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Colonial Hills awarded bonus health kit

Growing Healthy Schools

Colonial Hills Elementary School was awarded an H-E-B Bonus Health Kit worth $10,000 by Growing Healthy Schools. Growing Healthy Schools is a web-based tool that facilitates fundraising for school health projects. Schools create fundraising pages on the website for their projects and people can donate online. The website also provides guidance and resources to help enhance the school’s fundraising efforts.

For the first session, each school project that reached at least 50% of its fundraising goal was automatically entered into a judging round to see which ones would receive H-E-B Bonus Health Kits. There were six $5,000 kits and two $10,000 kits available. The eligible projects were evaluated with a scoring rubric that looked at the percentage of the fundraising goal reached; the number of healthy activities submitted to the school’s fundraising page; the number of social media shares of the school’s fundraising page; and the anticipated impact of the fundraising project on the school’s health.

Colonial Hills finished in the top two of the scoring, earning themselves the school health kit. The project was created and submitted by Terri Pitts, physical education teacher at Colonial Hills.

Posted on May 27, 2014