Schools Raise Money for AHA through Hoops for Heart
Throughout the last month, several Orland School District 135 schools participated in Hoops for Heart or Jump Rope for Heart events to raise money for the American Heart Association.
The Hoops and Jump Rope for Heart programs provide a fun and engaging way to teach students heart-healthy habits. Physical education staff at each school organized the program, encouraging students to be active while participating in activities that they enjoy.
At the junior high level, students had the option of participating in either a 3-on-3-basketball tournament or jumping rope. At the primary level, students participated in activities using jump ropes, hula-hoops and other obstacle courses.
Prairie School received help from Carl Sandburg High School’s Junior Leaders program. High school students each led a group of primary students in a variety of jumping stations, even helping them with stretches along the way. Prairie students raised over $3,500 for the cause.
Century and Jerling Junior Highs also participated in the event, raising $4,007 and $3,756 respectively. Physical education staff at Jerling Junior High stated that nearly all 8th grade students in the building participated. Center School students raised an impressive $5,003.55 during their Jump Rope for Heart event.