In a JAM
Mandy Winebrenner, a gym teacher at T.A. Lowery Elementary in Shenandoah Junction, will be jumping for joy if her students help break a world record during a school-wide assembly Thursday morning. JAM, an acronym for Just A Minute, is an easy, one-minute fitness routine that includes exercises that kids and adults can tackle as they stand at their desks. The JAMmin’ Minute effort is part of the Let’s Move West Virginia Active Schools campaign and first lady Michelle Obama’s national Let’s Move campaign. In a national competition, West Virginia schools are leading all other states in the number of JAM participants with more than 60,000 students involved in the effort, including Lowery students (from left) fifth-grader Evan Patton, second-grader A.J. Spears and third-graders Lindsey Bangit and Amber Chapman, who started the day with a JAMmin’ Minute practice on Sept. 18. For details, go online to jamschoolprogram.com.