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Middle School Gets Ready To "Read, Right, Run!"

The Middle School of Plainville students and staff will have an additional opportunity to read, exercise and do good deeds, as part of the "Read, Right, Run" program coordinated by Library Information Teacher Joyce Lynch. According to Lynch, the program encompasses three themes underscored regularly at the Middle School - - reading, community, and health. The goal of Read, Right, Run is to promote reading for pleasure, encourage participants to do kind deeds, support physical fitness, and foster perseverance, independence, and personal responsibility. The theme of the program is a "marathon." As such, student and staff participants will pledge to read 26 books, run 26 miles and do 26 "right deeds" in 26 weeks. Participants may also opt to complete a "half-marathon," a 10k, or a 5k, adjusting the number of items to complete in each category.

The Read Right Run Challenge will run from October 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015. Fleet Feet Sports will kick-off the official start of the program on October 6, with a running clinic for all participants.

To ensure participants stay on track, students will check in with designated faculty members every three weeks. During those check-ins, students may participate in a number of planned physical fitness activities led by instructors from the Wheeler Regional YMCA. Each participant will receive a t-shirt designed by Leah Wachtelhausen, a string bag with a variety of items, and a pedometer. Successful finishers will earn a medal to be presented at a ceremony on April 2.

"We are fortunate to have the support of numerous local companies who have generously provided financial assistance and other donations for this initiative including: the Plainville Community Fund at Main Street Community Foundation, Healthy Plainville, GE, the Wheeler Regional YMCA, Fleet Feet Sports, Gnazzo's Food Center, Farmer Joe's Gardens, the local McDonald's Restaurant, and Staples," noted Lynch.

-Posted on September 11, 2014 at 03:01 PM

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