Monday, February 13, 2012

Lindbergh-Schweitzer Gets Presidential Fitness Salute

Presidential letter
The presidential letter.
Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont has been named a Demonstration Center for The President's Challenge Physical Activity and Fitness Awards Program by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

The school's physical education programs and fitness lab were cited as excellent examples of a school program. Equipped with state-of-the-art spin cycles and weight equipment, the fitness lab was outfitted in part from funds donated by the San Diego Chargers.

Lindbergh Schweitzer fitness room in action.
Lindbergh Schweitzer
fitness room in action.
The fitness center is used before school by the school's track team. Students and staff also use the facility to improve all areas of health-related fitness. Lindbergh Schweitzer is the district's service learning magnet school.

National Demonstration Center schools place extra emphasis of activity and fitness by holding designated fitness assessments, designing programs to help students increase their daily physical activity, monitoring and motivating student progress, and promoting a physical education program internally and externally. They are also available for visits so interested teachers, administrators, and parents nation-wide can observe their programs.

For more information, contact Marylou Baranowski at