Patchogue-Medford adds double recess for elementary students


The Patchogue-Medford schools say it wants to improve its approach to educating children and offset all the testing and classroom time.

The Patchogue-Medford schools say it wants to improve its approach to educating children and offset all the testing and classroom time. (9/12/16)

PATCHOGUE - Patchogue-Medford has become the first school district on Long Island to double recess time for elementary school students.

The Patchogue-Medford district officials say they want to improve its approach to educating children and offset all the testing and classroom time. 

The district has decided to double the recess time of kids from kindergarten to fifth grade to 40 minutes a day.

In addition, they have also added yoga and meditation for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

The vigil for Banegas took place at the 1 Vigil held for victim in Central Islip Park killing
Police say two men were killed Saturday in 2 Police: 2 killed in West Babylon crash
Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a 3 Manorville man killed in motorcycle crash
State police say a man allegedly exposed himself 4 Man exposes himself to 3 women running near Bethpage State Parkway
Nassau County police say an elderly woman was 5 Elderly woman killed in head-on collision

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE