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Healthy Testing at Pennwood Middle

Tammy Leimer,   Pennwood Ms
Breakfast For Everyone — First Meal Matters
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
We decided to help ALL students improve their test scores. All students rotate between 3 stations prior to testing days. One station is a healthy breakfast station, one station is a high energy brain and body activity and one station offers relaxing mindfulness. FUTP 60 student leaders lead the stations and FUTP 60 funds are used to purchase additional equipment and breakfast items. All students participate with groups of students in their grade and rotate with them through stations. This happens 45 minutes before any testing day and is offered at other schools in our district!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

We invited students to be a part of the planning committee and had them take on leadership roles.

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

Reaserch suggests that eating a healthy breakfast and engaging in active brain exercises improves test scores. Test score data will be used to continue this program.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students feel supported and part of the school community.