Hoover is a Project Fit School

posted Oct 6, 2016, 4:38 AM by District Webmaster   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 10:37 AM ]

Hoover Elementary School formally kicked off its role as a Washington County host and model school for Project Fit America in a celebration on October 7, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Hoover Principal Rene Burns welcomed area dignitaries, including local legislators and a city officials, to commemorate the school's selection to participate in the Project Fit America program. Jane Phillips Medical Center and Truity Credit Union have committed funds that will provide curriculum, training, and equipment as part of a local health initiative.

This is a continued roll out of the Project Fit America program that launched in 2014 and Hoover is one of four schools awarded a grant for Project Fit America.  The students' fitness testing outcomes from past grant recipients, Jane Phillips and Dewey Elementary showed an impressive 10% increase in abdominal strength, 9% increase in cardiovascular endurance and 71% increase in upper body strength.

Hoover Elementary Principal Rene Burns says the school applied for the grant as a way to grow the school's physical education program, which teaches students how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Brian Lawrence, Director of Development at Jane Phillips Medical Center, says part of the hospital's mission and strategic plan is to enhance community outreach efforts as they relate to health and fitness. JPMC has partnered with Truity Credit Union to help area schools and their students become more productive in their efforts to be fit and active.

Hoover Project Fit Kickoff, October 2016

Hoover Project Fit Ribbon Cutting

Project Fit America