The 6th Annual WinterKids Winter Games wrapped up on Friday, February 3rd, and Things got Seriously Wild!
Our 16 Competitive Track schools across Maine finished WEEK 4 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games with a tie between our top 2 schools, resulting in a tiebreaker round. To help break the tie, we asked our 2 top scorers to submit a “Snow Principal” likeness of their actual school principal:
Both submissions were incredible, but ultimately, only one school can take home the Gold medal. Based on our final judges’ votes, here are the top three finishing schools:
GOLD MEDAL + $5,000
Leroy H. Smith School, Winterport (Waldo County)
4th year in the Winter Games
SILVER MEDAL + $3,000
Williams–Cone School, Topsham (Sagadahoc County)
1st year in the Winter Games
BRONZE MEDAL + $1,500
Rangeley Lakes Regional School, Rangeley (Franklin County)
4th year in the Winter Games
We are incredibly proud of how hard these schools worked to get their students outside and learning throughout the four weeks of the Games, and we are looking forward to seeing how they continue to keep the momentum going beyond the games!
Our final Competitive Track scores are as follows:
WEEK 1 RESULTS & PHOTOS
WEEK 1 FOCUS: OUTDOOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Our 16 competitive schools from across Maine kicked off the Games with an opening ceremony, then got outside throughout the week with activities like a Snowball target shoot, “winter warm-ups,” and so much more. Students capped off the week by organizing a winter clothing drive as their “Friendship Friday” activity!
week 2 results & photos
WEEK 2 FOCUS: NUTRITION
SPONSORED BY: HANNAFORD SNACK PALS
Competitive Track students spent week 2 participating in outdoor smoothie cup relay races, learning about the USDA’s MyPlate food groups, making tons of smoothies, and some classes even enjoyed healthy lunches outside with snow picnics! Finally, students and teachers worked hard all week preparing for their Friendship Friday activity by holding community food drives.
WEEK 3 RESULTS & PHOTOS
WEEK 3 FOCUS: FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
SPONSORED BY: AROMA JOE’S COFFEE & SUBWAY OF MAINE
Week 3 of the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games had our 16 Competitive Track schools across Maine bringing their families in on the action! Students participated with their families in outdoor bingo, story walks, outdoor fitness activities, sharing their gratitude with written messages to our sponsors, and so much more! To cap off the week, schools hosted outdoor family nights centered around snowshoeing, skating, skiing, and sledding.
All week long, students were encouraged to track their steps with their new pedometers, generously provided by Aroma Joe’s & Subway of Maine!
week 4 results & photos
WEEK 4 FOCUS: WINTER CARNIVAL
Our 16 Competitive Track schools across Maine closed out the 2023 WinterKids Winter Games with a week full of wild outdoor activities, including mini disc golf, learning all about natural resources, nature walks on snowshoes, building snowball Cairnes, and so much more. The week culminated with a winter carnival where students came outside to celebrate their completion of 4 weeks of fun competition!
THE 2023 WINTER GAMES WERE MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:
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