More than 51,000 elementary students from across Northside ISD, and thousands more from across the city of San Antonio were inspired by local heroes during “Heroes for Health Day,” a collaborative effort across the county to stress the importance of health and fitness for children.
The event was organized by the Bexar County School Boards Coalition and the “Go Public” campaign.
All 77 NISD elementary schools participated. Pictured is a sampling of activities:
Kindergarten through third grade students at Driggers ES listened to Capt. Oscar Valdez from the Leon Valley Fire Department talk about the importance of exercising, drinking water, eating the proper food, and getting plenty ofsleep. Pictured (from l-r) are Capt. Valdez and Paramedic Brian Peterson.
Students and staff at McDermott ES were treated to a DrumFIT® and bike performance to motivate them to live an active and healthy lifestyle.
At Steubing ES, students started the day with the campus police officer and PE coaches leading the entire campus in warm-up exercises.
At Aue ES, the Leon Springs Volunteer Fire Department spoke to students and staff during the morning announcements about the importance of exercising and maintaining an active lifestyle for overall good health. They also led the students through a variety of stretches and exercises.
Members of the United States Air Force visited with students and staff at Fields ES and talked about the importance of eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle. They also had the students do squats and run in place as a way of getting their heart pumping.
At Cole ES, Bexar County Deputy Sheriff George Herrera talked to the students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Pictured with Herrera (center) are Principal TodKuenning (left) and Vice Principal Valerie Arce (right).
Braun Station ES
Leon Springs ES
Mary Hull ES
Meadow Village ES
Oak Hills Terrace ES
Valley Hi ES
Northwest Crossing ES