Central Elementary students jump for a cause

Stephanie Conerly/Central publicity chair
During February, National Heart Month, Central Elementary students participated in fundraisers supporting the American Heart Association.

Central Elementary students know the importance of being heart healthy. 

Throughout the school year, they have learned about the importance of healthy eating habits as well as exercising daily. 

During February, National Heart Month, Central students participated in very important fundraisers supporting the American Heart Association and raised over $7,800 for heart research and education.

Primary students participated in a Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, Feb. 3. Students collected over $7,000 and spent their P.E. classes showing off various jump rope skills taught throughout the year. 

Top fundraisers, bringing in over $200 each were Lacey Godeaux, Lydia Stone, Danielle Sumners, Shelby Stevens, Garrett Helg and Dalilah Saenz.

Special thanks to sponsors Coca Cola, Ralphs and Red Barn for donating drinks and fruit for this event.  We’d also like to thank MPACT for working the event, preparing healthy snacks and giving lots of encouragement.

Middle school students participated in a Hoops for Heart event on Friday, Feb. 13. fifth-eighth grade students played an exciting game against Central teachers.  The teachers beat the students 41-24.  Coach Adams led the scoring for the teachers with 14, including four 3 pointers (one from almost half court).  The students were led in scoring by Austin Andrews with 6 points. CES principal, Mrs. LaCaze entered the game in the final minutes and the crowd went wild.  This fun events raised an additional $750 for the American Heart Association.  

Both of these annual events are organized by our awesome P.E. staff.  We thank them for their dedication to our children in promoting heart health.