Junior Coach Rolandy Makes Excellent Happen

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Junior Coach Rolandy is a students at the Henderson Inclusion Lower School in Dorchester with Coach Jill. She is a role model to her fellow Junior Coaches by being the first person to get focused and often helps Coach Jill to get others focused by doing attention getters. She is respectful to others during conversation and has mastered the art of Step Up, Step Back; she always has a lot of great insight but allows others the opportunity to chime in. 

At recess, Junior Coach Rolandy is always on task and works hard to include students in games. She is both patient and authoritative. When she encounters problems on the playground, she finds Coach Jill and is able to articulate the problem and then take direction to solve the problem. She's always honest about earning points for the incentive system, never trying to get more points than she believes she earned. She's also very supportive of her fellow Junior Coaches when they experience challenges during recess.

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May 25, 2021

Recess Reboot at the Guilmette Elementary School ›

Playworks knows that recess is one of the most critical opportunities for students to be physically active, build core social-emotional skills, and build relationships with their peers. However, recess can often be a source of stress and chaos for schools – especially in light of new guidelines and restrictions due to COVID-19. For some added…

Principal Coleen Smith
Principal Coleen Smith

May 24, 2021

Recess Rocks in RI prioritizes Rhode Island students’ health and well-being throughout COVID-19 crisis ›

Recess Champions program recognizes educators who have made play a priority   Recess Rocks in Rhode Island, a six-year old partnership of Playworks New England, the Rhode Island Healthy Schools Coalition (RIHSC) and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), has launched an initiative to recognize school professionals who have made it a priority…

May 21, 2021

Six Boston Schools Receive $25,000 in Wellness Grants After Helping Get Boston Back in Motion ›

More Than 3,000 Students Participate in Month-Long Effort Aimed at Improving Health and Well-Being of Youth BOSTON  – Boston Back in Motion, an effort to get young people across Boston to stay active as schools transition back to in-person learning, on Friday awarded six Boston schools a total of $25,000 in wellness grants for participating…