Wayland Middle School is going Red for the Heart!
All 7th & 8th grade students will be trained in CPR
with a grant from the American Heart Association
During the week of May 20-24, 2013, Wayland Middle School students will take on the fight against the nation’s number one cause of death, heart disease.
Through a grant from the American Heart Association, all seventh and eighth grade students in Allegan County will receive CPR training and a Family & Friends™ CPR Kit, which contains a Mini-Anne and video for performing Hands Only™ CPR.
Wayland Middle School has planned a Heart Healthy Week, May 20-24 in conjunction with the CPR training that will take place on Tuesday, May 21 for 7th graders and on Wednesday, May 22nd for all 8th graders during their science class.
The goal of the American Heart Association’s Hands Only™ campaign is to teach an easy way to save a life by pushing hard on the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” By teaching middle school students this method, the intent is that if they can learn CPR, adults should take time to learn it as well.
During this week, students will learn a heart healthy fact read in their daily announcement. Red “Rock the Beat” t-shirts will be sold for $10 to promote the Hands Only™ CPR and to raise money for the American Heart Association. Each student who buys a shirt will get their name placed in a drawing to “slime” Principal, Carolyn Whyte during their assembly on Friday afternoon, May 24. The school will hold their annual spring two-mile run/walk Friday morning, May 24th in front of the school.
Additional donations to the American Heart Association can be sent into school or can be made online at: www.heart.org/schools