It’s National Nutrition Month! Challenge yourself to try new healthy foods and visit the District Dish section of connectED for some really great healthier food options.
On behalf of the Superintendent of Schools An open letter to parents of students in Geary County Schools USD 475; Geary County Schools USD
Fort Riley Middle School has towering gardens taking over the sixth-grade science classroom… and it’s fantastic! It all started with a proposed mini-grant by
On Tuesday, November 7, Spring Valley Elementary welcomed members of the Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Organization to the school for some youth basketball instruction.
Geary County Schools USD 475 follows the guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and provides healthy options for students. Some items that students see in addition to the larger serving sizes of fruits and vegetables, are beans and legumes along with whole grain rich items, including breads, cookies and chips. At breakfast, all grain items are whole grain including pancakes and French toast.
If you live with a teenager, you have inevitably heard, ” There’s nothing to eat in this house!” You may do the grocery shopping and most of the cooking, but allowing teenagers to help prepare foods too actually decreases the likelihood that they will eat unhealthy fast food or unbalanced meals when they become responsible for their own food choices (Sonya Angelone, MS, RDN, CLT). To help your teen prepare and cook foods, you can stock your kitchen with these staples.
Fort Riley Middle School’s track season ended May 9 at the North Central Kansas League meet. This was the first year for them to compete in this competition.
On Friday, April 28th, the 9th Annual Kansas Kids’ Fitness Day was held at the 12th Street Community Center. Approximately 700 USD 475 3rd graders participated in various fitness stations incorporating fitness components, such as: cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, agility, and flexibility.
Fort Riley Middle School kick-started National Physical Education and Sport week by hosting their annual Wellness Fair on Friday, April 28. Bethany College’s Track and Field/Cross Country Coach Aaron Yoder welcomed the students and spoke to them about the importance of Positivity, Responsibility, Integrity, Determination, and Excellence (FRMS Trooper Traditions P.R.I.D.E.) He focused primarily on determination and how it helped him to become the World Record Holder in the Backwards Mile.
Celebrate your heroes the week of May 1-5, 2017 during School Nutrition Employee Week. School Nutrition Hero Day is Friday May 5. Recognize directors, managers, staff, parents–anyone that is a champion for school nutrition. Let this week serve as a reminder for all the work they do in our schools by showing them a little love.