Maureen Houston at the Belleville News-Democrat reports on St. Mary's in Trenton and Trenton Elementary where students are running with their principal, Jay Goble and their P.E. teacher Dawn Musenbrock.
On a breezy March afternoon between rainstorms, student runners dropped backpacks near the school door and took off with their principal and P.E. teacher, running four laps around the school block, about a mile.
They streaked past classmates waiting for a yellow school bus to pull up, jogged past the church and its cross draped in purple for Lent, and tagged the outstretched hand of fifth-grader Dakota Grayling, outside the school entrance.
The kids comments at the end of the piece are terrific. I love hearing what they are reading: Junie B. Jones, Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz, Harry Potter, Islands (series) by Gordon Korman and very appropriately, Maniac Magee.