The beginning of March officially heralded Jump Rope for Heart season at the lower school. On March 7, K-5 students took to the blacktop in an annual effort to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Donations were still rolling in after the jumping activities ended. As of March 14, students had raised $4,012. Grade 3 student Rohan Gorti personally raised $1,610 through online donations. Lower school students, who had been collecting donation pledges for some time, spent the day on a variety of stations set up to celebrate their efforts.
They had a field day jumping rope, high jumping onto soft mats, doing the limbo, leaping over makeshift hurdles, crawling through obstacle courses, shooting baskets and participating in other fun activities. Some teachers got in on the action too, by helping to turn a rope, supervise the jumpers for a class period and jumping alongside them.
“Thanks to all of our P.E. staff for the work done on the jump day and to all of our students who collected donations and turned them in!” said Jim McGovern, who works in the lower school’s athletic department and helped organize the event.