Jump Rope For Heart


Brigid J. Ripley

Jumping for a great cause, Mr. Bailey joins kindergartner Rocklynn Dull at the long rope.

McKenna Coy, Student, fifth grade

Have you ever jumped a rope to save humanity?  Well, South Shore Elementary has.  On April 19, 2017, the elementary had an event called Jump Rope for Heart.  My class and I (the 3rd and 4th grade), were so excited!  When we went into the gym, there were little kids jumping, music playing and everyone was having fun.  There were four different types of jumping materials: regular jump ropes, foot jump ropes, long jump ropes, and a stick rope.  I used all of them.  We danced to the music.  We did the Cha Cha Slide, Whip and Nay Nay, and more.  We also jumped in groups.  Jed, a boy in 5th grade, jumped to 108!  My favorite part was the Limbo.  The elementary had so much fun!  Jump Rope for Heart is very important.  People who work at hospitals for people with heart problems need money to get proper medical materials to their patients.  That’s why we asked people to donate money for the American Heart Association.  Not only did we have fun, but the kids who participated know that they helped others, even if they just jumped rope.  A special thanks to Mr. Bailey for organizing Jump Rope for Heart.