Athlos Students Recognized for Excellence in Academics, Athletics, Performance Character

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Noah Barnard and Giovanna Pena aren’t your average students. Both in their third year at Athlos Leadership Academy in Brownsville, TX, Noah and Giovanna stood out due to their excellence in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and leadership.
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Athlos School Lunch Program Serves up Nutritious Meals and Healthy Habits

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At Athlos, we embrace the fact that a substantial school nutrition program provides more than just food at lunch. Like all parts of the school day, school lunch is an educational opportunity; the opportunity to learn about foods, as well as socially from one another.

Employee Spotlight: Chandler Herdt, Director of Healthy Body

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One of Athlos Academies’ first employees, Director of Healthy Body Chandler Herdt will celebrate his fifth work anniversary with Athos in July. Herdt has worked extensively with the Healthy Body pillar since the program piloted in 2011, adding his own expertise and passion for health education into the innovative Athlos three-pillar approach to education.

Educators of Excellence: Coaching Duo Raise the Bar

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If you could find two coaches who eat, breathe, and sleep the Athlos Healthy Body pillar, it would be Austin and Christina Ledesma. Both athletic performance coaches at International Leadership Texas (ILT) campus in Keller, this married duo embodies all that Athlos represents.

Character Huddles Make a Difference

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As an Athletic Coordinator for Athlos Leadership Academy I have the pleasure of working with the Performance Coaches who administer the Athlos Athletic Curriculum on a daily basis, and I have seen first-hand how the Healthy Body pillar has made a difference in our school.
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Physical Activity's Influence on Academic Achievement

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Does practice really make perfect? With higher pressure mounting on educational institutions to produce students that meet and exceed stringent standards, a large push has been made to increase the amount of instructional time that students have in math, reading and writing.
Growth Mindset and Physical Fitness

Growth Mindset and Physical Fitness

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The Athlos Athletic Curriculum provides coaches an opportunity to help students develop a growth mindset from a young age and maintain that outlook as they tackle all sorts of new physical challenges. The most important tool to remember when teaching a growth mindset is to, award effort rather than outcome.

Athlos Athletic Curriculum Level 1: Building Movement FUNdamentals

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Ok, quick--- what does installing a floor joist and skipping have in common? Well, not much. But similar to building a house, where you’d better have solid footing; you’d better start with a strong foundation when building athleticism in early elementary students.

Opening Doors to Success Through Physical Activity

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When you think of PE, what goes through your mind? Maybe a “tenured” football coach rolling a few basketballs out onto a court and saying “have at it”? A bevy of kids sitting in small clusters in the bleachers, faces illuminated by their iPhone’s?
Fit Bodies, Fit Minds: The Athlos Approach

Fit Bodies, Fit Minds: The Athlos Approach

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Did you know that despite an obesity epidemic in the United States, only 3.8% of the nation’s elementary schools are offering daily physical education? Doesn’t sound logical, does it? Well, we don’t think so either.