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Guadalupe Gallopers Cross Country Team

by Amy Adkins

During after school time, it’s important to ensure programming includes a variety of ways for students be active. The hope is that by providing creative, intentional options to be active, students will be exposed to something that will turn into a healthy, life-long passion. At Guadalupe’s After School Program, students get moving daily with SPARK activities and participate in annual events like Young Dancers.  

Last year students also had the opportunity to become cross-country runners. The Program’s Lead Teacher, Kent Schmitzlead took his passion for distance running and shared it the fifth graders. Starting with a desire to see his students perform better on the Fifth Grade PE Test, this started as an idea and with students running laps around the playground, morphed into an on-going component of the program: the Guadalupe Gallopers Cross Country Team. As an ongoing component of the program the Cross Country Team ran the trails and hills of McLaren Park two to three times per week with students logging in some impressive stats- 5.26 miles with elevation gains of close to 900 feet. Read more of this story.

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The ExCEL After School Programs mission is to create and sustain "safe havens" at public schools where students and community members can access expanded learning opportunities and integrated education, health, social service, and cultural programs in the out-of-school hours.



April SC/la meeting

Information for our April 22nd meeting is now online.

posted 4/21/14


how do you eat healthy?

As we are preparing for the upcoming Site Coordinator meeting, we want to hear about some of the great things that you have been doing this year related to HEALTHY EATING.  Send us a photo of how you integrated the Harvest of the Month recipes provided during our meetings into your after school program.  Please refer to the attached flyer for more details.  Help us highlight and celebrate your efforts to promote HEALTHY EATING during after school time!

posted 4/11/14


2014 Summer rates

Rates for 2014 Summer programming are now online.

Check out our guide on how to make sure your FUP is complete.

posted 4/11/14


principal meeting

Materials from our March 26th Principal Meeting is now online.

Results from our school site Spring QAP visit are also posted.

posted 3/31/14


March SC/LA Meeting

Information and delicious recipes for our March meeting can currently be found online.

posted 3/17/14


february SC/LA Meeting

Information and delicious recipes from our February meeting can currently be found online.

posted 2/21/14


revised documents

Elementary/Middle and High School Attendance Guidelines have been revised.

Injury and Incident Reports have also been revised.

posted 2/7/14

January SC/LA Meeting

Information and delicious recipes from our January meeting can currently be found online.

posted 2/4/14


December SC/LA Meeting

Information for our December meeting can currently be found online.

posted 12/16/13


Nutrition & physical Activity

Check out our new Nutrition/Physical Activity page for tips and ideas to implement in your After School Program!

posted 12/16/13


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