On a clear day in late September, Lacamas Heights Elementary School students, teachers and parents took action to gather funds and improve students’ awareness about their health.
Lacamas students participated in a school-wide Sport-A-Thon held at the Camas High School track, where they participated in activities to promote muscular strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility.
The Sport-A-Thon, a partnership between the school and parents, was held during the school day as part of the students’ physical education program.
Students were given time to visit four stations, which were designed to promote educational goals. They included catapult competitions, soccer goal kicks, tug-of-war, jogging and yoga stretching. Parent volunteers from the Parents Association of Lacamas Students manned the stations.
Prior to the event, parents and family members pledged support for the students in their Sport-A-Thon effort with the proceeds going to P.A.L.S. Each year, this funding is used to supplement supplies and equipment for the teachers and staff, provide experiences for students to enhance their schooling, and provide low or no-cost events and activities for Lacamas families.