HILLCREST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL RECEIVES THE CAUGHT BEING ACTIVE AWARD
North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, February, 2008 – North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, February, 2008 –Hillcrest Intermediate School which is part of Norwin School District has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Walk4Life “Caught Being Active” Award for its exemplary school and community efforts to promote and implement physical activity programs for its students and their families. The P.E. teacher who is also the Health and Physical Education Department Head who is accepting the award on behalf of Hillcrest Intermediate School is Mary Ann Stevens.
Walk4Life President and CEO Andrew B Carver said, “It is our mission to get America moving. We are committed to combating the obesity and inactivity epidemic in America’s youth. We want to put movement back into the average American lifestyle…one step at a time. Movement Does Work!”
The purpose of the “Caught Being Active” Award is to honor those schools which have gone beyond the call of duty to promote and implement new physical activity programs and initiatives in their schools as well as their communities.
Hillcrest Intermediate School utilizes pedometers in their daily physical education classes by recording steps and converting them to miles. Teachers and staff also wear pedometers daily and meet after school to walk away the pounds to promote healthy lifestyles. Parents and students participate in a “family fun and fitness” program which meets once a week. They have developed a health and wellness committee which meets once a month. They participate in an annual field day; offer intramurals for the entire school; have started a coed volleyball program targeting students in grades 5 thru 8 and will be jumping rope for the American Heart Association.
Way to go Hillcrest Intermediate School!!
Walk4Life wants to recognize other schools that are increasing physical activity options for their students and families. Write to Walk4Life today and tell them what your school staff (principals, physical education teachers, classroom teachers, parents and students) is doing to create and promote new physical activity programs in your school. Email your physical activity success story to firstname.lastname@example.org and your school will be nominated for the new “Caught Being Active” Award that will be given annually to deserving schools. For more information, visit the Walk4Life website at www.walk4life.com.
Walk4Life, Inc., headquartered in Plainfield, IL, is a business committed to sponsoring movement-centered initiatives that empower students and adults to increase their daily physical activity. The privately-owned company develops high-quality, technologically innovative products, web based cross curriculum educational programs and materials. Walk4Life pedometers have been validated in numerous research studies for their accuracy and durability. Visit the website at www.walk4life.com for the latest on their cutting edge products and resource materials.