Elementary kids learn about Jump Rope for Heart


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Fifth grader Kameron Shepherd (foreground) and fourth grader Ava Huffman (background) show off their individual skills during the Leapin’ Lakers performance at the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff.

Fifth grader Kameron Shepherd (foreground) and fourth grader Ava Huffman (background) show off their individual skills during the Leapin’ Lakers performance at the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff.


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Indian Lake Elementary students are learning that simple exercises can save a heart during Heart Health Awareness Month. ILES Physical Education teachers Dan Young and Kristen Alstaetter held a kick-off event Feb. 1 to introduce their Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in conjunction with the American Heart Association. The Leapin’ Lakers Jump Rope Club, made up of more than 50 Indian Lake third through sixth graders, helped by showing off their skills for the crowd. During February students will have the chance to participate in Jump Rope for Heart challenges during gym class. Outside of school they can collect donations from friends and family. Last year’s Jump Rope for Heart garnered $3,500. This year’s goal is $5,000.

Fifth grader Kameron Shepherd (foreground) and fourth grader Ava Huffman (background) show off their individual skills during the Leapin’ Lakers performance at the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2016/02/web1_Jump-Rope-For-Heart.jpgFifth grader Kameron Shepherd (foreground) and fourth grader Ava Huffman (background) show off their individual skills during the Leapin’ Lakers performance at the Jump Rope for Heart Kickoff. Courtesy photo

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