Crestwood Elementary is creating a school environment that supports healthy behaviors and aims to empower students through nutrition education, school meals, and engagement of staff, parents, and the community through a project with the Iowa Department of Education. Continue reading
August means evaluation time, and the FFI Operations Team has been reviewing the past year and comparing the progress to our benchmarks (or indicators). Continue reading
Crestwood Elementary students participated in a Fall Fitness Day on Friday, October 7th to promote being healthy. Each class took 30 minutes out of their day to promote wellness. They were invited to do laps around the playground. Students were asked to keep track of the laps that they walked or ran and had a great time! Some students even chose to do laps during recess and count those also. Throughout the day, the school watched their lap total grow! They couldn’t believe our final count! 3,280 laps around the playground–that’s over 820 miles! Continue reading
For five years the free Summer Wisdom & Wellness Program has been running strong at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District, thanks largely to financial assistance from sizeable grants received through organizations like the Howard County Community Foundation as well as HAWC Partnerships for Children.
Eleventh graders Elaina Balk, Haley Martin, and Michael Mashek visited Crestwood Elementary on Wednesday, March 16 to encourage students to eat a healthy lunch. Balk, Martin, and Mashek are participants in the Food & Fitness Initiative at Crestwood High School in the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District.
The Kessel Kids Child Care & Learning Center recently celebrated their 25th anniversary and natural playground dedication on Sept. 10. Continue reading
Each year the Wellness Committee at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District tries to sponsor a Fall Fitness Day for students and staff. The idea is to get kids outside and moving for a minimum of 30 minutes during the course of the designated school day. Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The success of the summer Wisdom & Wellness Program at Howard-Winn is attributed to the crew of associates and students who teach the program. The leaders include current Crestwood high school students as well as alumni, like Lauren Obermann, who was an active FFI team member when she was in school. Continue reading
Each spring, the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative challenges high school industrial tech classes to design a useable bike rack out of recycled material for their school or community through its Bike Rack Challenge project. Continue reading
Students at Howard-Winneshiek Community School District had the opportunity to see two real-life goats on Friday, March 20, courtesy of Todd Knobloch, in charge of the Gifted and Talented (GAT) program at the elementary school. Continue reading