Kenston Local Schools were recently awarded the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant of federal funds earmarked for physical education programming for the districtís 3,200 K-12 students.
The overall aim of this PEP grant is to address the childhood and adolescent obesity issue in our schools and improve overall health in our community through increased physical activity, weight management, stress reduction, nutrition education and programs that stress the mind, body and spirit. Kenston is the only school in Ohio to be awarded PEP funding this year.
One of the outgrowths of this PEP Grant is the initiation of a new cutting edge PE curriculum within the schools. This new curriculum uses the Hopsports Training System.
Quote From Jeff Gowdy, Physical Education Teacher - Kenston Middle School
"The Hopsports Training System has allowed all of our students at Kenston Middle School access to a variety of different types of movement few had been previously exposed to. The format in which it is presented enables all students to exercise at a health- enhancing level without competing with another student. The lessons have reached all different types of learners and improved the overall attitude of our PE classes!"
Quote From The HOPSports Website:
"HOPSports prides itself in working with the best schools in the world that are focused on quality physical education. Kenston Middle School is a model program of this cutting edge curriculum. We have selected to put Kenston on the front page of the HOPSports website so others can see the amazing work you are doing in your school. "