Nov. 3, 2011
Better distribution of physical education needed
I would like to raise more awareness about physical education in Williston Central School.
In WCS, we have rotations of five related arts classes: P.E, music, art, tech ed and FACS (family and consumer science). Every six weeks, each group switches to a different related art. Depending on the draw, some students will get P.E. two separate times during the school year and others will only have it once.
One of the biggest problems with kids these days is we aren’t getting enough exercise. I think a great way to solve this problem is for every student to have P.E once a week, every week. It would still be the same amount of P.E days but it would be evenly distributed over time so we are keeping fit throughout the school year. Since there are five related arts classes and also five days in a school week, you could have one related arts class per day. Overall, it could work out if the effort was put into it. It would really help others in our school community with their health and fitness goals. Thank you for your time and reading this.
Tommy Watson, Eighth-grader, Williston Central School
Ride the bus
There are still plenty of seats on the bus. What are you waiting for? If you live or work on the CCTA bus line, I would encourage you to give it a try. Try it once a week. Once you make it part of your routine, you will find that you don’t miss using your car. It works for me and you may find that it works for you, too.
Check out the bus schedule at http://cctaride.org.
Robin Coletta, Williston
Attend the smart grid meeting
State Reps. Anne O’Brien (Richmond), Terry Macaig, and I are holding an informational meeting about the smart grid electrical metering system, how it saves money for us and the suppliers as it saves energy consumption for the planet.
The cheapest kilowatt is the one that never had to be produced.
It will be held at the Richmond Library, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Of course, coffee, cider, and brownies (always in season) will be served.
State Rep. Jim McCullough Williston