January is Water and Boating Safety month! Students have been learning about
different safety precautions near the water, and have had the chance to become
familiar with different types of rescue equipment while having fun being
Middle School students had their stamina challenged by treading water.
Kandel and Eric Lippe were able to tread for over 20 minutes and could have gone
longer if not for their class period ending! Tanner DePuyt was also a standout in his
class during this activity!
Our annual Channel Swim Event begins on February 7. Complete information will be
coming home with next week’s News!
All parents are invited to attend the Yoga Demonstration at 2:00 pm on Thursday,
January 12 in the Auditorium. All of our students will participate in this demo.
Miss Dana requests that the students dress in:
- black or almost-black ankle or knee length pants (leggings, yoga pants, shorts).
- purple or almost-purple top (t-shirt, tank top, yoga top). It is important that the stomach/midriff is covered and that pants do not fall below the waist — fitted (not tight) clothing is preferred.
Please send your child’s “costume” into school this week in readiness for the demo. Feel
free to check Miss Dana’s Wilson School yoga website for clarification if needed.
Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
A photo of the 2010 Presidential Fitness Challenge Award winners
For the 10th YEAR IN A ROW, the Wilson School has the BEST RESULTS IN THE STATE of NJ in our size category (38% of our student body) to achieve the Presidential Fitness Challenge Award in 2010-11! Meaning they placed in the TOP 15% or better in every one of the physical tests! The Wilson School is now TIED for the BEST record in the US!
We have 21 students who qualified for the Presidential Fitness Challenge Award. These students were required to complete satisfactorily in 5 physical tests, for ages ranging from 6-17 throughout the U.S.
The tests include the “V” sit, which tests for flexibility; push-ups and/or pull-ups which test arm and chest strength; curl-ups which check the stomach muscles; the mile-run and the shuttle-run for long and short distance running.
The students receiving the Presidential Award have achieved at or above the 95th percentile in each of the tested areas.
Congratulations Wilson Students!
For more information about the President’s Fitness Awards follow this link to the program website: