Like usual, it has been all fun and games during physical education classes at Crestview School of Inquiry.
But this week, however, students teamed up with familiar faces: Their family members.
Crestview is taking part in “Take Your Parent to P.E. Week” — a national movement from the group Active Schools —which helps participating schools provide at least 60 minutes of P.E. before, during, and after school for all students. The week-long initiative lasts Sept. 24-28.
The support shown by Crestview parents and guardians has been overwhelming, P.E. teacher Christopher Amundson said. After four days, at least 120 adults have joined their students.
“It’s been an amazing response from our parents,” he said. “They’re active and having a blast. I’ve seen lots of smiling, laughing, and everyone having a good time.”
Crestview Principal John Villoti agrees.
“We haven’t had one parent not leave here who didn’t have a smile on their face,” he said.
Amundson added how this learning activity has helped Crestview enhance its welcoming environment for its community.
“We’re very inviting and willing for any parent to come in, help out, and watch what their kids are doing at Crestview,” Amundson said.
Check out photos from Day 4:
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All elementary schools at West Des Moines Community Schools will be represented for “Elementary Night” at the next Valley High School home football game, when the Class 4A third-ranked Tigers face No. 8 Cedar Rapids Kennedy.
Like any other home game, it is expected for parents to attend with their student, if you decide to go.
What should we wear: Everyone is encouraged to wear their school shirts or Tiger apparel. Students can purchase shirts through their school store.
And here are the perks for WDMCS elementary students:
Discounted tickets: Elementary students get in for $4. Students just have to say which WDMCS elementary they attend to receive discounted pricing. All other tickets cost $6. This ticket discount for WDMCS elementary students is for this game only.
Opportunity to be a Kid Captain: One lucky student will walk with the Valley team captains during the coin toss and will get to sit in a special section on the field with their family.
Chance to run on the field: A handful of selected students will lead the team run prior to kickoff, marching to midfield as the Valley players and coaches follow.
Autographs and photos: At the end of the game, students can get autographs and take photos with Tiger players and coaches.
And much, much more.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Brad Rose, Athletics and Activities Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-633-4259, or Nate Lingren, Athletics and Activities Coordinator, at email@example.com or 515-633-4249.
New entrances were installed at all eight West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) elementary buildings this summer. Modifications to the entrances include a double-door locked entry and require all visitors to access the school through the main office.
Three West Des Moines Community Schools elementary buildings are providing their students with a chance to grow a passion for soccer. Working with Opportunity on Deck, a nonprofit organization founded by Valley High School graduate Dylan DeClerck, Hillside Elementary School, Clive Learning Academy, and Crestview School of Inquiry offer popular soccer clubs that teach students the game and give them a chance to play.
On April 28, the Clive and Crestview soccer clubs joined Hillside Soccer Club for the last day of the season. More than 150 students and families from all three schools joined together to enjoy soccer and a meal.
Interested in joining Soccer Club? Get in touch with the soccer club at your school for next year.
Soccer Club members pass a ball back and forth.
A student throws the ball in during a Soccer Club match-up.
Soccer Club members race to get to the ball first.
Students work on passing techniques during Soccer Club.
A group of students takes a break during a meeting of all three soccer clubs.
Team members share high-fives at a soccer club session.
One player fends off members of another Soccer Club during a match.
Families watch a match during a Soccer Club session.