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Kari Rugless is a physical education specialist at Oltman Middle School. (Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner)

Keep kids moving

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Thanks in part to a large grant, the focus of middle school physical education classes is shifting from athletics to fitness.

Kids must be doing moderate to vigorous exercise for 25 out of the 37 minutes they are in class.

"We don't want them standing around on a volleyball court waiting for a ball to drop in front of them," said Julie Grundstrom, Lake Middle School physical education specialist and grant coordinator.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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