• BOKS is a before school physical activity program, currently at the  Shawsheen and Woburn St. 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 run every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from March 1st thru May 10th 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.

    The BOKS program is now offered to Shawsheen Elementary and Woburn Elementary students. We are looking to expand the progam to more schools for the 2017/18 school year. Please check back for more infromation in the Fall!

    Please select the registration link below that applies and complete the registration form.  You can either mail it or drop it off to the C.A.R.E.S. office located in the back of the North Intermediate School.

    Make checks payable to WPS C.A.R.E.S.

    If you are mailing the registration, mail to:

    WPS C.A.R.E.S.
    320 Salem St.
    Wilmington, MA 01887