Thursday, June 7, 2012

Each AISD elementary campus can receive $4,000 to expand the Active Play Project, which uses playground stencils featuring nutrition messages to encourage physical activity. In addition, the funds and Active Play Project support the district's Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, a partnership between the National Dairy Council and National Football League, which increases awareness and access to nutrient-rich foods and physical activity opportunities. Through the project, students can engage both physically and mentally with the playground stencils, which feature messaging about fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein and low fat dairy foods. Now that OHE has the stencils, we can receive the funds and use the stencils to promote health eating and activity choices. 

Southwest Fellowship Church, one of our community partners, came to help paint the stencils.  With their help and some of our own families, stencils were painted all over the playground. 

Thank you to everyone that helped!!!
I was going through my dropbox of photos and realized that I hadn't sent a blog for awhile.  Here are some of the events students participated in the last two weeks of school.

The OHE Choir performed Harmony High and we all left thinking school would be a much better place if everyone sang all day!

 Throughout the year, classes earn links for great behavior in special areas and lunch.  On the last day, teachers came to assembly wearing their class chains! 
 Another tradition on the last day of school, is the 3 Ring Circus.  It is a time, with the help of lots of parents, that students rotate through 3 events.  This year the 3 events were Mr. Bower's band - The Posse, Mad Science, and One World Theater.

I hope you have a great summer and look for my next blog with the updates that were added to the playground.