Hundreds of students at Cole Elementary School were hand delivered books this afternoon. Tennessee's First Lady Crissy Haslam and dozens of faithful bicyclists and literacy enthusiasts made a five-mile trek to the school with the books loaded on their bikes. The special event was made possible by Ride for Reading, a local non-profit started by Cole teacher Matthew Portell. Because of the organization's care for physical and mental education, every student at the school will take home a new book this afternoon and a few lessons about bicycle safety.
The Nashville Predators donated $10,000 in Physical Education equipment to several MNPS high schools. Each high school physical education department received exercise tubes and bands, dumbbells, stability balls, medicine balls, activity mats and four- and six-inch fitness steps. This generous donation will continue to keep Metro School students healthy and physically fit.
Thank you to Nashville Predators and LP PENCIL Box!
Congratulations to Mt. View Elementary School for their recently announced Bronze Award in the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. Mt. View joins Brick Church Middle, Cockrill Elementary, DuPont Hadley Middle, Fall-Hamilton Enhanced Option, and Hull-Jackson Montessori, all of which were awarded Silver earlier this spring. The program recognizes schools that work to promote healthier lifestyles through nutrition and physical education.