1. Increase the number of students who engage in 60 minutes of daily physical activity
2. Increase the percentage of students who achieve age-appropriate cardiovascular fitness
3. Increase the number of students who consume fruit two or more times per day and vegetables three or more times per day
Penn Yan Elementary:
5 virtual reality bikes (student's can log onto www.expresso.net and track progress).
Sharing 20 youth BMX bikes with Dundee. Students will learn bike safety and be provided training on proper riding skills.
GPS units for geocaching
Hand Held Heart Rate Monitors
Cross Country Skis and Snow Shoes (shared with Dundee) to provide students with outdoor fitness opportunities in the winter
Penn Yan Middle School:
3 virtual reality bikes (student's can log onto www.expresso.net and track progress).
Polar Heart Rate Monitors
Compasses for orienteering
Penn Yan Academy:
4 virtual reality bikes (student's can log onto www.expresso.net and track progress).
Sharing 20 Trek Mountain Bikes with Dundee. Students learned skill riding as it pertains to single-track riding and some students participated on field trip to Ontario County Park to gain further knowledge on mountain biking. These bikes will also be utilized on trainers in the winter to improve cardiovascular fitness.
Polar Heart Rate Monitors
A significant portion of this grant relates to improving nutrition habits for students k-12. Beyond increasing the number of students who consume fruit two or more times per day and vegetables three or more times per day, we must also work to increase the number of kids who consume at least 3 servings of milk on a daily basis.
Received "Team Nutrition" Status - "Team Nutrition" is a USDA Food and Service program designed to provide training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children, and school and community support.
Applied for Gold level in the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC). This initiative, which analyzes district lunch menus must meet the following requirements: 70% average daily participation in lunch programs, all whole grain bread products, beans or bean dishes once per week, only serve fat free or low fat 1% milk, and much more.
Became a FuelUp To Play 60 district - This initiative sponsored by the Dairy Council and National Football League (NFL) looks to increase dairy consumption in all kids. Events are being planned and more information will follow.
DATA COLLECTION WEEKS
Below are a list of weeks that physical education teachers will be collecting data for the PEP Grant. For each of these 5 weeks, randomly selected students will be asked to wear pedometers and complete a fruit and vegetable survey. Also during this week, all students will be asked to complete a 15 or 20 meter shuttle run depending on their age. We ask for all students to participate the best they can to provide us accurate fitness level measurements and to see what areas of fitness have the highest needs in our district.
September 12 - September 21
October 31 - November 9
January 9 - January 18
March 6 - March 15
May 8 - May 17
STUDENTS TAKING CHARGE
Students Taking Charge is program sponsored by the Genesee Valley BOCES (GVB). The purpose of this program is to allow students to be active in creating healthier schools. Through this program students will discuss wellness issues in the school district, create surveys to collect data, analyze data and work to create policies and procedures that could be implemented into the district. Selected students from the Penn Yan Middle School and Penn Yan Academy will work with student council, the director of food services, and the district wellness committee throughout the process.