Yoga Club, Winter Color Guard – Dance Team gain approval of South Tama School Board –

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“Students can learn more about practicing – and actually practice yoga,” Dixie Forcht told The News-Herald following approval of a new Yoga Club at South Tama High School.

Forcht, secondary teacher librarian and district assessment coordinator, will be the club’s sponsor.

South Tama School Board members approved the club on a 4-0 voice vote during a special meeting on Monday night, Oct. 8.

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The South Tama High School Color Guard leads the marching band during the Homecoming parade on Thursday night, Oct. 11. A new Winter Dance Team – Flag Color Guard was approved for STC?by the school board Monday night.

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“(Yoga Clubs) are becoming more and more common,” STC Superintendent Jared Smith told the board. He said yoga can “give kids a chance to relax and not stress.”

Students Kaisha Wanatee and Richelle Werner put together a petition in support of forming the club and gathered more than 150 student signatures in support.

They sought Forcht as the club sponsor because “she uses some yoga exercises in theatre and speech to help students with nervousness and to prepare for performance.”

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