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Pleasanton School Featured as 'Cool School' on CBS 5

Learn about the noteworthy P.E. program at Lydiksen Elementary that builds muscles and fitness while teaching leadership and compassion.

Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website
Screenshot of KPIX CBS 5 news website
Lydiksen Elementary school was recently chosen as part of the "Cool School" series on KPIX CBS new Channel 5 in San Francisco because of the unique physical education program that joins fifth grade classes with first grade students with special needs twice a week.

According to KPIX, the mentoring program began over 15 years ago. P.E. teacher Paul Stewart told KPIX, "That's one of the great things about this program... something I didn't really realize was going to happen when we started was that is was going to be such a great lesson for the fifth graders."

KPIX reported that Lydiksen is "nearly 99 percent bully-free" due in large part to the mentoring P.E. program.

Watch the full video about the P.E. program at Lydiksen by clicking here.

Hart Middle School in Pleasanton was featured as a "Cool School" in Oct. of 2012 for its annual swing dance competition.

Related article: Hart Middle School's Swing Dance Competition to be Featured on CBS 5 Early Morning Edition

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