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The Last Jump for Pershing Elementary and Their Push for Official MO Exercise

May 29, 2014


Pershing Elementary School is a hard-working school. Our students have been working on the jumping jack bill, trying to get it to become the Missouri state exercise. Here’s what’s going on, and our reasons. Six years ago, on our annual fourth grade field trip to Jefferson City, a few students got the idea to honor […]

Missouri Should Embrace Jumping Jacks

April 3, 2014


Pershing Elementary School has been trying to pass a bill (this year: SB 669)…for six years. The idea is to make the jumping jack the official exercise of Missouri. It started in the spring of 2009. A group of fourth graders were on their way to the Capitol for their annual field trip to learn […]


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