Challenge Charter Middle School is WELLNESS!

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Students enjoy the playing basketball in the gym after lunch.

Students enjoy the playing basketball in the gym after lunch.

Challenge Charter Middle School (CCMS) scholars engage in daily physical fitness/education activities integrated with health education as called for in NYSED regulations. Besides its value in fighting obesity, school-based physical education has also been linked in multiple studies and literature reviews to improved academic achievement and improved cognition.

Scholars have a variety of athletic activities to choose from during the annual Field Day.

Scholars have a variety of athletic activities to choose from during the annual Field Day.

Health education is coordinated with community resource programs, community social workers and family services personnel provide appropriate instruction in human sexuality and drug and alcohol prevention. 

The CCMS gym is used for PE, Health classes, assemblies and more!

The CCMS gym is used for PE, Health classes, assemblies and more!

Additionally, the mind/body connection will be supported and reinforced through the introduction of yoga and its related health benefits in the 7th grade. CCMS’s approach to teaching yoga will focus not only on yoga as a way to improve fitness but also on the impact that yoga can have on the mind, such as reducing stress and anxiety, promoting self-discipline and supporting improved concentration.