- Shelley Malone, S. S. Dixon Intermediate School
- Success with Funds
We used our FUTP 60 Funds this year to enhance our playground so that teachers and students would want to use it more often. Students report that they enjoy recess play now that there is more to do. In addition to the recess equipment that already exists, we used our FUTP 60 Funds to purchase bases, balls, jump ropes, water jugs, and resilient surface. Students now organize games at recess that we play in PE. This allows students to run and play actively more often throughout the day. Teachers report increased attention from students as a result of more outdoor play. Many students who never had a chance to play together before now enjoy recess as more classes utilize our "newly refurnished" playground. Parents tell us how happy they are that their child is able to enjoy recess during class time in addition to their scheduled PE time every day. All in all, our playground rejuvenation has been a success!