Middle Schoolers Have Healthy Fun at IDEA’s 100 Minutes of Motion

Middle Schoolers Have Healthy Fun at IDEA’s 100 Minutes of Motion

Islip’s IDEA Task Force Coalition celebrated the 100th day of school on Feb. 13 by sponsoring 100 Minutes of Motion in the middle school gymnasium. More than 100 students participated in the event, which focused on healthy choices and activities. Fifth- and sixth-graders joined forces to compete in a night of fun, playing games such as moon ball, knock out and rock paper scissors.

“It was a wonderful turnout for the first year and I’m really looking forward to watching this activity evolve for our students,” said physical education teacher Patricia Whitehouse, who cited members of the high school’s Athletes Helping Athletes and the middle school’s National Junior Honor Society as crucial in making the night a success.

“Providing positive choices for kids is a key ingredient for a healthy life style and friendly community,” said Middle School Principal Timothy Martin. “The IDEA Task Force is committed to keeping the Islip community free of negative influences and seeks opportunities for all kids to get involved.”