January 14, 2013

Playworks and Duke ›

The Duke Women’s Tennis team made a surprise visit to Playworks at CC Spaulding Elementary. Students in Coach Lee’s after school program participate in a once a week “ACES” tennis program run by two Duke Medical students who run the program through their Schweitzer Fellowship program. The Duke Women’s Tennis team taught the students new…

January 8, 2013

2013 Rock Paper Scissors FUNdraiser ›

Please join us on Thursday January 24, 2013 for our FIRST ANNUAL Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. We're putting the FUN back in fundraiser starting at 8:00 PM on Thursday January 24th, 2013 at Bull City Burger and Brewery in downtown Durham. Join us for awesome food, great raffle prizes from your favorite Durham hot spots,  and a Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. Your $20 donation enters you into the tournament,…

January 2, 2013

December 2012 Coach of the Month ›

Brittany Morgan is Playworks Durham Coach of the Month. Coach Brittany is a first year AmeriCorps coach at Sandy Ridge Elementary. Brittany's dedication to service and her commitment to high quality program have made her December's Coach of the Month! Junior Coaches are essential to Playworks. In an effort to better set her Junior Coaches up…

December 17, 2012

Partners in Education: Durham Public Schools and Playworks ›

Durham Public Schools Channel 4 visits Hope Valley Elementary School to highlight the impact Playworks Durham is having on all 678 students. Through inclusion, positive play and physical activity, Playworks is reducing bullying, decreasing transition time from recess to learning and supporting a stronger and healthier school climate. In addition to Hope Valley Elementary, Playworks Durham…

November 29, 2012

November 2012 Coach of the Month ›

Mike Bartlett is Plaworks Durham Coach of the Month for November. Coach Mike is a first year coach at Y.E. Smith Elementary in East Durham. In just a few short months, Coach Mike has stepped in and stepped up to being a stand-out coach. When a last-minute field trip to a Duke Women's Basketball game…

November 21, 2012

VIDEO: Durham Public Schools – Partners in Education ›

Here’s a video produced by the Durham Public Schools highlighting ‘Partners in Education.’

November 6, 2012

Playworks Promotes Students to Take Positive Risks ›

Recess is usually the best part of the school day, it’s a chance to try new games and play with all of your classmates. But for one third grade student at Sandy Ridge Elementary, participating in games and physical activity has been the scariest part of the school day. Mary* is a reserved third grade…

October 31, 2012

October 2012 Coach of the Month ›

Cameron Culbreth Sims is Playworks Durham Coach of the Month for October. Coach Cameron is the program coordinator at Hope Valley Elementary School and is in her second year as a Playworks program coordinator. She runs an excellent program with motivated Junior Coaches and popular and engaging “games of the week,” all while getting teachers…

September 27, 2012

September 2012 Coach of the Month ›

Shuriah Lee is Playworks Durham Coach of the month for September. Coach Lee is the program coordinator at C.C. Spaulding Elementary School. Coach Lee is considered a returning coach despite the fact that she was only at her school a month before summer break began last year. In just one month,  she transformed the Playworks…