In the past 5 years Stangel School has raised over $26,000 for the American Heart Association during their “Moving for Heart/Jump Rope for Heart” event including a school high of $7,500 this year. Physical Education Teacher Jamie Ullman commented, “In the 5 years I have organized the event, Stangel has increased their highest total each year.” Not only were students excited to raise money for an important cause, but the top fundraising boy and girl wins a ride to school in a firetruck. This year Elias Beatty and Anna Hartlaub won the honor. During this week-long event, students engaged in heart-pumping fun activities geared at emphasizing the importance of an active lifestyle. There were 10 stations which included single jump roping, long jump roping, distance jumping, limbo, agility ladders and skip-its to promote raising heart rates. Students and staff also participated in an “Extreme Red Day” which encourages the entire school to wear as much red as possible in creative ways to symbolize Heart Month and as a reminder to be active and make healthy choices to keep their heart strong.
Here are some more pictures of the fun.