The Baldwinsville Central School District is committed to providing a school environment that promotes and protects students' health and well being. The district continues to emphasize the importance of physical activity by offering students opportunities for exercise outside of physical education classes. This fall, three of the district's elementary schools have been promoting exercise through running.
At Reynolds Elementary, students and staff members can participate in a fun run every week. Physical education teacher Colleen Natale encourages the whole school to join her outside every Wednesday to get their hearts pumping at the end of the day.
Palmer Elementary students are encouraged to join the school's running club, organized by physical education teacher Matthew Wilcox. The club meets three times a week before school begins. Students run outside, and if the weather is inclement, they do activities in the gym.
For the second consecutive year, a group of students from Van Buren Elementary participated in the MVP Health Care 3K Fun and Fitness Run on Oct. 3. The run emphasized the importance of physical activity for health rather than for competition. Each runner wore a bib with a number one on it to indicate that everyone is a winner when they participate in physical activity.