Pictured here are the Greenfield Grand Prize Hawk Heart Winners. Submitted photo
Pictured here are the Greenfield Grand Prize Hawk Heart Winners. Submitted photo

Submitted by Mrs. Carol Lebo, 3-5 School Counselor, Greenfield Elementary, Baldwin-Woodville School District

BALDWIN, WI -- Greenfield Elementary School students celebrated Valentine’s Day in a significant way in 2017!

Students participated in Jump Rope For Heart, an event coordinated by Physical Education Teachers, Paige Weiske and Jon Curtis. Jump Rope For Heart is a community service learning program of the American Heart Association that teaches: The importance of developing heart healthy habits; that being physically active can be fun and that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save lives in their community and across the country.

Greenfield students enthusiastically embraced the fundraising challenge! Our total amount raised was $17,404.63! The Top Fundraiser in the school was fourth grader, Haley Jordt with $550 dollars. Other Heart Heroes from each grade level are: JK – Ethan DeLong; Kindergarten – Betty Tessier; First Grade – Colton Palmer; Second Grade – Max Lovestrand; Third Grade – Royal Bignell (with help from Reggie Bignell); and Fifth Grade – Caleb Haas-Rock. 

Students gave their hearts a healthy workout during the day with jump roping, hula hooping, tug of war, or bopping balls.  The gym was filled with energy, exercise, cheering and laughter. 

Thank you, students, for your hard work and a heartfelt thank you to families and community for supporting this event. 

The day concluded with celebrating the “HAWK” heart… the heart that was helpful, accountable, willing, or kind.  All students gathered in the gym where students were recognized for their “Hawktastic” behavior.  Students displaying positive behaviors are acknowledged via HAWK tickets.  These tickets are then placed in a bucket for a drawing.  Winners of that drawing are eligible for the grand prize drawing. 

The HAWK Winners are: JK: Kendall Pomasl, Kindergarten: Bradey Burden, Brinley Forrest, Peyton Dunn, Robbie Riebe, Elliot Fritz, Indira Yang and Jonathan Young. 

First Grade: Amy Yang, Jerome Mentink, Chelsy Blake, Dawson Dorwin, Aria Huftel and Elly McKeever. Second Grade: Ava Becker, Jake Johansen, Ashlyn Maurer, Cerena Ritzekura and Taylor Wilde. Third Grade: Francesca Willink, Isabella DeLong, Sophia Stansbury, Ella Omann, Brady Hanson, Chayce, and Fern-Denzer. Fourth Grade: Khelsy Pilacinski, Sara Groskreutz, Stella Kamm, Devon Wallace, Ben Johnson and Reese Turner. Fifth Grade: Jeremy Jacobson, Sam Johnson, Colton Hush, Annabelle George and Madison Driscoll.

The GRAND PRIZE WINNERS are: Robbie Riebe, Elly McKeever, Taylor Wilde, Brady Hanson, Ben Johnson and Jeremy Jacobson.

Congratulations to all the students for their winning behavior every day!!