Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Schools on the Move Grant Award Winners!
Since 2005, West Virginia on the Move has awarded 64 grants to schools in 31 West Virginia counties to increase physical activity opportunities before, during and/or after school for students, staff and families.
2013-2014 Grant Projects
Sherman Elementary School Boone Sherman Elementary Walking Club Collaborate with Fuel Up To Play 60 and other governmental agencies, to create a walking trail around perimeter of our current school playground. This would give community, staff, and students a place to walk in inclement weather.
C.W. Shipley Elementary School Jefferson Living Better One Step at a Time Create a 1/3 mile walking/running trail loop with a straight 460 ft offshoot to connect it with National Park Service property with exercise stations.
Elkins Middle School Randolph Hornet Fitness Path
Increase physical activity for the students, staff, and community of Elkins Middle School by building a new paved walking path. Staff and student walking programs will be established to promote walking and community-walking events will take place on the new walking track.
Kasson Elementary/Middle School Barbour Playground Renovation
Ultimate goal is to replace old pieces of exercise and play equipment available to the at risk children. Equipment lacks appropriate safety zones and doesn’t accommodate student numbers. The Pre-K and Kindergarten playground is the first phase of this renovation.
St. Agnes Elementary School Kanawha Playground Pedometers Adventures
Incorporate increased physical activity into the daily curriculum by 1) Utilizing Pedometers for “playground adventures” and walking contests between students, teachers and parents 2) Entire school community “walking to Jerusalem” during Lent, and 3) substituting “playground adventures” instead of pizza parties for rewards for students and teachers. Develop Wellness policies.
Pineville Elementary School Wyoming Moving to our Future Due to historic flooding, Pineville Elementary School is getting a new building. To help make our new surroundings a vibrant, positive influence on our students and their families, we will place fitness stations around the perimeter of the new playground area.
2012-2013 Grant Projects
Brandywine Elementary Pendleton Walking Trail
Increase physical activity most students receive by twenty minutes on a new walking trail. Activities include after-school family walking program in addition to before and during school programs.
Fountain Primary School Mineral On the Go
Increase physical activity levels of students and community members through programs using paved walking track. Promote use before during and after school and increase community access.
Marlowe Elementary Berkeley Marlow is Walking around the World
Increase student physical activity levels during the school day in addition to increasing levels for parents, staff and community weekly by creating walking clubs that will “walk around the world”.
Point Harmony Elementary Kanawha Point Harmony After-School Activity Program
Increase physical activity levels and reduce screen time through after school clubs and integration of nature trail in school and community outdoor physical activity.
Tucker County High School Tucker Wheels for the Hills
Create school based outdoor adventure club to foster a life-long enjoyment of outdoor recreation for students, staff and community through mountain biking.
West Liberty Elementary Ohio Heart of an Eagle
Increase knowledge of moderate to vigorous physical activity using heart rate monitors through programming that includes best practices such as SPARK and Let’s Move! WV.
2011-2012 Grant Projects
Bridge Elementary Kanawha Building the PILLARS to Support a Healthy Bridge
Constructing a fitness/walking path and educating students, staff and community in the PILLARS toward a healthy lifestyle through hands-on activities and experiences.
Homestead School Randolph Rock Climbing Polar Bears
Install a 7 foot traverse rock climbing wall to use in helping students’ develop confidence and sense of achievement through goal setting while increasing upper body strength.
Huntington High School Cabell Huntington High Trail and Stepping Into Fitness
Through community and school collaboration create a hiking/fitness trail with fitness stations and outdoor classroom.
Jayenne Elementary Marion Jayenne Jaguars Do the Circuit
Develop PE circuit training and hip hop dance programming in addition to school walking trail. Community members and parents will be involved in activities during Family Fun Nights.
Tunnelton-Denver Elementary School Preston COOL-Changing Our Old Lifestyles
Improve a walking program by engaging staff, students and family/community in mapping and posting walking distances through WV. Program includes Family Fun Nights and community walking club.
Woodsdale Elementary Ohio Wii Make the World Go Around
Using pedometers and Wii gaming platform implement cardiovascular enhancement programming that involves students, staff and families.
2011-2012 Funding for SOM provided by WVU Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Additional funding provided by End Childhood Obesity Race (ECHO), Wheeling, WV and The CARDIAC Project. Initial program funding from Benedum Foundation.
2010-2011 Grant Projects
Crescent Elementary School Raleigh County Crescent Chipmunks Get Fit with Fun
Purchase outdoor equipment and create a walking/fitness trail to increase physical education time and increase physical activity opportunities through training and incentives.
Kellogg Elementary Wayne County Kellogg’s Field of Fitness
Incorporate enhanced recreation area, fitness stations and walking track into classes and promote use before and after school to staff and community through collaboration with Marshall University.
Logan Elementary Logan County Logan Grade – Happy and Healthy
Implement new PE programs, school wide exercise routines, alternative physical activity curriculum, and staff and parent focused interventions as part of long term effort to promote healthy lifestyle habits.
Page Jackson Elementary School Jefferson County Kids Run Wild
Improve environment by co-locating nature trail and youth garden at school and implementing Kids Run Wild program to instill lifelong exercise habits for students, staff and families.
Parkersburg South High School Wood County Lunchtime=Funtime
Through training, tournaments and challenges increase physical activity levels of students, staff and families using electronic gaming systems and equipment in cafeteria.
Pleasants County Middle School Pleasants County School Fitness Center
Create fitness center for students and staff and through collaboration with parks and recreation make available to community to increase physical activity levels and instill lifelong lifestyle habits for all.
Ritchie County Middle School Ritchie County Fitness Center Make-Over
Improve fitness center for use during physical education classes and establish “Invite Parent Day” in addition to expanding community use of center.
Shepherdstown Elementary School Jefferson County Kids Run Wild
Implement Kids Run Wild program, conduct community walk audits and prepare students, staff and families to participate in community based running events over two years.
Victory Baptist Academy Raleigh The Victory Trail
Create a trail with fitness stations to increase physical activity for students during physical education class, recess and offer alternative classroom instruction. Activities involve families and community.
Warwood School Ohio Warwood Gets Its Move ON!
Implement Power Up program on new outdoor equipment, create indoor fitness stations for use before school, and promote walking to school.
West Hamlin Elementary Lincoln Climbing to the Top
Increase upper body strength and aerobic capacity of students, staff and families through training on use of a new climbing wall during after school program, family nights and other community events.
2009-2010 Grant Projects
Bruceton School Preston County Bruceton School Playground Project
Purchase new playground equipment and design an adult and child fitness program. Train staff to use the program in lesson plans and for personal fitness. Educate community on physical activity.
George Ward Elementary School Randolph County MOVE IT
Rebuild the school playground. Create boxes of equipment for use during indoor recess. Train teachers and students in the safe use of all equipment.
Lakeside Elementary Putnam County Pedaling the Panther Path!
Paint a bike path on existing surface. Purchase pre-k bikes, gross motor equipment, storage, and safety helmets. Host wellness fair and bike safety rodeo.
Lumberport Middle School Harrison County Eagles on the Move!
Use DDR and Wii Fit Interactive in PE and AA period. Hold family fitness nights to introduce families to learn about physical fitness and nutrition. Activities include pedometer program and wellness website.
Mercer School Mercer County Family Fun Night
Family Fun Nights will provide appropriate activities for students and parents, grandparents, teachers and community members. Activities will focus on increasing physical activity and nutrition for six weeks.
Mylan Park Elementary School Monongalia County Mylan Park Activity Challenge
Summer Shape-Up Challenge is a family program that promotes student physical activity during the summer. West Virginia Adventure Challenge promotes walking using step counting pedometers.
Philip Barbour High School Complex Barbour County Archery-Plus for Barbour Countians
Program will impact youth through 10-day physical education units; through an archery club and interscholastic competition; and through family days, workshops and biathlons.
Sand Hill Elementary Marshall County Family, Food, Fitness and Fun
Monthly family fitness events at school providing creative activities, along with a 9-week nutrition course. Activities will demonstrate that healthy cooking can be an easy and fun family activity.
Washington Irving Middle School Harrison County Skate in School
Purchase and implement Skate in School program. Students to keep fitness log with parental involvement. Logs will be part of students’ agenda at the beginning of the year.
Williamstown Elementary School Wood County Jacket Stinger Speedway
Construct a school walking track and purchase fitness stations. Track will be used in community walks, monthly healthy lifestyles program and family fitness nights.
2007-2008 Grant Projects
Alum Bridge Elementary School Lewis Healthy Hearts for Healthy Kids
Create walking trail to promote walking and increased physical activity among students, faculty and community members. Trail will be used to develop physical activity programs such as Community Walk-a-Thons, student Walk-a-Thons, classrooms competitions, and 10,000 steps programs.
Creed Collins Elementary Ritchie SPARK training
Train thirty Ritchie County physical health education teachers in SPARK. Teachers will use research based and developmentally appropriate material to teach over 900 students.
Harrisville Elementary School Ritchie We are Climbing the Walls
Install gymnasium climbing wall to be incorporated into the physical education program at school to increase muscular strength and stamina.
North Elementary School Monongalia Dance Dance Revolution
Purchase Dance, Dance Revolution, pedometers, and other equipment (hula hoops, jump ropes, soccer and playground balls, etc) to be used in the PE program and other activities.
Malden Elementary Kanawha Calm and Energized
To offer Yoga training classes to students, parents and teachers. To teach students to increase physical activity, decrease stress and anxious overeating, build physical strength, flexibility and confidence, and discover personal stress triggers which result in overeating and lethargy and how to eliminate them.
Martin Elementary School Wood Family Fitness Nights
An eight- week program during winter for over 150 students and families, senior citizens and home schooled families.
Mercer Elementary School Mercer Family Fun Night
Targeting 322 students, families and 36 faculty and staff, these nights will promote healthy lifestyles and offer support activities.
North Elementary School Randolph Recreation Station
Create a recreation station that will use workout equipment such as pull up bars, sit-up benches and virtual games to enhance recreational play.
St. Agnes Catholic School Kanawha Walking Track
Construct a new walking track that will be available to students and community.
Tygart Valley Middle and High School Randolph Techno Fit
To launch a technology based physical activity program using televisions equipped with Dance Dance Revolution and Nintendo Wii gaming systems.
2006-2007 Grant Projects
Chamberlain Elementary School Kanawha Pride Rock Village
Improve existing playground
Cheat Lake Middle School Monongalia SHARKS Getting Fit!
Provide tailored fitness information to all fifth graders to increase physical activity.
Clay County Middle School Clay Mountain Mud Mashers
Continue after school bike rides, transportation for park rides, safety and skills classes, and use equipment for spin classes in winter. Learn through biking, while staying physically active.
Doddridge County Middle School Doddridge Bobcat Family Recreation Area
Phase I of outdoor recreation area – to build 3 rim basketball court available to students and the community.
Greenbrier East High School Greenbrier Project Lifestyle
Purchase Dance, Dance Revolution to be used along with ROUTEEN, a dance/movement program, and to purchase exercise equipment such as bands and hand weights, etc.
Jane Lew Elementary School Lewis Healthy Hearts Trail
Phys Ed classes will use the trail. The school will sponsor walk-a-thons to promote physical activity, community walking events.
Kanawha Elementary School Wood Playground and Track
Install playground equipment inside the present walking track.
Martin & Madison Elementary Schools Wood Martin on the Move
Martin on the Move – an 8 week Family Fun/Fitness night program that will increase teacher, student, and family involvement at school, increase physical activity opportunities, and support healthy nutrition. Madison Elementary School will develop Dance, Dance Revolution programs to provide recess during bad weather.
Sherman High School Boone Moving to better Health
Provide organized physical activities structured and supervised by a trained physical education teacher to community and students. The program will encourage and develop healthier lifestyles and habits.
West Liberty Elementary School Ohio WLES
To increase movement during recess – inside and outside -by including fun, mobile equipment. To increase faculty, staff and student wellness with a school wide pedometer program. To increase student lifetime fitness with Learn to Swim program and after school club.
2005-2006 Grant Projects
Bridge Street Elementary School Ohio Bridge Street Elementary School
Walking trail with exercise enhancements around the perimeter of the school.
George Ward Elementary School Randolph Follow Our Footsteps!
Build a walking trail, hold a community heath and fitness fair and promote walking through challenges for school classes, families and the community.
Kasson Elementary School Barbour Pathway to Lifetime Fitness
Create a quality walking/running/exercise trail and stations on school ground. Available to students and community.
Martin Elementary School Wood Martin on the Move
Increase access to physical activity opportunities and interactive nutrition education of students, parents, and community members.
Wirt County Middle School Wirt Wirt Wellness – A Way of Life
Involving teachers, parents and students to increase physical activity opportunities.