Play Blue Personnel...

     Project Director:

       Nancy R. Santilli

     Project Coordinator:

       Jeff Gowdy

       Eric Yurchisin



Additional Information...
     Data Collection-Parent Information
     Nutrition and Wellness
     Play Blue in the News
     PlayBlue Project Team
     Wellness Committee Goals

Our Schools...

    Gardiner Early Learning Center

    Timmons Elementary

    Kenston Intermediate

    Kenston Middle School

    Kenston High School


    Alumni Page

    Kenston Home


   In 2010, Kenston was one of two school districts in Ohio to receive money from the federally funded Carol M. White Physical Education Program Grant (PEP). Since then, district employees and parent volunteers have been working to roll out the program, now known as PLAY BLUE.  As a result, in 2011, Kenston unveiled a new age-appropriate state-of-the-art Play Blue physical fitness center in each of the five Kenston school buildings, which Kenston students use in physical education class, in addition to the traditional P.E. curriculum.

   In 2012, Kenston students are continuing to use the Play Blue Fitness Centers, and also enjoying the district’s renewed focus on health and wellness as promoted in all Kenston school cafeterias. Sodexho, Kenston’s food partner and supplier is working closely with Kenston staff and administration to provide healthier and better-tasting meal choices, from eliminating fried foods, to adjusting portion size, offering more fresh fruits, vegetables and grains, working with local suppliers and more. 

   On April 14, 2013, watch for the second-annual Play Blue in Motion event.  Like our hugely successful inaugural event in 2012, this year’s event will be at Kenston High School, from 1 to 4 p.m.  This year, we will bring back all the popular opportunities for physical activity for every member of the family and we will add several health and wellness elements with more food vendors, cooking demonstrations, a Future Chefs contest and much more. Mark your calendars.


Get Ready. Get set. Play Blue!

2012 Play Blue in Motion video

Corporate Sponsorships Future Chef Competition 

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