A Williston teacher has helped to reshape what physical education looks like in North Dakota's oil patch.
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A Williston teacher has helped to reshape what physical education looks like in North Dakota's oil patch.
With the help of a federal grant for physical education programs, Slagle has replaced some gym standards such as kickball and volleyball with lessons in cross-country skiing, curling, archery and, most recently, skateboarding.
Slagle says that her class lineup has never been stronger.
She says it's rewarding to see kids getting excited about new ways to stay physically fit.
The skateboarding program introduced by Slagle was developed by Skate Pass, a Colorado creation that's taught in 36 U.S. states.
Williston is the first district in North Dakota to adopt the program.
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