March 2020 Healthy Hero

March 2020 Healthy Heroes: Elementary Snowshoers!
Posted on 03/13/2020
March 2020 Healthy Heroes: Elementary Snowshoers!

Congratulations to the students and staff at Farmington Elementary, Riverview Elementary, and North Trail Elementary who took the initiative to get out and enjoy some winter weather before spring hit! They are the Farmington Area Public Schools March 2020 Healthy Heroes! 

At North Trail Elementary, Dr. Geis purchased 90 snowshoes from Ramsey County Parks to provide outdoor learning experiences to students. Katie Bellmont, a science teacher at North Trail Elementary, taught students to use them as part of outdoor learning experiences. In science class, 5th graders learned about animals who have large feet to stay on top of snow. They also learned to identify animal tracks and used their knowledge to solve track mysteries. The students then got to go outside and experience how snowshoes fit and how to walk - and even run - in them. The students loved being active outside! NTES Snowshoes

At Riverview Elementary, Caroline Bussmann applied for and received the No Child Left Inside grant from the Department of Natural Resources to purchase snowshoes. “We were able to get 69 sets of snowshoes that will fit kindergarten students through adults at RVES. Having the snowshoes allows students to move science outdoors in the winter and gives them a chance to get exercise while doing it.” said Ms. Bussmann.

FES Snowshoes

At Farmington Elementary Susan Fagnant and Chris Caduff also received the No Child Left Inside grant and purchased snowshoes among other outdoor learning resources. The students had a blast getting fresh air and exercise during the snowy winter.  FES Snowshoe runner

Thanks to these students and staff members for setting a positive example of year-around wellness! FES Snowshoes Runner 2

Farmington Area Public Schools Healthy Heroes are members of our school community who have made positive changes to enhance wellness in their lives or the lives of others. They are selected from nominations submitted to our Farmington Area Public Schools Wellness Committee. For more information about the wellness committee please click here.

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