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Spring Brings New Wellness Opportunities in the Garden

As the end of the school year approaches at BCTS, our plans for spring and summer activities are taking shape throughout the district. We have identified parks that are close to our many campuses to promote the formation of employee walking groups. Our school community garden groups are putting together their lists of vegetable and herb seeds and seedlings for planting in May, while some groups have already sown seeds for early crops such as kale, peas, and spinach. Students from the Springboard program will be working alongside their teachers this spring and summer tending the garden, harvesting, and cooking as part of their curriculum.

Our yoga and mindfulness classes have expanded to include three campus locations with a total of seven different class offerings. The district recently offered employees a wellness day which included massages and discussions concerning ways to incorporate activities that promote physical and mental well-being. A second employee wellness day will take place in the fall.

Our plans for fall semester classes will include both yoga and mindfulness again, as well as tai chi and dance. In the meantime, we are truly enjoying this semester’s class offerings and will be sad to see them end in June!

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Bergen County Technical Schools

The Bergen County Technical School District comprises four high school campuses, a daycare center, and Adult & Continuing Education division. Our partner district, Bergen County Special Services, educates students with disabilities ages 3-21, as well as provides educational and job training services to adults. The districts serve students and clients from 71 towns in Bergen County.