By: Matthew Jacobs and Ibrahim Sayyed
Have you ever heard of Hoops and Jump Ropes for Heart?
If you haven’t you should at least know that Mr. Marques and Ms. Rosa brought this fantastic program to our school. The reason they brought it to the school is to teach kids about heart health and heart disease.
Mr. Marques thought it was a good event that would bring awareness about heart health and diseases to young students and children.
Ms. Rosa said “I think the American Heart Association has rocked the Hoops For Heart and Jump Rope For Heart events. These events help engage elementary and middle school students with jumping rope or playing basketball while allowing them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues.”
Ms. Rosa said, “A lot of students at MASH have always enjoyed playing basketball in PE class so I thought it would be fun to connect Hoops for Heart to our basketball unit.”
They added Jump Rope for Heart so the littlest kids wouldn’t be left out of this activity.
Part of the program included a fundraiser where students buy ducks. Ms. Rosa’s favorite ducks are Ski duck and Ms. Cool. Mr. Marques favorite duck is Spy Duck which costs $35.
The top 5 students raising the most money were:
Our school's goal was to raise $300.00 but we collected a grand total of $2,066.00! All of the money goes to the American Heart Association.
Here are what the ducks represent:
All articles are written by MASH students in grades 4-8, who participate in the after school club, Got Lit? Journalism