CSCS, Kromrey work together

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Sophomore Zach Lindall and freshman Sydney Fleming gave Kromrey students a first-hand look at project-based learning while also having some fun in late May.

The Clark Street Community School students taught a fitness class for sixth-graders in Mike Meeteer's gym class on Friday, May 31. The project was part of CSCS teacher Jason Pertzborn's "Be a Leader in Fitness" seminar.

This was the second straight semester CSCS students have taught a class at Kromrey. Pertzborn said Aveon Williams and Emilie Zens put together a workout during second quarter.

"It was fun to get a hands-on experience in teaching students how to do a successful workout,'' Lindall said.

Lindall and Fleming planned the workout, which included exercises in the Kromrey fitness room followed by more work in the small gym. They then practiced it together until they thought they had it correct. The goal was to get the students to work hard and learn new and effective ways to work out and gain muscle, Lindall said.

"We think we would both enjoy doing it again,'' he said. "That way we would get more experience and hopefully do better each time.''

Lindall also said it's been great being a student at Clark Street. The charter school just completed its first year after a number of years as Middleton Alternative Senior High School.

"I would say CSCS is a great place to come and be yourself,'' he said. "Anyone is accepted here and you learn a lot. My experience this year has been completely unexpected. I learned that this school is completely different than the stereotypes and is actually a great school.''

To see more photos from the fitness class, please visit the district's Facebook page.