graphic masthead of boy and City School District of Alabny logo graphic link to Board of Education pages graphic link to school directory pages graphic link to school pages
box bullet

HOME

box bullet About Us
box bullet

Academics

box bullet

After-School and Extended-Day Care

box bullet

Albany A-Z

box bullet

Albany Booster Club and School PTAs

box bullet

Albany Fund for Education

box bullet

Alumni

box bullet

Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR)

box bullet Art
box bullet Assurance of Discontinuance
box bullet

Athletics

box bullet Bids/RFPs
box bullet Buildings and Grounds
box bullet

Calendar

box bullet

Dignity for All Students Act

box bullet

Early Childhood

box bullet

Employment

box bullet ENL and Refugee Services
box bullet

Feedback

box bullet Grade Configuration/Middle School Enrollment
box bullet

Grants and Program Development

box bullet

Hall of Fame

box bullet Human Resources
box bullet

Library

box bullet

Music

box bullet

News

box bullet

Parent University

box bullet

Professional Development

box bullet

Programs and Services

box bullet Pupil Personnel Services
box bullet Receivership
box bullet

Search Our Site

box bullet

Student Registration

box bullet Summer School

box bullet

Volunteering

box bullet

Website Accessibility

Back to Communications Home

Heart Association honors ASH teacher Bogucki

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2017) -- The American Heart Association on Thursday lauded longtime Albany School of Humanities (ASH) physical education teacher Leslie Bogucki for encouraging 30 years of students to be active and for raising some $200,000 for the Heart Association during that time.

 

She was recognized for her efforts during the ASH Grade 6 Moving Up Ceremony.

 

“Like all great teachers, Leslie Bogucki makes learning fun. She gets even the most reluctant students excited about exercising and being healthy, and her work with the Heart Association is just one example of how she motivates kids to help the community while they help themselves,” said Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D., interim superintendent of the City School District of Albany.

 

Bogucki, pictured at right accepting the honor, has incorporated “Jump Rope for Heart” into her lessons by teaching students about the importance of healthy habits and exercise – including jumping rope. Each year she spearheads a school-wide “Big Jump” event where students jump rope to raise money for Heart Association programs.

 

According to the Heart Association, one third of all of New York children are overweight or obese, putting them at high risk for heart disease or stroke later in life.

 

“By engaging them in a fun activity like jumping rope, Leslie has taught generations of children that exercise if fun, increasing their chances or living longer, healthier lives,” said Kathy Lanni, chair of the Heart Association’s Capital Region Advisory Board.

 

ASH Principal Fred Engelhardt noted Bogucki’s success in engaging students in health and fitness while at the same time encouraging them to be good global citizens.

 

“Jump Rope for Heart is one activity Ms. Bogucki always finds time to champion, and the school community looks forward to it every year. She leads the charge to inform students of healthy practices and encourages them to help others,” he said.

 

Click here to see more photos on Facebook. (You don’t need a Facebook account to view the photos. A window may display the text “To see more from Albany City Schools on Facebook, log in or create an account,” but you can dismiss it by clicking “not now.”

    

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
Link to Board of Ed page Link to Directory page Link to Our Schools page