Eastwood Middle School Physical Education Teacher Wins Fitness Grant!!!!
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 13, 2018) – Julie Grissom, Physical Education and Health Teacher at Eastwood Middle School, has won a Big Ten Grant for $6000.00 for the second year in a row. She is honored to be the recipient of this grant that will help Physical Education students at Eastwood Middle School learn and engage in lifelong fitness activities.
“I am very excited to win this grant for our students at Eastwood,” said Grissom. “Fitness is a lifelong activity and I am so honored that the Big Ten and Indiana Sports Corp awarded this grant to help impact the fitness level and develop lifelong fitness skills with our students.”
The Big Ten worked with Indiana Sports Corp to select 15 teachers, with the goal of recognizing 15 different schools in the state of Indiana. Each of the teachers (kindergarten through eighth grade) were awarded a grant to assist them with educational projects. Julie Grissom along with the 14 other recipients, were recognized at the Big Ten Football Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in December.
The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School K-12 district. Having hosted the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for more than 20 years, the District now extends the International Baccalaureate (IB) to all students, making it the first district-wide IB program in the state of Indiana, and one of only a few nationwide. At Eastwood Middle School, the Middle Years Program physical and health education courses help specifically to prepare students for the study of sports, exercise and health science in the IB Diploma Program (DP) at North Central High School. In their study of sports, exercise and health science, students learn how to apply their knowledge and understanding by critically analyzing human performance and through planning and conducting laboratory investigations. This grant will help prepare students to actively learn and engage in exercise.