Working together with families and community, Centerpoint School District will provide our students with quality educational experiences through high academic standards and an engaged staff in a safe and inviting environment.
The Centerpoint School District begins plans for $150,000 Elementary Playground and Fitness Trail for students and patrons.
The Centerpoint Elementary Playground and Fitness Trail Program will improve the health of families in Pike and Clark Counties by providing playground equipment, a fitness trail and fitness stations. The project is funded by the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas. The grant was awarded as part of a total of $2,942,858 in grants to fund 40 health improvement programs throughout Arkansas.
According to Superintendent Dan Breshears the grant application was written and submitted by two of the district’s administrators; Intermediate Principal Penny Smothers and High School Principal Nic Mounts. “Their efforts in this just reaffirms the incredible dedication and love that the staff in the Centerpoint School District has for our kids.”
“We are grateful to the Foundation for this incredibly generous award” Principal Smothers said of the grant. “We are very excited for what this means for our kids and our community.”
The Blue & You Foundation awards grants annually to non-profit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. In its 14 years of operation, the Blue & You Foundation has awarded more than $24 million to 766 health improvement programs in Arkansas.
“Our grants this year went to programs across the state that address such issues as nutrition and exercise, dental health, and medical professional education,” said Patrick O’Sullivan, executive director of the Blue & You Foundation.