Welcome back to BOKS at the Shawsheen Elementary and Woburn Street Schools!
And introducing BOKS at the West Intermediate School!
Coming soon.....BOKS at the North Intermediate School! (Spring 2019)
REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SESSIONS is NOW OPEN (November 5, 2018):
ALL REGISTRATIONS are ONLINE only.
ONLINE REGISTRATION will be available on November 5th for the Winter Sessions starting on December 4th. 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)
Please use the links below to register for your child's BOKS Program (make sure you register for the correct school):
SHAWSHEEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
WOBURN STREET SCHOOL:
WEST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL:
There are 2 STEPS to the process:
- First, you will receive an email that your REQUEST for registration was received.
- Second, you will receive an email if you were ACCEPTED in the BOKS program.
Once you complete and submit this online registration form, you must print out a copy and submit it with your payment of $80 to the CARES Office within 3 business days. Please 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.
You will also be receiving a welcome email from your BOKS instructor prior to your first session on December 4th.
BOKS is a before school physical activity program, currently at the Shawsheen, Woburn Street and West 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 -TBD.
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.The BOKS program is now offered to Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street Elementary and West Intermediate School students. BOKS will be offered at the North Intermediate School Spring 2019!