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Jumping for Heart Health

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Nassakeag Elementary School took part in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge this winter as a way to help promote the importance of heart health. 

As part of the district’s physical education curriculum, teachers Jeanne Lalima and Christopher LaRochelle taught students the skill of jumping during their class sessions. Following this unit, students could qualify for a schoolwide contest by jumping consecutively for four minutes. 

Sixty-eight students from fourth- through sixth-grade accomplished this goal. All of the participants did an amazing job, and the three finalists were sixth-grader Timothy Brown (third place), sixth-grader Sadie Pitrelli (second  place) and fourth-grader Peyton Ritchie (first place), who even surpassed the school’s jump rope record by jumping consecutively for 27 minutes and 42 seconds! 
Monday, November 18, 2019   |  District Home