Dear Man Middle School parents and community leaders, today marks a milestone on our journey.  Man Middle School has been nationally recognized for its outstanding efforts and commitment to helping students learn, focus and grow through the integration of at least 60 minutes of physical activity before, during and after the school day.

Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, recently honored Man Middle School with the coveted 2016 Let’s Move Active Schools National Award.  To earn a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award, a school must have met significant benchmarks in five areas;  physical education; physical activity before and after school; physical activity during school; staff involvement; and family and community engagement.

We are proud to be an Active School because we know that physical activity translates to student success both in the classroom and in life.  Please join us in celebrating this achievement.  Talk with your kids about the importance of physical activity, and ask them how they move during the school day.

You can support Man Middle School in our continued Active Schools efforts by joining our team at www.letsmoveschools.org