Head Middle Magnet School participated in the Mayor’s 5K on Sunday, Nov. 19. Andrea Hawkins, 8th grade science and physical science teacher, organized the event. School faculty and several families ran or walked. Congrats to Joshua Rice, 6th grade math teacher, and Sarah Diehl, 7th grade math teacher, for finishing with the fastest times at 29 minutes and 32 minutes respectively.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, thousands of students, their parents, teachers and school staffs will hit the pavement and walk to school! It's Walk to School Day, an event designed to raise awareness of healthy living, particularly the importance of physical activity for kids, improved air quality, and safer routes for walking and biking. Fifty six Metro Schools will join thousands of educators, students and community members from across the country in this national movement. Cole Elementary will serve as the lead Metro school and will host a special event including MNPS administrators and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
Mayor Karl Dean has been working to make Nashville a more healthy city all year - walking 100 miles and hosting a 5K. Now he's truly taking it to another place entirely by taking over LP Field for a city-wide Field Day!
It's on Saturday, May 5, and you can expect the usual round-up of field day events, along with plenty of games, fun, and friends. It's geared toward Nashville's kids (or the kids in all of us), teaching young people great ways to stay active in a more creative and fun way.
From the Mayor's Field Day Website:
LEARN MORE ABOUT NUTRITION SERVICES
Serving more than 31 million children every school day, the federally-funded National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, healthy meals. The program, which has been serving the nation's children for over 60 years, requires school meals to meet federal nutrition standards.
The “School Lunch – Let’s Grow Healthy” campaign is sponsored by the non-profit School Nutrition Association and the Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPEP) to highlight all the components of well balanced school meals. The campaign features fun activity sheets and parent handouts.
For more information about healthy school meals, visit www.TrayTalk.org .
You joined him in walking 100 miles over the spring and summer. Now Mayor Karl Dean has a new Challenge for Nashvillians: join him in running or walking a 5K in November!And because every distance run requires training, the Challenge will host a nine-week series of training sessions at Metro parks all over town - starting this Saturday (September 10) at McCabe Park Commnity Center.Full details on the Challenge are in the flier and links below.
Have you walked your 100 miles? Even if you haven't, you can join Mayor Karl Dean and hundreds of others on the final walk of the Mayor's fitness series - an 8-mile trek starting at Wave Country.That same evening, walkers will gather for a celebration and free concert by JoDee Messina and Melinda Doolittle. There will be a kids' zone, face painting, sports, and healthy food. And it's completely free!
MTA will even offer free bus transportation to the celebration for all MNPS families. Just mention "Walk 100 Miles" to your bus driver!
"Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" Finale Walk8 miles8:00 a.m., Wave Country"Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor" Finale Celebration & Concert5:00 p.m., Public Square Park