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Dixon Intermediate is Walking and Running to an Active School Year

Michelle Keller,   S. S. Dixon Intermediate School
Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation,  Teamwork
Dixon Intermediate is Walking and Running to an Active School Year
On September 19th, over 400 students and family members came out to S.S. Dixon Intermediate for our annual Fitness Night. This night was the kickoff event for our Physical Activity play of Walk This Way…Walking/Running Club. It was a fun-filled evening of physical activity as the students along with their family members walked and/or ran their inaugural mile of the year on our country mile track. The students received their first toe token for doing so, then enjoyed various fitness activities including a Cross-fit obstacle course provided by a local Cross-fit gym. In addition to getting physical, students were able to sign up for Fuel Up to Play 60 accounts and show their parents what this great program is all about. This was a wonderful evening to kick off a year of getting fit by walking and running. We will continue the momentum with our weekly Walking/Running Club as well as our 2nd annual Kids Marathon in the spring. S.S. Dixon Intermediate is excited to get walking and running our way into an active and physically fit school year!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

This Play will last during the school year and beyond with students walking/running every Friday for Club Day. In addition, we are going to host our second annual Kids Marathon in the spring. We had close to 300 students complete the marathon with their families last year, and we expect even more participation this year as word has spread that it was one of the favorite events of the year.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and adults worked together as a team to plan the event and give input on what would make it a successful event. In addition, at the fitness stations our students were the "teachers" instructing their parents on how to complete the exercises properly.