noticed that some of our FitnessGram scores in the PACER test were pretty low. So, I started a Miles Across Texas Run Club that all of our students could participate in during PE. The student demographics of our school make it very difficult to do after or before school programs because of transportation. By having a program within the school day, it made it accessible to all 600+ students.

Each student had a partner that would keep track of their mileage (29 laps = 1 mile) while they ran for 10 minutes... Read more

August 7, 2016

The Health Hustle

By Jamee Little & Kera Williams, Chandler Elementary & Marion Elementary, Allen ISD

We believe that families are striving to make healthy changes. The Health Hustle is a large-scale health and wellness expo that was created to introduce our students and families to resources available in and around their community; and provide comprehensive health and wellness opportunities for three Allen ISD schools. This year’s 2 nd Annual 2015 Health Hustle was held at South Fork Ranch and played host to over 130 vendors representing the many aspects of health (i.e. – fitness, emotional... Read more