Local heroes inspire thousands of children

More than 51,000 elementary students from across Northside ISD, and thousands more from across the city of San Antonio were inspired by local heroes during “Heroes for Health Day,” a collaborative effort across the county to stress the importance of health and fitness for children.

The event was organized by the Bexar County School Boards Coalition and the “Go Public” campaign.

All 77 NISD elementary schools participated. Pictured is a sampling of activities:

Driggers ES
Kindergarten through third grade students at Driggers ES listened to Capt. Oscar Valdez from the Leon Valley Fire Department talk about the importance of exercising, drinking water, eating the proper food, and getting plenty ofsleep. Pictured (from l-r) are Capt. Valdez and Paramedic Brian Peterson.

McDermott ES
Students and staff at McDermott ES were treated to a DrumFIT® and bike performance to motivate them to live an active and healthy lifestyle.

Steubing ES
At Steubing ES, students started the day with the campus police officer and PE coaches leading the entire campus in warm-up exercises.

Aue ES
At Aue ES, the Leon Springs Volunteer Fire Department spoke to students and staff during the morning announcements about the importance of exercising and maintaining an active lifestyle for overall good health. They also led the students through a variety of stretches and exercises.

Fields ES
Members of the United States Air Force visited with students and staff at Fields ES and talked about the importance of eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle. They also had the students do squats and run in place as a way of getting their heart pumping.

Cole ES
At Cole ES, Bexar County Deputy Sheriff George Herrera talked to the students about the importance of exercise and healthy eating. Pictured with Herrera (center) are Principal TodKuenning (left) and Vice Principal Valerie Arce (right).

Allen ES

Beard ES

Boone ES

Braun Station ES

Cable ES

Elrod ES

Glass ES

Howsman ES

Krueger ES

Leon Springs ES

Linton ES

Mary Hull ES

May ES

Mead ES

Meadow Village ES

Mireles ES

Murnin ES

Myers ES

Nichols ES

Oak Hills Terrace ES

Passmore ES

Raba ES

Scarborough ES

Valley Hi ES

Villarreal ES

Burke ES

Carson ES

Franklin ES

Knowlton ES

Lewis ES

Northwest Crossing ES