EPISD Education Minute: Positive Playgrounds


“At first I was shy,” said EPISD third grader, Zoey Ceballos.

But now, Ceballos has a whole new take on recess.

“Now I say who wants to play? Everybody come,” said Ceballos.

It’s what students Lee and six other EPISD elementaries gain through the district’s Positive Playgrounds.

“I like four square because it’s really competitive,” said EPISD fifth-grader Izrael Saaverdra.

“Students are taught skills to be part of a team, solve problems on their own,” said Terry Montes, lee Elementary’s Principal.

But it’s not only that, it promotes the three core values we have at this school — for students to be responsible, safe and respectful.

The program was designed by EPISD Health, Wellness and PE, in partnership with Students and Family Empowerment, paid through a Region 19 grant.

“We’re giving them opportunities to develop their social skills as they grow older,” said Javier Carrasco, Health, Wellness and PE coordinator.

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