Depew

Depew schools introduce new fitness programs, technology with physical education grant

Originally published Jan. 18, 2018 in the Lancaster Bee.

By Amy Robb, Editor

Stacy Ribbeck, PEP grant coordinator for the Depew School District, outlined the effects of the three-year physical education grant in a presentation to the board on Tuesday night.

“Year one, last year, we primarily focused on the creation of our three state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centers, one in each of our three district buildings,” said Ribbeck.

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Students motivated by wearing heart rate monitors during PE

Jan. 26, 2017 – Ridge View (Holstein, Iowa) High School physical educators Justin Kinney and Matt Best introduced adidas Zone for IHT Spirit heart rate monitors to their physical education classes in December, hoping to motivate students they feared simply went through the motions during class.

One month later, any concerns the teachers had about student motivation have vanished. Read More