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American Heart Association: Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart

During the month of January our students have been participating in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Campaign. As a student body we raised over $7,000 for this amazing cause.

During PE classes the students have played basketball games, had shooting and jump rope competitions, used pogo sticks and mini trampolines, practiced with short and long ropes, practiced jump rope tricks both individually and with a partner, played helicopter and even learned to double-dutch. We learned a lot of information about keeping our hearts healthy by staying away from smoking, limiting sugary drinks and salt in-take, and getting plenty of exercise. In health class, students in grades 5 – 8, learned Hands Only CPR with Nurse Garza and the coaches. We shared stories of people both young and old who have been affected by heart issues.