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Wellness Day 2019 A Huge Success!

A district-wide Wellness Day focused on health and wellness was held on April 13, 2019 at the Ballston Spa High School Complex. The event begins with the running of the 4th annual Ballston Spa 5k for Education Walk/Run, the Scotties Stampede. More info via www.scottiesstampede.org.

The annual district-wide Wellness Expo followed, beginning at 9:30 am in the Ballston Spa High School cafeteria/gymnasium. The Wellness Expo is a FREE family-friendly event that is open to all residents of the district. Each school building will have a table highlighting the importance of health. Over 70 health and wellness professionals from throughout our community and around the region are planning to attend and provide educational information on fitness, healthy eating, and related wellness topics. Demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the event including Dance Fitness, Martial Arts, Yoga and Tae Kwon Do (see tentative schedule below). The Physical Education teachers will also provide an Obstacle Course for students in the gymnasium.

Over 300 bicycle helmets were available to be given away to students by the Ballston Spa Community Emergency Corps and the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department.  The Sheriff’s Department will also offer a fingerprinting identification program for children. There will be drawings held throughout the day, including 17 free bicycles (for current students), and many other giveaways from the exhibitors. 

Bicycles were once again generously donated from the six school PTAs and Ballston Spa staff members including the Ballston Spa Administrative Council, Ballston Spa District Administrators, the Ballston Spa Association of Teaching Assistants and the Ballston Spa Teachers, and the Union Fire Company of Ballston Spa.

The Ballston Spa Community Band performed a Spring Concert at 11:00 am in the BSHS Auditorium. It is free and open to the community. The Milton Terrace PTA  also hosted a Scottie’s Locker with FREE gently used sports equipment being redistributed to others in our school community.

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Demonstration schedule (tentative - check onsite for final times):

9:40- YMCA , Dance fitness

10:20- Red Dragon, Martial Arts

10:50- Amanda Fifield, Yoga

11:20- Matt Gunning, Personal trainer

11:50- Chong Hyo Century, Tae Kwon Do