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When it comes to fitness and health, McAllen ISD is on top once again! 

For the second straight year, the district finished first in the Medium School District category across the state in the annual It’s Time Texas Community Challenge.   

McAllen ISD earned nearly 2.4 million points. In addition, the City of McAllen took first in its category (Large Community) for the fifth straight year with more than 3.9 million points.

The top five schools in McAllen ISD included:

  • Sanchez Elementary                              323,200 points
  • Instruction & Guidance Center        322,300 points
  • Fossum Middle School                           245,750 points
  • Achieve Early College High                 244,500 points
  • Rayburn Elementary                                 227,650 points

This was the second consecutive year for Sanchez to finish as the top earner in points for McAllen ISD schools. Karen Teverovsky, a teacher at the I&G Center, was the top individual in McAllen ISD with 56,950 points.

The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is a statewide effort to improve health and wellness by pitting communities and school districts against each other in a friendly competition. Points are earned through exercise and healthy eating. The ultimate goal is to instill healthy living habits in state citizens. Nearly 300 communities across Texas participated in this year’s challenge.

Signees to the campaign could accumulate points simultaneously for their school, school district and city. 

“McAllen ISD’s focus is not just on the academic side of students but the physical, social and emotional side as well,” McAllen ISD Superintendent, Dr. J.A. Gonzalez, said. “Our parents, teachers and staff all came together to participate in this worthwhile campaign.”

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