Parkview Students Get Moving with Flash Mob
by Michele Earle
April 24, 2013 • 947 views
With music blaring from the speakers, students and staff members covering the blacktop and enthusiasm and energy at a high rate, the Parkview School family broke into a flash mob. Students from kindergarten through sixth grade, joined by their teachers, administrators, staff members and parents showed off their best moves as the entire school danced the Cupid Shuffle.
“I am so proud of all of you!” said Sylvia Rivera, Parkview’s principal. “I didn’t know we had so many talented dancers here at Parkview!”
Students spent about a week practicing their dance moves in their classrooms and were excited to do the flash mob as a group. Leading the dance were teachers, Martha Segura Diaz and Ramona Chandler, as well as student council members.
“Our student council wanted to plan something fun for our school and we work really hard to be physically active here at Parkview so we thought a flash mob dance would be a great thing,” said Angelica, Parkview’s student council president. “It was fun to see so many people dancing at the same time.”
As part of Parkview’s Physical Education Program (PEP) grant the school regularly implements programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state standards for physical education. Students receive instruction in healthy eating habits and good nutrition through the Harvest of the Month and Tasting Trios programs, as well as participate in physical activities that support a lifelong healthy lifestyle.