Imagine a room full of kindergartners practicing yoga in silence.
While this may seem far-fetched, this is exactly what is happening at Reeths-Puffer’s Pennsylvania Elementary School, where a new pilot program with Winter Sun Schoolhouse was started this year.
Steve Edwards, Reeths-Puffer Superintendent, started the presentation by stating that the Pennsylvania Elementary/Winter Sun Pilot Program, or “Penn Pilot”, has been a great thing for the district.
“We were really excited at the opportunity to pilot some new programs,” Edwards said.
Pennsylvania Elementary School, located in Laketon Township, was closed about six years ago after budget cuts. The school re-opened for the program in fall 2012.
New programs the school has incorporated into the curriculum include yoga and art twice a week and music three times a week, as well as a garden and a whole foods menu.
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