Shenandoah Elementary School held its annual Jump Rope for Heart and Academic Olympics on Feb. 6.

More than 550 students competed in academic events, a news release from the school said.

The event was meant to foster a larger sense of community, and gave students a chance to meet other teachers and students, the release states.

Activities included ice and salt sculptures, a Louisiana-themed scavenger hunt, engineering projects, a greater-than-and-less-than bean bag toss, flying disc, the Internet Science Spin, Back-to-the-Board English, Language Arts and more, the release said.

For 13 years, Shenandoah Elementary students have participated in Jump Rope for Heart, which benefits the American Heart Association. Students in pre-K through fifth grade took turns jumping rope for as long as possible, the release said. The students were encouraged to gather pledges from family and community members to raise money.