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Playground project adds interactive playground map

MARILYN FORBES I FOR THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW Enjoying the U.S. map on the Menallen Elementary School playground are students (from left) Matthew Zsiros, 11, Echo Shaffer, 10, Colton May, 7 and Hunter Sabatula, 6. The parents and the staff of the Menallen Elementary School playground committee have been striving for two years to make [...]

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New playground games promote peaceful play

MacArthur School in Hoffman Estates is the third school in District 54 to implement the Peaceful Playground program, which provides colorful blacktop games that promote active, healthy play. (Kate Thayer/Tribune) By Kate Thayer TribLocal reporter Recess isn’t just about swinging and sliding for some students in District 54. Instead, they’re playing problem-solving playground [...]

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School Recess gets a dose of peace at Nottingham West in Hudson

Danielle Curtis School recess activities at Nottingham Elementary Photo by : William Wrobel  The Telegraph When one player made a mistake and wanted a “do-over,” others reminded him that was against the rules, and he quietly, if somewhat unhappily, returned to playing. And in another area of the Hudson school’s playground, students picked [...]

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School Days: Peaceful Playground has students on the move and reducing bullying.

Talbott Spring Elementary Aims to Reduce Bullying and Conflicts. Talbott Springs Elementary School gets a playground make-over with Peaceful Playgrounds to reduce bullying and playground confrontations. By Lauren Rosenberg lbrosenberg@patuxent.com Bullying reduction comes in many different forms.  Armed with cans of red, yellow, lime green and blue paint and rolls of masking tape, [...]

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Physical Activity and the Brain

Why Active Kids Make Better Learners “Physical activity has dramatic effects on individuals’ physical mental health,” according to Charles Basch in his report, Healthier Students Make Better Learners. Put simply, educational outcomes are directly influenced by health. It is no surprise that students’ fitness levels continue to be low and obesity and overweight categories [...]

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Peaceful Playgrounds encourages positive behavior

 PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds PTO and teachers target positive behavior outcomes with installing Peaceful Playgrounds. Nearly two dozen parents, teachers and students arrived at Donaldson Way Elementary School early Saturday morning to help paint a new “peaceful playground” for students, a press release reported this week. [...]

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Fun, Colorful, and FREE ‘Peaceful Playground Recess Program’ on the way!

'Peaceful Playground' recess program to be installed with Lowe's Grant funds The district is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant to design and install a "Peaceful Playground" recess program on campus over the summer. Peaceful Playgrounds are collections of colorful, permanent, and inexpensive ground-based games kids love to [...]

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Fifty year-old playground gets Peaceful Playground makeover

Lemmer Elementary opens with new playground makeover By Jason Raiche - staff writer (jraiche@dailypress.net) , Daily Press Students at Lemmer Elementary have new playground markings. ESCANABA - Students at Lemmer Elementary School now have new playground makeover allowing them ample opportunities for fun games and activities during recess. The project was made possible [...]

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