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West District Puts on Olympic Tribute

Students across several grades perform in gymnastics show after weeks of work.

Dozens of students in 's upper grades put on an inspiring show Monday afternoon, displaying the gymnastics skills they'd learned during a 6-week unit in physical education. But more than that, the Olympic tribute showcased the ideas they had been focusing on — teamwork, leadership and commitment.

The students, who were divided into teams representing various countries, marched into the cafetorium bearing flags. Certain students, who had volunteered, tumbled onto and over mats and balance beams in pairs, performing routines they had worked on dilligently for weeks.

Students from Amy Albrecht's third-grade class — the class of the month and representing Team USA — explained the performance.

"Our reason for being here today and doing our part in the West District Olympics is simple," said student Alexa DeFrancesco, presenting with Hannah McCallum for Miss Albrecht's class.

"Teamwork, leadership and commitment. If we can learn these now, we know we can do anything," Hannah said.

jfitz May 01, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Congratulations to the West District School in the success of your Olympic Tribute. It is wonderful to see the children involved in a well-rounded athletes program where the focus is not only on the fundamentals of a particular sport, but also the importance of education and teamwork, in an atmosphere conducive to developing sound mind, body and character and having a good time along the way. The Olympic Tribute demonstrated the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness while stressing learning lessons of value such as self-discipline, teamwork, concentration, friendship, leadership, and, good sportsmanship. Well done!

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