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McAllen ISD is inviting staff and parents to participate in the annual It’s Time Texas Community Challenge. This is a statewide effort to instill healthy habits among Texans through friendly competition between communities.

Points are earned through a variety of easy endeavors promoting good health. McAllen ISD finished second among school districts in the entire state last year in the “Mid-size” category.

McAllen ISD’s contribution has also helped the City of McAllen to win the challenge in the “Large” category two years in a row.

McAllen ISD staff, parents, children aged 13 and up plus community members can register for free at the link below.

Registration is now open at https://ittcommunitychallenge.com/.

By registering before January 3, 2021, registrants will receive 250 bonus points on their account. Once registered, participants will receive a link to the Community Challenge app where they can input points and track their healthy habits.

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The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge window is from January 4-February 28.

During the eight-week challenge, participants will be able to earn wellness points daily. Earning points is simple. Points are awarded through a fitness tracker, by posting healthy selfies, through water consumption, watching a video on health and many other ways.

There is also an app that participants can download. It provides the tools to log healthy activities, set and achieve new healthy goals, find socially distanced events in your area and offers chances to win prizes.

It’s Time Texas App

What to Expect

In recent years, McAllen ISD has earned local, state and national recognition for its proactive wellness initiatives that impact students, staff and the community. In fact, all McAllen ISD eligible schools have been recognized among America’s Healthiest Schools by the national Alliance for a Healthier Generation since 2014.

Registration Instructions

Community Challenge – 2021 Challenge Coming Soon!

Step 1: Click on “Standard Registration”

Step 2: Click on “Click to Register” and populate information requested

Step 3: For community, please input “McAllen”

Step 4: Please input “YES” to contribute points to your school district

Step 5: Select “McAllen ISD”

Step 6: Select “Your School”

Step 7: Click “Submit”

When registering, it is important you include both “McAllen ISD” and “your campus” in the profile so credit for points will go toward both entities.

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