During fall of 2021 MHS Physical Education / Health & Wellness Teacher, Strength & Conditioning Coach Kyle VonBehren was awarded Marion School Foundation grant funding to purchase six iPads for weightlifting stations.
The high schools uses ” a PLT4M” (Platform) within our Strength and Conditioning and Physical Education Programs, which provides not only strength training workouts and speed and agility training but also a holistic approach including yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, mobility, flexibility, stretching routines, fitness literacy, dance fitness, fitness & performance. IPads will be set up in the weightlifting area allowing students to log into their PLT4M account and begin their workout sessions without the need of personal cell phones or school provided chrome books.
In a letter of support Marion High School Principal Greg Semler noted, “The iPads will assist our students with data collection and analysis, allowing our students the benefits of a precise and well-regulated workout.” This funded project will impact over several hundred students at MHS.
The Marion Foundation’s grant program provides teachers an opportunity to receive funding for projects that benefit students in the Marion Independent School District. Grants are made possible because of generous contributions the Foundation receives throughout the year from both businesses and individuals as well as a number of educational funds that are invested with the Foundation for long-term benefit.