New Boston Local School was recently awarded a $500 grant by McDonald’s® of the Tri-State through the Balanced, Active Lifestyles Grant Program. The school is one of twenty-five in the Tri-State chosen as a recipient of a grant.
The goal of the program is to encourage teachers to create educational programs that demonstrate an original approach to enhancing their students’ physical fitness, nutrition awareness and health education. The $500 grants must be used toward implementation of the winning programs.
The winning program at New Boston Local School is “Monsuta Fitness,” led by PE Teacher Mary Waugh. The program allows students in grades second through sixth to use technology to virtually “hunt” fitness monsters around the school. To catch each monster, students will have to complete a prescribed exercise. Students earn points for every monster that is caught.
Mandy Kinskey, local McDonald’s General Manager, recently presented the grant check and award to PE Teacher Mary Waugh on behalf of local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Bruce Parsley.
McDonald’s Owner/Operators of the Tri-State area awarded $12,500 in Balanced, Active Lifestyles Grants this year to educational programs in southeastern Ohio, eastern Kentucky and central West Virginia.