DATE: April 2, 2015 6:40:19 PM CDT

 

Battle for the Fittest Superintendent: Million Mile Month Challenge Begins 

Bragging rights on the line as Fort Bend ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD compete for most miles

FORT BEND – Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Dr. Charles Dupre is asking the Fort Bend ISD community to help the District as it participates in Million Mile Month, an online challenge to promote wellness and support children’s health. The month-long effort kicked off April 1, and nearly 5,000 staff members, students, parents, and community members have already accepted the challenge to log each mile they walk, run, swim, or bike through April 30. Together, the FBISD community is hoping to log more miles per participant than our neighbors at Lamar Consolidated.

"We are dedicated to equipping our students with life skills, so Fort Bend ISD is eager to participate in a physical fitness challenge that helps children, reduces stress, and promotes wellness,” said Dr. Dupre.

“Last year, we logged more miles than any other organization, making us the defending champions. This year, my friend and colleague, Dr. Thomas Randle of LCISD, accepted a challenge to try and best our FBISD team. As superintendent, I know how well our FBISD community can work together on behalf of children. Our strength in teamwork makes Fort Bend ISD the team to beat,” said Dr. Dupre.

Members of the community can still register to participate in the Million Mile Month Challenge on behalf of Fort Bend ISD by visiting www.MillionMileMonth.com. Registration is free, but participants can upgrade their membership and receive T-shirts and other items. Users of FitBits can also sync their apps with their Million Mile Month profile to automatically upload their mileage.

Throughout the month, campuses are invited to participate by logging miles walked or run during physical education classes, and some FBISD sites will be organizing group walks for employees.

Photo 1: Dr. Charles Dupre, FBISD Superintendent (L) and Dr. Thomas Randle, LCISD Superintendent (R)

Dr. Dupre and Dr. Randle

Photo 2: Employees from the FBISD administration building kick off the Million Mile Month Challenge on April 1, 2015.

Million Mile Month Kickoff

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