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Mispillion Elementary School

Joann Joseph,   Mispillion Elementary School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds, Teamwork,  Other
"Our school is lucky to have a great group of advisors that give the students many opportunities to lead their peers by encouraging healthy eating and staying active with the FUTP60 Program. FUTP 60 is an integral part of our school day for both students and staff." Joann Joseph Under the guidance and leadership of dedicated advisors, the Fuel Up program has been successful in gaining community support including School Board Members, City of Milford Mayor, Local and State Representatives. These community leaders have challenged themselves to participate in physical fitness challenges alongside our students. Students and staff came together during the hottest part of this past summer to provide a redesigned area of the playground, promoting the Fuel Up program. Using stencils and sweat equity, areas were painted to reflect health initiatives sponsored by the Fuel Up Program. Students worked to promote its mission by establishing a booth at school wide family nights and open houses. This booth provided opportunities for families to become more aware of the program and how their children can benefit. The same group attended a PTP meeting with the same objective." Assistant Principal Mike Hilliness "I am very proud of how Mispillion has a team approach to getting students involved and keeping them informed about FUEl Up activities, ways to be active, our fruit and vegetable program and others through our daily morning announcements." Todd Mentzer "When students come to Technology, they work diligently to finish assignments so they can log on to their FUTP60 dashboard. Their enthusiasm for FUTP60 has encouraged other students to join." Vicki Campbell "It is so rewarding to sit back and watch elementary students facilitate their own meetings, come up with amazing ideas, and display a passion for leadership, growth, and success. Couldn’t be more proud of this group!" Donna Gibson

What improvements have you seen at your school?

The implementation of the Flag Football program after school. Increase in school breakfast, recess equipment, walk for wellness club and signage and salad bar in our cafeteria.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Third grade leaders take care of supplies for the Walk for Wellness Club. Staff and students worked together applying playground stencils.

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

In PE classes we have implemented a Walk/Run activity every class. Everyone encourages students that have not eaten breakfast to eat, because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Keeping it fun for everyone