Activities

The Colorado Health Foundation recently awarded SVVSD a Physical Activity Grant in the amount of $1.4 million.The Physical Activity Grant is designed to support SVVSD in increasing the amount of student participation in dailymoderate to vigorous physicalactivity (MVPA). Specifically, all 31 elementary and K-8 schools will receive funding andsupportover the next two yearsto: implement opportunities for movement outside of theschoolday, incorporatemovement breaks into classroom instruction time, andprovide more opportunities for movement during recess.In order to increase MVPA outside of the school day, SVVSD will implement the 100 Mile Club at all 31elementaryand K-8 schools. As100 Mile Club participants,students can track themiles they walk or run during 100 Mile Clubdesignated time at school, during recess, and at 100 Mile Club sanctioned community events.This allows ALL students toparticipate and is a great way to combine all of their activity towards a common goal—walking or running 100 milesduring the school year.The 100 Mile Club was one of two $100,000 National Winners of the ASAP (Active Schools Acceleration Project) in2012.It is a well-established national programthatprovidesongoing support and resources toschools (website, email,phone, newsletter, media tools, helpful suggestions and instructions).Students receive milestone incentives (ChallengeAccepted ID card, t shirt, golden pencil, wrist band,andfinal certificate) along the way to help keep them motivatedthroughout the year.If students reach their goal of 100 miles, they are awarded a gold medal at the Year-End MedalCeremony whereevery participant celebrates their total miles run.Blue Mountain Elementary Schoolwill be implementing the 100 Mile ClubMondays–Thursdaysbeginning onSeptember14thfrom8:20–8:50 AMThe registration cost for 100 Mile Club is $10 per student per year. The Physical Activity Grant will fund fullparticipation costs ($10) for students on freeor reduced lunchif requested. If there are other students who need financialassistance,Blue Mountain Elementarywillwork with Paige Jennings, Physical Activity Grant Coordinator, to exploreavailable options. The $10registrationfeecovers the cost of all incentives earned throughout the school year.Parents areencouraged to register,participateand earn incentivesas well!You can register at:http://www.svvsd.org/about/departments/athletics-activities-fine-arts/svvsd-physical-activity-grant