A Message to the Community from Dr. Charles Dupre, Superintendent of Schools
An invitation to join Fort Bend ISD in the Million Mile Month Challenge: Join our movement!
Spring is a busy time in Fort Bend ISD. Many of our students and staff are busy preparing for the upcoming STAAR tests, our seniors are completing their final high school courses, and district-wide, we are preparing for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.
With so much going on throughout the District and our community, I want to take a moment to lighten things up a bit and invite you to help Fort Bend ISD participate in a “healthy competition” with our neighbors at Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. We know that our more than 72,000 students and over 9,000 employees in FBISD are top-notch – and we will soon get to prove our superiority by hitting the pavement in the upcoming Million Mile Month Challenge.
Last April, over 2,270 FBISD employees, students, families, and friends logged more than 100,000 miles to help the community reach one million miles of physical activity during a month-long event to promote wellness and support children’s health. Together, we logged more miles than any other Houston-area organization or business. That makes us the defending champions – and I know we can do even better this year. I’m so confident in this, I recently reached out to a Fort Bend County friend and colleague, Dr. Thomas Randle, to challenge him and his LCISD community. Dr. Randle and I – and our districts – share a common bond. We are dedicated to providing the very best for our students. But on April 1, we will turn into rivals for the Million Mile Month Challenge.
I encourage you and your families to participate in this year’s event by registering at www.MillionMileMonth.com on behalf of Fort Bend ISD and logging each mile you walk, run, swim, or ride during the month of April. The month-long challenge raises awareness about the importance of physical activity and participation is free.
Many of our campuses participated last year by logging miles walked during physical education classes, and other FBISD sites organized weekly walks to help the District and the community reach the goal of one million miles.
This year, I hope you will join us. Do it to help children. Do it to spring into action and promote wellness. And do it to beat LCISD! Every day, our District makes strides toward inspiring and equipping our students to pursue futures beyond their imagination. Now – let’s make every step count!