Lehman hopes for several changes next year in SETFriday, May 08, 2009 By Erin Regier
an effort to engage as many students as possible in physical activity, the administration decided to implement Seminar Exercise Time (SET). Now, a full school year after SET started, the administration is reviewing the results. The main objective of SET is to give students who would normally not get any physical activity a chance to exercise during school. To continue receiving the grant money funding SET time, the school is required to keep track of the number of students attending SET and the percentage of students attending that are already involved in sports or physical education classes. Beginning in February, students attending SET time were required to fill out slips of paper with their name and the sports and/or P.E. classes they were involved in. Now the administration is pooling all of this information together to see if SET is serving its purpose. Since February, just fewer than 200 students have attended SET time. Of those 200, the students attending has varied. "There has been a nice mix of people attending SET," nurse Karen Lehman said. "We’ve been getting kids who play multiple sports and other kids that are not involved in any sports at all." Because SET has been effective it will be continued next year, although with a several changes. Instead of having SET in both Ravenscroft and Willis Gyms, only one gym will be used. Lehman also hopes to use the grant money to purchase a few Wiis to use during SET. "I would love to add Wii to the list of SET activities," Lehman said. "However, there are still some kinks we need to work out. Nothing is set in place yet." Lehman hopes that continuing SET into next year will help to cater to students’ needs. "If we can help kids to be more active, then that’s great," Lehman said.