Jump Rope for Heart is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association. It teaches students the important balance of developing heart healthy habits, and that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education. This will help save lives in their community and across the country.
Our Jump Rope for Heart event will be held February 10, 2017.
Marathon Kids Club is a running club that challenge students to run for endurance rather than speed. It is sponsored by Nike and a total of 4 Nike prices can be earned as runners meet their running goals. We complete our running challenge during the first 5 mintues of PE class in the gym Monday through Thursday then on Friday we go outside to the track to complete our challenge. This challenge is done with grades 1st-5th.
Marathon Kids running program is a year long event, that ends in May.
FitnessGram is the national fitness assessment and reporting program for youth. It includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests designed to assess cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition.
In Fort Bend ISD, the elementary students in grade 3rd-5th take a series of five test: Curl-up, trunk, flexed arm hang, shoulder stretch, and pacer test. Read the corresponding link for more details of each of the tests that are given.
The students at Burton will begin FitnessGram testing in January 2017.