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This is How We Fuel Up to Play 60

By
Rita Gardner,   Frontier Middle School
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Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Success with Funds,  Teamwork
This is How We Fuel Up to Play 60

Frontier Middle School is in its 2nd year of fully implementing Fuel Up to Play 60 and it has been a HUGE success. This year we had some school-wide schedule changes and our administration supported the addition of an 8th grade Fuel Up to Play 60 class! We have a group of strong student leaders who organized an energetic Kickoff Assembly and played Human Pac Man, and who also implement all of our schoolwide and community physical and nutrition activities. Lunch time activities include a kickball tournament, 100 Mile Club, Wednesday Warrior Workout, dancing and a nutritious smoothie sale!! Afterschool and community activities have included a Turkey Trot, Jingle Bell Dash, and a Family Fitness Zumba night! We are looking forward to organizing many more physical opportunities for our students, staff, and families, and currently we have a Smoothie Team working with our lunch room staff to use our FUTP 60 grant money to sell smoothies as part of our school breakfast and lunch program. Our involvement in Fuel Up to Play 60 has created a schoolwide culture of being physically active for 60 minutes a day and eating healthy!! Go Warriors!

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Our school made some significant scheduling changes this year, which forced us to change how we implement FUTP 60 in our school. We had to get creative, adapt, and ultimately it worked in our favor as we are now able to have a FUTP 60 leadership class.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Everybody works together to organize, volunteer, supervise, and participate in our Fuel Up to Play 60 activites! This includes school administration, ASB advisor and officers, leadership class, PTSO, staff, families, community members, and students!