Saturday, June 4, 2016

Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary Wins Get Moving Manchester Trophy

Congratulations to Highland Goffe's Falls Elementary School! They have been awarded the 2016 Get Moving Manchester trophy for the highest elementary participation for all four weeks of the program.

Get Moving Manchester is a four week nutrition and physical activity program that encourages healthy lifestyle habits based on the 5-2-1-0 concept of eating 5 fruits and vegetables daily, limiting screen time to 2 hours or less. exercising for 1 hour a day, and drinking 0 sugar based beverages. The program focuses on Manchester students in grades 3-6. Students track their habits daily for the four weeks of the program. Susan Matthews, principal, Sherry Tellier, health teacher and all the classroom teachers did an excellent job of promoting the program.

Assistant superintendent,  Chris Martin, Sylvio Dupuis, former mayor of Manchester and coordinator of the program, and Mayor Gatsas presented the trophy to Highland's principal, Susan Matthews, her staff and students along with Slider, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats mascot.