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Let’s Move Active Schools
National Award Recognition
"Physical activity isn't an option. It's a necessity."
So reads the Let's Move Active Schools National Award presented to Pinellas Park Middle School (PPMS) "for its outstanding leadership in creating an Active School environment that promotes physical education and physical activity."
The Let's Move award was presented, in part, to PPMS School Resource Deputy Robert Bauman for his above-and-beyond efforts to keep students active throughout the school day.
Deputy Bauman has implemented "Recess Time" for 20 minutes before school and 15 minutes after lunch, during which he supervises students as they play basketball, football, soccer, and more.
Recognizing the importance of promoting physical education, sportsmanship, and physical activity, Deputy Bauman installed tether ball poles and a horizontal rock-climbing wall, for which he acquired the materials on his own.
In conjunction with PPMS Teacher Ms. Clark, who created the "Thunderbird Fencing Club," Deputy Bauman is Leading The Way For A Safer - and healthier - Pinellas!