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Jennifer Hines

Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations

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Sandra Stanley Communications Coordinator

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Amy Pawlak 

Public Relations Coordinator

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Communications/ Volunteer Assistant

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Coordinator of TISD-TV & Digital Media

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Digital Communications Specialist

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Digital Media and Video Specialist

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Coordinator of Government Relations

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District Mail Clerk

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Tyler ISD Aquatic Center pilots new water safety program

October 3, 2018

 

Tyler ISD second graders from Douglas and Rice elementary schools are stepping out of the classroom and jumping in to a new learning environment – a water safety pilot program presented by the Tyler ISD Aquatic Center.

 

“This is our first week of offering the water safety program to second graders,” Jason Petty, aquatic center coordinator, said. “We have students from Douglas and Rice coming here for an hour each day from Monday through Thursday, and we are teaching them a few lessons about being safe in and around the water. We hope that if all goes well, we can expand out to all the elementary schools in the District.”

 

Lessons taught by Coach Petty include first and foremost to only swim when supervised by an adult or lifeguard and to always swim with a buddy. Students then learn how to float and how to handle emergency situations that may occur while in the water. And ultimately, students learn how to just be safe when approaching various bodies of water such as swimming pools or lakes.

 

“We were asked to be one of two schools in the District to provide second grade students for this pilot program,” Camille Becton, Douglas Elementary School PE teacher, said. “They are learning water safety whether it is a swimming pool, lake or pond, and could not be more excited.”

 

Students attending the water safety program will go to the aquatic center for one hour each day Monday through Thursday for one week.

 

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