ES students “Walk Across Tennessee

East Side students recently concluded an eight-week physical activity challenge called Walk Across Tennessee. The challenge is sponsored by Coordinated School Health, the Health Department, and UT Extension Office. Each student logs his/her physical activity after school daily for eight weeks. Each 15 minutes of activity equals one mile. The log sheets were tallied weekly and totaled to see which class had accumulated the most “miles.” There was a very impressive amount of physical activity this year! Mrs. Samantha Wiley and Mrs. Katrina Hill’s classes tied for first place, with 37,604 minutes, or 2,509 miles! Mrs. Kristen Parker’s class came in second with 18, 535 minutes, or 1,235.6 miles. Eighteen classes participated to accumulate 83,685 minutes, or 5,579 miles … so the students at East Side walked across Tennessee 10.25 times!

In addition to that, some of the teachers participated separately. Mrs. Samantha Wiley, Katrina Hill, Melissa Griffith and Deborah Kelso logged 1,056.7 miles. That’s a lot of activity after teaching kids all day! Prizes were sponsored by Coordinated School Health, the Health Department provided most of the data computation, and UT Extension provided cute note pads to every one in the school for participating. “Thanks to everyone for making this another great year,” said HCS School Health Coordinator Cindy Smith.