Students at Birmingham Elementary have joined more than 97,000 Northwest Ohio students across Lucas, Wood, Fulton, Defiance, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie and Huron counties in moving more while enhancing learning throughout the day, thanks to a sponsorship by Mercy Health and Mercy Health - Children’s Hospital.

Mercy Health is bringing GoNoodle Plus to 249 public and private elementary schools in Northwest Ohio at no cost for a three-year period, expanding this program to more than 5,600 elementary classrooms across these nine counties.

GoNoodle helps students accumulate vital movement minutes through entertaining experiences, high-energy dance music, virtual field trips, mindfulness videos and physical challenges aligned with core competencies.

Through increased movement and mindfulness in the classroom, students are improving their health while boosting cognitive processing, focus and academic performance.