- renee howe, Ryan Elementary School
- Community Involvement, Physical Activity Participation, Student Leadership, Teamwork
At Ryan Elementary our Fuel Up to Play 60 team has taken over Wednesdays. Student leaders use the morning announcements to give challenges and brain break reminders for the week. Some examples of our challenges include: walking and biking to school week, eating colorful fruits and vegetables, getting your winter exercise, and a water drinking challenge. We kicked off the school year with National Walk and Bike to school week. Students who rode bikes or walked to school were awarded tickets for prize drawings. Students who were not able to walk or bike to school were given the option to complete exercises (lead by our FUTP 60 team) to attain tickets. Students, staff, parents and administrators have really embraced this concept by being engaged and supportive of the efforts. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their work-out gear on Wednesdays. This gear sets the tone for students to complete their healthy challenges and remind teachers to take those "Brain Breaks." The Wellness Wednesday supports our healthy school efforts and provides a sense of collaboration and school spirit at our school.