5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!

5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games Photos, Results, and More!

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Between January 17-February 11, 2022, over 11,000+ students, teachers, and families participated in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games, by completing 4 weeks of “Olympic Games” themed WinterKids outdoor learning challenges!

22 schools across the state of Maine competed for $50K in cash and prizes for their schools in our Competitive Track!

This year, we offered two ways to participate to make the Games more accessible to more students. Teachers and parents could alternately choose to register for, and participate in, the non-competitive Play-Along track!

All told, 11,000+ kids in Maine participated in the 5th Annual WinterKids Winter Games, between the competitive and play-along versions of the program!

We had an amazing time competing and were able to provide our students with opportunities that they may never have otherwise. Our Family Engagement Night event was such a hit that we’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition.
Amy Jenkins
Elm Street School, Mechanic Falls ME
Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​everything.​ ​I​ ​didn’t​ ​realize​ ​how​ ​awesome​ ​this​ ​would​ ​be,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​be​ ​honest,​ ​had​ ​no​ ​idea​ ​what​ ​I​ ​was​ ​getting​ ​into.​ ​I​ ​have​ ​learned​ ​a​ ​ton​ ​from​ ​this​ ​experience​ ​and​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​greatly​ ​improve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​school​ ​when​ ​we​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​apply​ ​again.​ ​Thank​ ​you​, ​and​ ​keep​ ​up​ ​the​ ​incredibly​ ​important​ ​work​ ​you​ ​do!!!
Matt​ ​Lindsay
Ella P Burr School,​ ​Lincoln ME
Our​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​students​ ​have​ ​been​ ​super​ ​excited​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​four​ ​weeks.​ ​Because​ ​of​ ​our​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​WinterKids,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​started​ ​some​ ​new​ ​traditions​ ​that​ ​we​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​doing​ ​for​ ​years​ ​to​ ​come.​
Bill​ ​Guerrette
Pine​ ​Street​ Elementary ​School, Presque Isle ME
Snowflake Group

Competitive Track

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Top 3 winning schools:

Medal Gold

GOLD MEDAL WINNERS: Jonesport Elementary

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Medal Silver

SILVER MEDAL WINNERS: West Bath School

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Medal Bronze

BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS: Leroy H. Smith School

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This year’s 4-week series of challenges included outdoor physical activity, nutrition, family engagement, and winter carnival, and celebrated the Olympic Winter Games just as our inaugural Winter Games did in 2018. All competitive track schools received a cash prize based on how they finished.

Our top 3 schools are taking home the biggest prizes with $10,000 (Gold Medal), $7,500 (Silver Medal), and $5,000 (Bronze Medal) for their schools. In addition, our top 3 winning schools were treated to an inspirational live awards ceremony rally led by Elec Simon and Friends!

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CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who participated!​ ​​ ​Every​ ​school​ ​is​ ​a​ ​winner​ ​in​ ​this​ ​competition.​ ​You​ ​lead​ ​the​ ​charge​ ​to​ ​have​ ​students,​ ​faculty,​ ​staff,​ ​and​ ​others​ ​to​ MOVE!​ LEARN!​ ​EXPLORE! ​outside​ ​this​ ​winter.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​all true ​champions!

final Competitive Track leaderboard:

SchoolWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4TOTAL SCORE
Jonesport Elementary School2424252598
Leroy H Smith School2524242497
West Bath School2425242497
Rangeley Lakes Regional School2424242496
Cave Hill School2424242496
Helen Thompson School2424242496
East Range II School2424242496
HB Emery Jr Memorial School2424242496
Union Elementary School2324242495
Mast Landing School2324242495
Elm Street School2324242495
Woodland Consolidated School2424232495
Pine Street Elementary School2224242494
Cherryfield Elementary School2323242494
Harrison Elementary School2324222493
Southern Aroostook Community School2323232493
Moscow Elementary School2324242293
Matinicus Island School1724242489
Woodland Elementary School2023212488
Patricia A Duran School1521211976
Carrabec Community School1617191870
Ella P Burr School1516151056

Find more details on how the scoring worked for our Competitive Track schools, in our Winter Games 2022 Rules & Regulations.

Rubric Week 4 support Helen Thompson School WinterKids Winter Games 2022 1
The​ ​smiles,​ ​laughter,​ ​and​ ​cheers​ ​are​ ​why​ ​we​ ​bring​ ​WinterKids​ ​to​ ​Helen​ ​Thompson​ ​School.​ ​This​ ​week​ ​was​ ​full​ ​of​ ​planning,​ ​promoting,​ ​competing,​ ​and​ ​celebrating​ ​as​ ​we​ ​ended​ ​our​ ​WinterKids​ ​2022​ ​experience.​ ​As​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​department,​ ​state​ ​troopers,​ ​journalist,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​school​ ​celebrated​ ​together,​ ​I​ ​asked​ ​one​ ​of​ ​my​ ​students,​ ​who​ ​had​ ​just​ ​won​ ​bronze​ ​in​ ​bobsledding,​ ​what​ ​he​ ​was​ ​thinking.​ ​He​ ​looked​ ​at​ ​me​ ​with​ ​tears​ ​in​ ​his​ ​eyes​ ​and​ ​said,​ ​”I​ ​think​ ​this​ ​is​ ​the​ ​happiest​ ​moment​ ​of​ ​my​ ​life”​ ​We​ ​are​ ​so​ ​grateful​ ​to​ ​have​ ​been​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​WinterKids​ ​this​ ​year.​ ​Thank​ ​you​ ​to​ ​all​ ​who​ ​made​ ​it​ ​happen!
Meghan​ ​Colby
Helen​ ​Thompson​ ​School,​ W. Gardiner ME
Snowflake Group

PLAY ALONG Track

participants

In 2021 we offered a pandemic-friendly, non-competitive version of the Winter Games—the Play-Along edition. Many of the participants liked the easier-to-implement version of the Winter Games, and so, in 2022 we offered two ways to play!

The result? Over 7,000 participants across the state of Maine (and beyond) participated in 4 weeks of fun Winter Olympics-themed challenges at their own pace as part of our Play-Along Track, with chances to win weekly prizes from WinterKids and our partners at Central Maine Power.

This Gallery of 2022 Winter Games Play-Along Champions is made up of photos submitted by individual families and educators as part of our Play-Along photo contest. Enjoy!

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thank you to our sponsors

The 2022 WinterKids Winter Games were made possible, thanks to generous support from:

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Aroma Joes Winter Games 2021 Sponsor
Subway Logo Winter Games 2021 Sponsor
Kittery Trading Post D24 Platinum Price Sponsor 2021
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MEDIA COVERAGE

Many thanks to local media outlets across the state of Maine for their coverage of the Games!

February 11, 2022

Union Elementary School holds winter carnival

via Village Soup
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February 10, 2022

Limington students enjoy fun day in the snow

via WMTW Channel 8
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February 2, 2022

Winter Kids Winter Games 2021

via Fox 22 Bangor
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January 26, 2022

SACS students going for WinterKids gold

via The County
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January 26, 2022

JES again takes part in WinterKids

via Machias News
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January 21, 2022

Photo Album: Students Overcome Obstacles

via SunJournal
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