Two Rivers Community School Students Participate in Mighty Miler Running Program

Published Monday, October 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

At Two Rivers Community School, each grade participates in the Mighty Miler program. Mighty Milers is a nationally recognized running program for kids of all fitness levels from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It is designed to get kids moving to prevent obesity and illness. Participation in Mighty Milers helps kids build their self-esteem, and learn to make and reach personal goals.

Over the course of a program cycle, students in Mighty Milers set goals to run and/or walk a certain distance and earn rewards for reaching milestones along the way.

“Our kids love this! So far, first grade has 10 miles, sixth grade has 14 and we hear through the grapevine that our arch rival Kindergarten has six miles,” said first grade teacher Tina Rizor. “Running our laps takes less than two to three minutes of time, so we can easily take exercise breaks throughout the day without impacting instructional time. Research shows that activity improves memory and learning.”

The Mighty Milers program is just one aspect of the student experience at Two Rivers. Movment-based programs such as Mighty Milers, Brain Gym and the school’s Adventure Fitness program keep students healthy and hungry to learn.

Founded in 2005, Two Rivers Community School is a tuition-free, K-8, public charter school based in Boone. The Two Rivers curriculum challenges students with dynamic learning experiences both in and out of the classroom. Academics are at the core of every opportunity provided with the expectation that students grow in both character and in intellect during their time at Two Rivers.

This year the school’s enrollment is 175 students with openings still available. If you would like more information about this story or about Two Rivers Community School, please contact Ryan Robinson by phone at 828-262-5411 or by email at [email protected]

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