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#GetThereSafe Flag raised at Clovis West High School to Remind Teens to Drive Smart

WHAT:            Students across 20 high schools, including Clovis West High School, will  gather to raise a #GetThereSafe flag at their schools to remind each other about the importance of smart driving Over a five-year period (2007-2011), 1,572 California teen drivers, ages 13-19, were involved in fatal crashes], and more than half of those teen drivers caused the accident.  California ranks second for the most teen crash fatalities,


The Allstate Foundation #GetThereSafe Week is part of the #GetThereSafe program, a teen-led initiative that raises awareness around the dangers of the three risky driving behaviors that frequently cause fatal teen crashes – speeding, not wearing a seatbelt and being distracted by other teen passengers in the car.

Boost Your Brain Power - Tai Chi Class

Boost Your Brain Power - Tai Chi Class


A study in the  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which included 120 healthy older people in China, showed doing tai chi can boost your brain power. Those who practiced this “moving meditation” technique three times a week for 40 weeks showed increases in brain volume, as seen on MRI, as well as improvements on several tests of memory and learning, compared to those not doing the exercise who had normal age-related brain shrinkage.

Previous research has shown that aerobic activity is good for the brain, but this study suggests that a more gentle form of exercise is also beneficial.  Another benefit of tai chi: it improves balance and decreases the risk of falls. (December 2012 UC Berkeley Wellness Letter)

Two Cities Marathon - November 3, 2013

Two Cities Marathon - November 3, 2013

Sunday, Nov 3rd at Woodward Park is the place to be for this world class event. The Boston qualifier has a $4,000 prize purse!

There will also be a 2-day Sierra Pacific Orthopedic Health & Fitness Expo, Wine & Beer Gardens.

Also, check out great amenities - technical women & men long-sleeve event shirt, Finisher's hooded sweatshirt, custom medallion, hot breakfast, FREE massage and their signature ice cream sundae!

The 2-person Half Marathon Relay returns, a Half Marathon was added in Clovis, and continued support goes to the half marathon WALKERS division!

The looped marathon course starts in Fresno and runs in upscale scenic neighborhoods lined with brilliant autumn foliage.

You will enjoy running through historic Old Town Clovis (hence Two Cities) as you are cheered on by supporting spectators.

Health Center opens at Sierra Vista Elementary School

Clovis children and their families now have better access to health services at the newly expanded Sierra Vista Elementary Health Center.  Today, October 25th,  the District’s nursing services staff and families are opening the doors on the health center’s new location.  Before the addition of the building on the Sierra Vista campus, children were seen in a makeshift facility housed in the school’s former administrative offices.  Now, the Health Center, which serves approximately 30 children each day, has a home of its own.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure- Saturday, October 26th

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure- Saturday, October 26th

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013

CSU-Fresno (Park in Lots C, V, A & J) 

6:30AM - Registration and packet pick up opens

7:30AM - Men's 5K Run (Timed)

8:00AM - Women's 5K Run (Timed)

9:00AM - Awards Ceremony for 5K Runners

9:30AM - Survivor Recognition Ceremony

10:30AM - Co-Ed 5K (3.1 Mile) & 2.2 Mile or 1 Mile Walks(s) (Non-timed)

11:30AM - Kids for the Cure Race (Non-Timed)

The Race Expo will feature event sponsor information, giveaways, entertainment, food and retail and are for paid participants only. For the safety of all participants, pets and rollerblades are not allowed.

For more information and registration click HERE. 

Total Health Expo October 24th in Fresno

Total Health Expo October 24th in Fresno

The Total Health Expo is a two-day event scheduled for the weekend of November 2 and 3, 2013. Taking place at the Fresno Convention Center, Valdez Hall, it is the largest health-related event in the San Joaquin Valley. The show features local and national exhibits including: fitness and sports, health food and nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction, personal growth, auditory and dental health, as well as a variety of other traditional and holistic therapies.

Clovis West Students to Teach Elementary Students

Today, October 24th, at Clovis West High School, students will have the opportunity to teach students. A group of 48 Valley Oak Elementary School students will take a fieldtrip to Clovis West High School where students in the Advanced Placement Environmental Science class will teach them hands-on science lessons.


Groups of four elementary students will each be led by two CW students through various stations at Clovis West’s Environmental Pond. The stations include searching for macroinvertebrates; testing the water for nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorous and pH; and using microscopes to identify life found in the pond.