Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart - Daily Hudson Valley News

Temple Hill Academy Celebrates Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart

Jun 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Community Happenings

Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Temple Hill Academy recently completed the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart as part of the school’s healthy body and healthy mind initiative.

Students from kindergarten to eighth grade participated in numerous jump rope and basketball activities during their physical education classes.  The students also received lessons from the physical education staff, Jane Scott, Chris Leggett, Jim Horton and Carmen Calderon-Peter, regarding the importance of a healthy heart.

The lessons focused on the anatomy of the heart, the importance of exercise, proper nutrition and the damaging effects of tobacco.

Hoops for Heart

Temple Hill students Brennan Barnes, Saul Garzon, Eric Mejia, Daniel Jusino, Carly Bove, Ellie Halampalakis, Khadejah Jaffari, Marvin Garcia, Samantha Ramirez, James Onwuka, Dennis Shala, and Emily Lopez, along with Physical Education teachers Jane Scott, Chris Leggett, Jim Horton, Carmen Calderon-Peter and school nurse Judy LeRoy.

The program was coordinated by Temple Hill Academy’s school nurses Judy LeRoy and Maura Koennecke.

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