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Less is More: Significant Decrease Seen in Childhood Obesity

Silver Wing Elementary third-grade students were breaking a sweat. They were jumping rope, executing lunges, and performing “bicycle” abdominal crunches—all in an effort to increase their knowledge and demonstrate their performance of key physical fitness components. The students’ cardiovascular endurance, abdominal strength, and even their brains were put through a workout during the physical education […]

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It’s Cool 2 Walk to School

A father of three students was walking his children to a Chula Vista school when he came across a penguin mascot near the campus. It’s not every day you encounter a penguin on the way to school. The kids were excited. Then, the penguin handed them wristbands that said, It’s Cool 2 Walk to School. […]

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Feaster Charter Says, ‘Lettuce Celebrate’ New Greenhouse

A lot of schools have school or community garden projects. At Mae L. Feaster Charter School, the concept of a school garden didn’t just get off the ground. It was taken to another level. Feaster recently held a ribbon-cutting for a Hydroponic Greenhouse. Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient […]

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How to create healthier school employees?

By taking a class, a walk—even a stand together It must have looked odd at first. The superintendent and members of his leadership team in business attire walking the neighborhoods surrounding the administrative center of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Surely they were mistaken for leaflet distributors or salespeople. Soon, however, more employees were […]

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CPR in Schools Could Help You in ‘Stayin’ Alive’

Performing chest compressions to the cadence of the “Bee Gees” hit song “Stayin’ Alive,” students from Mae L. Feaster Charter School were enjoying learning hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) recently. CPR doubles or triples survival rates for cardiac arrest victims, provided it is administered immediately. And that’s the point of CPR in Schools training, officials said. […]

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There’s No Stopping ‘Girls on the Run’

As they crossed the finish line wearing colorful shirts, and big smiles, the fourth through sixth grade girls discovered something about themselves. There’s no stopping a confident girl on the run. Indeed, “Girls on the Run” is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, […]

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Ringing in the Honors: CVESD Earns Two Golden Bell Awards

CSBA honors district’s exemplary programs The Chula Vista Elementary School District received two Golden Bell awards from the California School Boards Association (CSBA). The honors were presented at the association’s recent annual seminar in San Diego. CVESD was recognized in the area of Visual and Performing Arts for its Community Opus program, a partnership with […]

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Chargers Urge Students to ‘Fuel Up’ with Fruits and Vegetables

It looks like the San Diego Chargers were winners off the field this week too, what with the way kicker Josh Lambo, defensive tackle Sean Lissemore and linebacker Manti Te’o fired up students at Harborside Elementary during a fitness-themed assembly. Under sunny skies and flanked by cheerleaders and community leaders, the Chargers presented a ceremonial $10,000 […]

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Padres and STAR/PAL are a Hit with Silver Wing Students

Students from Silver Wing Elementary in south San Diego caught fly balls, took swings in the batting cage, and ran the bases during a simulated game while being cheered by their local heroes: the San Diego Padres and San Diego Police. The baseball “camp” took place Aug. 18 at Petco Park, the home of the […]

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Gaining Ground in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

A comprehensive four-year initiative to improve the health and wellness of students in the Chula Vista Elementary School District has resulted in the most positive trends to date in the fight against childhood obesity. The results of the District’s 2014 measurement of the height and weight of every preschool through sixth grade student were announced […]

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