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NEISD Middle schools host health and wellness days

Two NEISD middle schools devoted a full day to healthy lifestyles! From Zumba classes to cooking lessons, volunteers taught students the importance of taking care of their bodies.

Driscoll Middle School hosted Fit N Healthy Day Friday, May 16. Students rotated sessions throughout the day. There was a rock climbing wall, Parkour obstacle course, Zumba, football, volleyball, Karate, and more. Students learned about the importance of water and eating healthy from different groups.

Parker Nicolas, 7th grader at Driscoll and a Student Ambassador with the Mayor's Fitness Council, was instrumental in organizing a huge event at the school.

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, Superintendent of Schools, visited with students at Driscoll and shared the importance of good health.

"A fit student is a healthy student and performs better academically," said Dr. Gottardy. "A lot of students will take this with them for the rest of their lives."

Wood Middle School students were moving to the beat of music during the school's first-ever Wellness Day. Coordinated by Dr. Aja Gardner, Assistant Principal, the day was geared toward health and wellness. Students rotated stations featuring various fitness activities and nutritional tips, including Zumba, obstacle courses, and Frisbee golf.

"The intention is to make a stronger connection for students about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity," said Dr. Aja Gardner.

Driscoll Fit N Healthy Day

Students were able to take a quick karate class at Driscoll Middle School.

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Dr. Gottardy climbing the rock wall and posing with Olivia Iturriaga, Driscoll 7th grader, in nutrition class.

Driscoll Fit N Healthy Day

The Spurs Coyote stopped by Driscoll to check out all the fun activities!

Wood Wellness Day

Wood Middle School students teamed up for activities on the football field.

Wood Wellness Day

Wood students lined up for Zumba lessons in the gym.

Wood Wellness Day

Posted on May 16, 2014