CHES Jumpers are the Jam!
CHURCH HILL — Church Hill Elementary’s Pouncing Cubs Jump Rope Club held its annual Spring Showcase on Friday evening, May 13. Students demonstrated their skills with jumping in a variety of styles: single, partner, long jump rope and double dutch. This year’s jump rope showcase was a 1980’s theme called “Our Jumpers are the Jam!”
Due to the size of the team they performed at Queen Anne’s County High School. There are 135 students in grades 1-4 at CHES who participate in the jump rope club.
“The energy, smiles and pride that the students display is so powerful and inspi- rational. I am so proud of all of our jump- ers, their determination, perseverance, and support for one another is so great,” said April Quigley, CHES physical education teacher. Older students within the club have the opportunity to also mentor and teach younger newer members, said Quigley.
Students come before school to learn jump rope skills, teamwork, confidence and improve health and wellness. Quigley said she started the club eight years ago with the intentions of providing a program free of cost that positively impacts the youth.
“The outcome of this program has gone beyond any of my dreams,” she said.
Quigley attributes the success of the club to her kids’ enthusiasm and the 12 staff and parents that volunteer their time to assist with the club.
“Not only did we have over 100 current students from CHES perform, we have a large number of alumni who return each year to perform one routine. Every year the alumni truly touch my heart as they bring their pride and enthusiasm for this program,” said Quigley, “They practice on their own outside of school hours creating a routine that surprises me and impresses me every year.”
The Women and Girls Fund of Easton also provides support for the program.
135 students from Church Hill Elementary School participate in the Pouncing Cubs Jump Rope Club.
Pouncing Cubs Jump Rope Club presents spring showcase at Queen Anne’s County high..
Second-graders Benjamin Guerra, left, and Vincent Sheehan, right, contemplate their purchase of a magnetic bottle cap creature.
Building teamwork and confidence while having fun is what the Pouncing Cubs from CHES do.
CHES staff participate in the Pouncing Cubs Jump Rope Club spring showcase at QACHS, May 13.