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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press • February 27, 2013 + + BY KIM HILSENBECK kim@haysfreepress com Hays CISD is helping its stu- dents and their families learn more about living healthier, from lunchroom changes to every day PE to innovative pro- grams. Here are a few examples of healthy happenings at your local Hays CISD school: "Fuel Up to Play 60" grant Hays CISD recently cele- brated receipt of a new $71,900 grant from Dairy Max to imple- ment "Fuel Up to Play 60." This program, sponsored by the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, in collaboration with the United States Department of Agricul- ture, help make it possible for students to have more oppor- tunities to be physically active and choose tasty, nutrient-rich foods in their school environ- ment. Each Hays CISD campus receive $3,595 to put toward healthy eating and physical activity plays. Schools Hill also hold their own "FUTP60" kick- off and implement the plays later this spring. To schedule an appointment, call 512-694-1746 Whitney Self, Hays CISD Fitness and Wellness instructor, and Principal Alisa hold the $71,900 check from Dairy Max to implement "Fuel Up to Play 60" at COURTESY PHOTO Dipalma from Tobias Elementary Hays CISD campuses ii!ililili!iiiiiiii!ii!iiiiiiiilG ADWARE • SPYWARE MALWARE • VIRUSES On-Site Removal COMPUTER WER ~ (requires broadband intemet access) • Norton Internet Security and Anti-Virus 2010 • Mfr Rebates Available to Previous Owners New celebration menu rails out at two Hays CISD schools The Hays CISD Child Nutri- tion group, managed by South- west Foodservice Excellence, is piloting a new celebration menu at Kyle Elementary and Carpenter Hill Elementary. The menu includes options such as fruit kabobs, yogurt and fnfit parfaits, custom created snack mix and chocolate covered ba- nanas, along with reduced fat and sugar cupcakes and cakes that can be decorated accord- ing to parent's wishes. Accord- ing to Scan James, Director Child Nutrition, the items Hill be delivered to a child's class- room. James said goodie bags with age-appropriate items are also available. The pilot test will continue at the two .schools for the rest of this year then roll out in the fall to more campuses. Visit and click on Caf6 Meals under the Parents & Student tab for more information. Allow about two weeks for orders to be fulfilled. Daphne Montano, 10, and Hays CISD Child Nutrition out snack mix, one of the new celebration menu Fuentes Principal sets a good ex- ample for healthy living Fuentes Principal Regina Butcher is putting her money where her mouth is; partly so she won't put as much un- healthy food in it. But mostly to potentially earn $10,000, which she said Hill be used to create a new walking track around the school's playground. PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK staff member Yolma Ledbetter at Kyle Elementary handed treats, for Daphne's birthday PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK Fuentes Principal Regina Butcher with H-E-Buddy at a recent pep rally in sup- pert of her participation in the Slim Down Showdown; if she wins the grand prize of $10,000, it will pay for a new track around the school's playground Butcher says the current trail is used by everyone in the community spots statewide in the H-E-B Slim Down Showdown. With her school's support, Butcher is already down 16 pounds and has no plans to slow down. She said her stu- dents brought her a desk full of apples and oranges onValen- Continued from pg 3B He said he feels CSCOPE tries to standardize but the rollout at Hays CISD was poor- ly executed, to the detriment of teachers and students. "It's a red flag when my children do well in school but make a C on a CSCOPE assess- ment test," McManus said. He said his children's teach- ers told him, "everyone does poorly on CSCOPE tests." "I have a huge problem with this," he said. Several of McManus's teach- er friends told him they are "flying blind" on the assess- ments because even they are not sure what lessons will be tested - he was told teachers are not able to see the assess- ments ahead of time. "I'm all for standardization of what's being taught," he said. "But when parents and teachers don't know what's going to be assessed, we need visibility into the program." McManus suggested look- ing to the highest achieving schools around the state and emulate what they do to be successful. Texas legislators may have the opportunity to vote on the issue of CSCOPE being more visible during this biennium. The CSCOPETransparencyAct, House Bill 760, was introduced by Rep. Steve Toth and calls for oversight for e-learning mate- rial/curriculum within public schools. Toth requested all fi- nancial documents and meet- At 5'6" and 232 pounds, Butcher said she knew her health needed to improve. And how could she tell her students to eat healthy and exercise when she wasn't modeling that behavior? So she signed up for and earned one of only 25 CCC will be doing. "We are all in a bit of a hold- ing pattern to see what chang- es will take place in CSCOPE," she said. "We Hill certainly make the portions of CSCOPE that were protected previously available to parents as soon as it becomes available." ing minutes from TESCCC re- lated to CSCOPE. Last year, Kimbroly Pool, Hays CISD curriculum super- intendent, called CSCOPE "a work in progress." With the recent changes from Patrick, she said there is still some work that the TES- :: fine's Day instead of candy and cupcakes. 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