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The Canisius physical and health education/teacher education (P/HETE) program and Kristin Finn, PhD, professor of teacher education, hosted two local Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) last week at the Koessler Athletic Center.  Fourth graders from BPS No. 17 and BPS No. 54 visited the Patrick Lee Gymnasium on May 30 and June 1 to complete their end-of-year fitness assessments. Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor and director, physical and health education/teacher education and teacher candidates in the P/HETE program administered all fitness batteries.  With more than 140 students in attendance, the experience was enjoyable for the fourth graders and allowed the P/HETE program to conduct research while cultivating local BPS partnerships.  A special thanks to Phil Smith ’13 and Tricia Vezina, physical education teachers at BPS No. 17, and Karin Seymour ᾿98, MS ᾿08 and Derek Swader ᾿02, physical educators at BPS No. 54, for their help in coordinating this event.  In addition, thanks to Public Safety Director Kim Beaty who was gracious enough to provide a Canisius peace officer to escort the children from BPS No. 17 to KAC and back to school.

Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor and director, Physical and Health Education/Teacher Education