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K-4 Students Jump for Their Hearts and Help Save Lives

Students at Jordak Elementary school and Cardinal Intermediate school are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers. On February 1st Jordak and C.I.S. hosted its 3rd annual Jump Rope For Heart assembly.  This assembly helps kickoff the program so we can raise money for the American Heart Association, which funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.

Jump Rope For Heart teaches students how physical fitness benefits the heart and shows them that volunteering can be a fun and positive experience for the whole community. The need to educate children about the importance of physical activity couldn’t be timelier. According to recent studies, about one-third of children ages 2 to 19 are overweight and obese.

“By including physical activity into their daily routines, kids can significantly reduce the onset and burden of heart disease,“ said Lauren Eberhard with the JRFH campaign. “By raising money through Jump Rope For Heart, we are preventing heart disease and obesity for the next generation of Americans.

Kids are literally jumping into a heart healthier life while becoming passionate about raising money for other kids with sick hearts.”

For 38 years, millions of students have jumped rope and learned about heart health and how nutrition and physical activity can help prevent heart disease and stroke. Jump Rope For Heart is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators.

If you would like to help our students help others contact Jordak or Cardinal Intermediate School to make a donation.

Pictured In Bottom Left Photo: Elementary students jump rope during the kick-off assembly for the Jump Rope for Heart Campaign February 1st.

CMS Future City Showcase

Pictured In Right Photo: 6th grader Ana F., presents her group’s Future City Project at the showcase February 6th. Students designed model cities based on the Future City theme of re-imagining public space.

First Family Fun Fest A Success for Cardinal!

Family, fun, developing a passion – that was the goal of Cardinal’s first Family Fun Fest, and thanks to the help of local organizations, churches and musicians the event was a huge success. Cardinal Middle School opened its doors to the community on Thursday, February 2nd for the event. Inside attendees could find everything from food, music from local musicians Will Collens, Revelation Road, and Big Jul Green, and information from local organizations on how to get students active and involved. Midwest Native Skills was on hand to demonstrate pioneer era survival techniques, the YMCA had games and vouchers, Hands on Museum had an interactive display, and Scouts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Middlefield Library, and Geauga Parks all had information to share. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a big success, we look forward to doing it again next year!

Pictured In Top Left Photo: Families visit vendors at Cardinals first Family Fun Fest Event February 2, 2017.

Congratulations January Paw Pride Winners!

Congratulations to the January CMS Paw Pride winners! 5th grade: Gabriel H., Monica M., Liliana M., Zoey Y.; 6th grade: Isabella C., Caden G., Casie H., Hailey H.; 7th Grade: James B., Ashton G., Olivia O., Lauren S.; 8th Grade: Sebastian G., Haylee H., Amanda M., Natalie R. Congratulations everyone – keep up the great Huskie Pride!

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