An inaugural Teaching and Learning conference was hailed a “major success” as more than 80 teachers gathered to discuss physical education.
The Herts Secondary Schools PE Teaching and Learning Conference was held at the University of Hertfordshire, in Hatfield, on Monday, September 18, and was organised by the Herts Sports Partnership in conjunction with the Youth Sport Trust.
Originally published Aug. 1, 2017 in The Chronicle, Centralia, Washington
By Pete Caster / firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of the students in the Centralia School District will return to classes on Sept. 5 to longer school days and more instructional time.
Primary schools with kindergarten through third-grade students will extend school days by 29 minutes to better match the school day of fourth- through sixth-grade students, while the middle school will be gaining 14 minutes.The new schedule will ensure K-8 students receive the same amount of instructional time.
Originally published July 24, 2017 in YourHub, a Denver Post publication.
By Megan Mitchell
Photos by Kathryn Scott, YourHub
Every Tuesday and Thursday right after lunch, a couple dozen kids who live near Twin Lakes in south Adams County trickle through the front doors of the Pearl Mack Community Center and head to a large meeting room to help Alex Aleman set up for class.
Chatter and teen banter fills the room. But as soon as Aleman, 18, begins a lesson, all talk stops, and the youths crowd around him, listening intently as he describes the activities planned for the next hour.
JASPER — Hamilton County schools were recognized by Rikita Patel from the Florida Department of Health and Penny Taylor from the Florida Department of Education for being a healthy school on Monday.
The Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership (CSH) is a program which helps to determine the status of a school’s health. Hamilton County received the Silver Flag and award from CSH.
There are eight components for the CSH which consists of health education; physical education; health services; nutrition services; counseling, psychological, and social services; healthy school environment; health promotion for staff; and parent and community involvement. There were several places where the school gained large improvements.
Atop the list of White Bear Lake residents who finished Grandma’s Marathon is a man about to become one of the community’s most influential leaders, Wayne Kazmierczak.
The 46-year-old educator who’ll take over as superintendent of schools on July 1 posted an impressive time of three hours, six minutes and 23 seconds for the 26.2-mile trek from Two Harbors to Duluth on June 13. He placed 319th among 6,441 runners overall, and 13th among 344 in his age/gender group (45-49).
‘Running has always been an important part of my life, although there are times when I don’t get out as much as I would like,” Kazmierczak told the White Bear Press. “Every aspect of my life seems to go better when I’m consistently running. I tend to achieve a better work/life balance when I’m committed to a marathon training plan.”