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Dr. Cheryl Nuciforo, Superintendent


Boot Camp

Mr. Burns leads students theough excercises in the gym
MED is getting kids moving with “Boot Camp” three days per week. First thing in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, assistant principal Mike Burns leads students through ten minutes of vigorous exercise, beginning with a two-minute run around the gym before they set in on calisthenics like pushups, crunches, jumping jacks, and more.


The students in the Boot Camp program really enjoy it and research has shown that just ten minutes of intense physical workout helps children be more relaxed and focused in school.

Mr. Burn, Mr. Chudy and students form a huddle at the finish of a boot camp session


The program also encourages teamwork and relationship building among children of different age groups, as students from pre-k all the way up through grade five are involved.


Along with Mr. Burns, folks like business administrator Mike Chudy, school psychologist Megan Saxton, and physical education teacher Linda Colwell often help out by being part of the boot camp fun!   


Depending on the day, there are between twenty and twenty-five students who participate, and any student who really wants to get their blood pumping is welcome to join.