Grant puts local schools in front of phy ed, fitness

By Bill Kirk

Many individuals are working to be physically fit.

Ellsworth school officials will now do likewise to realize not only a fit student population, but an entire community.

The local district has been awarded the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grant, one of only 10 public schools in the state and one of 460-plus applicants nationwide to receive this award. Signs of implementing the program related to the three-year grant will soon be visible, according to EHS Physical Education Teacher Julie Graber.

"We spent all of the in-service last week talking about physical education and fitness," Graber said Friday, indicating the entire faculty is preparing for the program to be fully operational by the fourth quarter.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Oct. 27.