Hicksville’s Middle School Students Walk for Wellness

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On Thursday, Oct. 28, The Hicksville Middle School (HMS) hosted its Wellness Walk. Students through their health classes and some physical education classes walked the track during one designated period throughout the day.

The team of health and physical education teachers along with Principal Mara Jorisch, Marta Giovagnoni, Elizabeth Hoover. Anthony Tussie, Craig Stueber, Phil Essigman, Christine Mastrantonio and Laura Klimuszko.
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The event was held to raise awareness and fundraiser for the COPD Foundation. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, relates to the diseases that makes breathing difficult, such emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Health teacher Anthony Tussie with Hicksville Middle School students Gaurav Diwan and Jose Sanchez Florezs at the period 3 walk.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

The staff and students were able to raise money through the after-school sales of lollipops for students and T-shirt sales for staff.

Students in health and physical education classes walking during period 3.
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The participation was overwhelming and the building has already raised $507 to date and the number keeps rising. Great job, HMS.

Hicksville Middle School staff member Alisa Cataldo walked for her dad during the Wellness Walk at period 8.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

-Submitted by the Hicksville School District

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