In 2012, the idea to start a program of running and walking in the mornings at the Integrated Arts Academy began with the school social worker, school nurse, and physical educator. The program grew out of a response to students needs. Students were often gathered outside early in the morning with nothing to do. We decided to start the day with exercise as it has been shown through research that this can increase academic achievement, improve behavior, and self confidence. We wanted a fun atmosphere where no matter the level or commitment students and their families were always welcome to move in a safe manner. The Move It! Move It! program at IAA was born.
WHEN WE MOVE?
Students and families are encouraged to move on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before school from 7:45 a.m. until 8:10 a.m.
Students get sticks for every lap they move and we keep track in a database during their career at IAA.
1 mile = pencil
5 miles = Move it! Move it! wristband
10 miles = Move it! Move it! water bottle
25 miles = Move it! Move it! white tshirt
*50 miles = Playground ball and pedometer
75 miles = walk to the ice cream store
100 miles = medal and name on the Move it! mural
200 miles = Move it! Move it! grey tshirt
Move it! Move it! in the news...
2015 IAA Fun Run