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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Letter to the Superintendent

Mr. Superintendent,

I am writing you on behalf of the McKinley School District Physical Education Department. As you know, physical education isn't always at the level it should be at some of the schools here in America. Or, should we say "a lot?" Here at Mckinley, we want to go break past the stereotypes and the norms, and really provide kids in our district with a life-changing physical education experience. Childhood obesity is becoming more and more of an epidemic and we feel the power lies in our hands to do something about it. We have always believed in the emphasis we have put on teaching our students to embrace "lifelong" activities. We want to inspire kids who aren't the best "athletes" and keep them motivated to stay active in something they enjoy outside of school. Swimming is one of the best lifelong activities that we here at Mckinley can think of. From young to old, everyone can participate in the low impact sport. Swimming is one of the best workouts for your body, and increases cardiovascular endurance. Those who are active in swimming tend to have less body fat and we feel that getting our students involved in swimming at school and recreationally would be a tremendous benefit. Unfortunately, we do not have access to a swimming pool in this area. That's why we feel the importance of looking into building a swimming facility. The benefits from having a swimming pool at one of our schools would be something to be proud of. Obviously cost issues come into play with such a huge project, but we would be more than willing to help raise money in the process. We know that it would be a great asset for our schools, and more importantly, our students lifelong health. Thanks for taking the time to read this. We look forward to hearing what you have to think.

Thanks again,

Amy Semple
Physical Education Department
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