Wellness Week Kicks Off with Kindergarten Field Day!

On Monday, May 15, 2017, 133 Rocky Mountain Classical Academy (RMCA) Kindergarten Students, supported with an army of volunteers and teachers, expressed the joy of movement during Kindergarten Field Day. The event occurred at Stetson Elementary School’s open field (and the start/finish line of RMCA’s upcoming May 20, 2017, 5K Fun Run for Education).

A smiling Mr. Wil Winter (Elementary Physical Education) kicked off the festivities, and students soon competed in runs, duck-and-runs, bag tosses, and tug-of-war. A happy Mr. Samuel Farnham (Kindergarten Afternoon and Gifted-Talented Teacher) cheered his students on to tug-of-war victory, promising to defeat handily the class of colleague Mrs. Ashlynn Smith (Kindergarten Morning).

Kindergarten Field Day is a capstone physical education event for the youngest students, much as concerts are for music classes and the art show for art classes. During this week, grades K-5 have field days, marking this week as RMCA’s biggest “Wellness Week” of the year, including Saturday, May 20, which sees the annual 5K Run for Education. During the week and including the 5K Run, over 1,050 RMCA students, faculty, staff, and community members will cap their wellness year.  It is a great time to get into shape!

Off to an early lead she never surrendered, an RMCA Kindergartner clearly enjoys field day.

With an agile leap through the ring, her burst of speed carried the day.

Pulling like Hercules, Mr. Farnham’s (at rear of team) squad overpowers the competition.

Wow! I made it!

Digging for a fast start, students accelerate in the fifty-yard dash.