Welcome back to BOKS at the Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street School and West Intermediate Schools! And introducing.....BOKS at the North Intermediate School!
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SESSIONS is NOW available! Registration form located on the right side of this page.
(Shawsheen Spring session is full)
Please note: Spring Session Registration will NOT be available on-line. Parents must print out the registration form on this page and submit it (with payment) to the CARES Office.
We apologize for any inconvenience; however the BOKS website is currently unavailable.
REGISTRATION will be available for the Spring Sessions starting on February 25, 2019. We can only accept 25 students, on a first come/first serve basis. Register early to guarantee a spot! Cost is $80 for all students. Payment must be made at the CARES Office (not at the schools)- online payment is not available. (See payment details below)
There are 2 STEPS to the process:
- First, print and complete the registration form (make sure to check off the school location)
- Second, return the registration form with payment to the CARES office. Do not send in with your child to the school - school offices will not accept BOKS registrations.
Make checks payable to WPS CARES. The CARES Office is located behind the North Intermediate School at 320 Salem Street. There is a drop box outside the door under the large set of stairs.
Space is limited - we suggest delivering the registration forms directly to our office. Students will be placed in the order in which they are received.
BOKS is a before school physical activity program, currently at the Shawsheen, Woburn Street, West Intermediate and North Intermediate Schools. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. BOKS was inspired by Dr. John Ratey’s book “Spark”. Dr. Ratey, of Harvard Medical School, states that “exercise is the single most powerful tool that we have to optimize the function of our brains.” Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!
Typical BOKS Class for the Woburn St. and Shawsheen School is:
- 60 minutes long
- Fun warm-up game or movement drills
- Running activity, relay races, obstacles courses and strength movements
- Fun games
- Cool down and a BOKS Bit-a nutrition component of the program
When is BOKS?
BOKS will offer 2 sessions throught out the school year. Cost is $80 per session.
Session 1 beginning December 4th; Session 2 beginning March 12th.
Each session is 2x/week for 10 weeks (when school is in session for students attending):
Shawsheen School from 7:30 am to 8:30 a.m.
Woburn St. School from 7:00 am to 8:00 a.m.
West Intermediate School from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.
North Intermediate School from 7:00am to 8:00am.