Healthy School

Healthy School

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The BodyWalk presented by HealthMPowers

The Body Walk is a tool used to teach students about their body.  It is a walk through exhibit that talks about various body parts, organs, health enhancing behaviors and choices.  Students met the "Organ Wise Guys" at each station and as they were leaving the Body Walk each student received a workbook to use in the classroom or take home to help reinforce topics discussed.  

Sugar Hill Would like to thank all of our volunteers and HealthMPowers for coming out and helping to make The Body Walk an enjoyable learning experience for our students.  
For more information go to and The Organ Wise Guys.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Alliance for a Healthier Generation Bronze Award Winner

Coach Sudderth has been in Little Rock Arkansas to celebrate Sugar Hill's success in earning the Bronze level award from the Alliance for A Healthier Generation.  Sugar Hill has been working very hard the last couple of years on becoming a healthier school for our students.   

Coach Sudderth before the 5K began.
Our group of Georgia Wellness Champions.  
Our 8 representatives from Hall County Schools participating
in the Walk the Talk 5K at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Forum in Little Rock Arkansas.  

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sugar Hill Elementary earns National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award

Sugar HIll Elementary was one of 9 schools from Georgia to be named as a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence School.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Introduction to FitnessGram

Students at Sugar Hill are working on our FitnessGram Pre-test .  During PE class all 1st-5th grade students will be participating in the test to measure muscular strength and endurance, aerobic capacity, flexibility as well as their height and weight for BMI.   Check out the Introduction to FitnessGram link above to see the test students are performing.   

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dear Parents,

I am writing to give you an update on our Wellness Initiative at Sugar Hill.   We have achieved the Gold Shape award from our state governor for increasing exercise opportunities for our students and for removing sugary drinks from our vending machines. 

Our goals for this year include making an effort to serve healthy snacks for celebrations such as birthday parties.  If you plan to bring a class treat this year for your child’s birthday, please choose a healthy alternative to cupcakes or candy.  Some ideas might be natural popcorn that is free from excessive salts and preservatives, fruit such as grapes, veggie dippers, or water bottles instead of sugary drinks.  I can’t promise that we will never serve candy or cake, but we are going to make a promise to be conscious of the amounts of sugars, carbohydrates, and fat contents that we are offering to your children for treats.  As always, feel free to contact us about any dietary concerns that you have for your individual child. 

We are looking forward to a healthy, happy year.  Thank you for your support for wellness for all children in the Sugar Hill community. 

Beth Skarda

PE Expectations

Expectations in Physical Education are:
1 Learn something new
2.  Dress Appropriately (tennis shoes & comfortable clothes)
3.  Be polite & Respectful
4.  Help others
5.  Show great Sportsmanship 
6.  Be Safe
7.  Listen to Instructions
8.  Have Fun 


Welcome to Sugar Hill Elementary Physical Education blog.  Here you will find updates on what we are doing in PE at SHES!