Fall 2015 Superstar Shout-out | Carrollton Elementary School
Carrollton Elementary School (CES) is the Fall 2015 Power Up for 30 Superstar Shout-out!
Congratulations to the Power Up for 30 training team from CES: Leigh Smith, Kimi Redford and Tabitha Walker. These three teachers have received Power Up for 30’s Superstar Shout-out for their efforts in bringing the statewide initiative to life at Carrollton Elementary.
To launch Power Up for 30 in the whole school, Smith, Redford and Walker presented information to all teachers in a special session during pre-planning. The key messages shared about the initiative were benefits to overall life improvement, an increase in brain functioning, a release of endorphins to help with brain readiness, and a reduction in discipline issues.
After this training, all classrooms began incorporating Power Up for 30 strategies into their schedule every day. Each morning, a Power Up for 30 activity was held in the gym and faculty members monitored the rooms to ensure students were active each day.
“Our students deserve our best,” said Karen Wild, principal of CES. “We learn better when we are well nourished, active and healthy. Nutrition programs offer nourishment, kinesthetic activities further memory capacity for children and physical activity ensures blood flow and attentiveness. Power Up for 30 is a perfect resource to fulfill all of these needs.”
Not only are the teachers excited about the benefits of Power Up for 30, but parents are showing their excitement and support as well.
“As a parent, I want all children to have a school experience that caters to the whole child – the mind, body and spirit,” said Nicole Long, a parent to a CES student. “Studies have repeatedly supported the idea that physical activity is paramount in fulfilling these needs.From free play with peers to taking short breaks in the classroom to “reset” the brain, these small changes in the classroom can lead to big results in the mental, physical, social and academic development in children.”
Long further explained that studies have shown exercise decreases the chance of obesity and type 2 diabetes, increases attention span, decreases depression and aids in reducing discipline issues.
“Everyone wins when we acknowledge the need for physical activity in children and provide them with the opportunity for success,” said Long.
To learn more about Carrollton Elementary School and their Power Up for 30 efforts, visit ces.carrolltoncityschools.net.
To nominate a school team for the next Power Up for 30 Superstar Shout-out this spring, please email [email protected]. Nominations accepted through March 1, 2016.