Category Archives: Students

Playground play improves kids’ health

Fred Rogers, the host and creator of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, stated, “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”  What better place to practice than on a playground? Outdoor playground play improves physical, mental and social health. … Continue reading

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Resources to handle back-to-school stress

As summer winds down and school begins again, students of all ages are faced with transitions, finding their places in social circles and experiencing pressures to perform. It’s no surprise, then, that many students feel anxious this time of year — and throughout the year as academic pressures increase.

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Girls on the Run diary #10: attaining the big goal

Our guest contributor for the past couple of months has been Lora Nowak, a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School in Girls on the Run. She worked toward her goals and participated in the Race against Racism Saturday, April 25.

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Playful sidewalk project aims to increase youth physical activity

According to the CDC, children require 60 minutes of daily physical activity to stay healthy and strong.  These activities should be predominately aerobic and should also include muscle and bone strengthening exercises.  Kids who walk, run, hop, squat and jump … Continue reading

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Girls on the Run diary #9

Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Girls on the Run diary #8

This week we have Julia Hains, a guest contributor filling in for Lora. Lora Nowak, a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School, has been our guest contributor for a couple of months from Girls on the Run. She and Julia is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Girls on the Run Diary #7

Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Girls on the Run Diary #6

Our guest contributor for the next couple of months from Girls on the Run, Lora Nowak, is a 6th grader at Dallastown Intermediate School. She is working toward her goals and will be participating in the Race against Racism 5k in April.

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Market Basket of the Month

Market Basket of the Month is an educational program that was developed to create healthy habits for students. Each month, a different produce item is featured.  Educational resources developed by WellSpan Health Community Health and Wellness educators are supplied to … Continue reading

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Program gets girls running while boosting confidence

Registration opened Tuesday for YWCA York’s Girls on the Run, a physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. The program teaches life skills through interactive lessons and running games with girls being physically … Continue reading

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