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Let's Move! Active Schools 2016 National Award Winners

The Chesapeake Public Charter School and Esperanza Middle School have been named as National Award recipients as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.

The Let's Move! Active Schools National Award is the nation's top physical education and physical activity distinction for K-12 schools. The award celebrates a school's commitment to providing students with at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after school.

To earn a Let's Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas: physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.

"I applaud these schools for creating Active School environments that are inspiring students to be more engaged learners and ensuring that physical education and physical activity continue to be an important part of every child's educational experience," said First Lady Michelle Obama.

Studies show that active kids do better. Physical activity not only helps kids stay healthy and strong, but it can also contribute to higher test scores, improved attendance, better behavior in class, enhanced leadership skills and a lifetime of healthy habits.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew C. Roper, Supervisor of Physical Education/Health, at 301-475-5511, ext. 32104.

Health Council Meetings

The St. Mary's County School Health Council will meet on the following dates during the 2016-2017 school year:

• Monday, September 26, 2016

• Thursday, December 1, 2016

• Monday, February 6, 2017

• Monday, May 8, 2017

Meetings will be held from 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room, at 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

The primary focus of the School Health Council this year will be the revision of the school system's wellness policy to reflect the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Individuals interested in participating in the revision process are strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Dr. Andrew C. Roper, Supervisor of Physical Education/Health, at 301-475-5511, ext. 32104.

Board of Education to Meet on Tuesday, September 20

The Board of Education of St. Mary's County will meet in a work session with the Chesapeake Public Charter School at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, in the Board of Education Meeting Room, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland.

For additional information, please call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.

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