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Lake Middle School Sixth grader, Nathan Imsy checks his watch to see what his current heart rate is. Staff photo by Amber Kispert.

Students strap on heart rate monitors for gym class

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Physical education teachers in District 833 have adapted a new teaching model that uses technology to help students better gauge their physical activity.


As part of the $800,000 Physical Education Programs grant from the U.S. Department of Education that District received in July 2008, the district has purchased 600 heart rate monitors for use in the middle schools as a way to monitor the students physical activity and physical health.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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