John Muir K-12 Magnet School is one of only five California schools awarded a $10,000 SPARKpower grant funded by the California Department of Public Health. SPARK is a research-based organization that disseminates evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. Muir will receive a SPARK Premium Program of choice (two full-days of on-site, "hands on" training for up to 30 staff members), SPARK curriculum and instructional materials, content-matched equipment, and a one-year membership to SPARKfamily.org for each teacher. For more information, please contact Caryn Maroni, magnet resource teacher, at (858) 268-1954, ext. 145.
Pictured in back row: P.E resource teacher Brenna Baringer, Muir parent Rachel Desany, Principal Nancy Johnson and 11th graders Ben Kling and Arianna Burton. Front row: Muir magnet coordinator Caryn Maroni, SPARK elite presenter Joan Gillem, 5th grade teacher Stacey Kadlubowski, and parent Moriah Alexander.
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