XCSF Helps Students Pedal to Academic Improvement

A group of third grade students at Arrowood Elementary are experiencing notable academic improvement as they pedal their way through the school day. The Xenia Community Schools Foundation provided grant funds for the “Moving Minds” initiative. Funds were awarded to enable the purchase of stationary “pedal cycles” for 65 third graders. The students use the equipment during instructional time. The students reportedly seem more engaged in classroom instruction when using the pedal cycles, and their performance on several tests has improved since the cycles were introduced.

The teacher who applied for the grant shared “that based on average growth data from the winter MAP test, students in the self-contained classroom with pedal cycles, displayed an overall higher average growth, than the students in the other self-contained classroom without pedal cycles.”

The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is dedicated to enriching the academic pursuits of all students, faculty and staff within the Xenia Community Schools. The Foundation has provided grants for teacher and classroom enrichment programs and scholarships, from the investment income of the Foundation and donations, for the past thirty years. The Xenia Community Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For additional information, visit xcsfoundation.com.

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