BULLSEYE! Kids on Target Learning Skills and Advancing Conservation.
Door County is a county where many families have bow hunting as a life-long activity. The archery program in the school will allow everyone the opportunity to learn the necessary skills in archery. Archery has many benefits to offer students: focus, concentration and goal setting. Students learn they must overcome distractions and obstacles, and have a plan of action. Archery provides a fundamental relaxation quality in that the archer must be focused on the immediate moment. Archery is a self-challenging and rewarding activity, blending physical and mental resources. Basic math skills are reinforced during routine scoring in archery.
Through the generous grants from Safari Club, Whitetales Unlimited, Department of Natural Resources and the National Archery in Schools Program we were able to fund an archery program for our middle school students (5-8). New Genesis bows, arrows, arrow curtain, bow rack, floor quivers, maintenance kit and targets were purchased with funding and have now arrived at the school. The archery unit will begin in mid-January. Many, thanks to the above organizations for awarding the necessary monies for this new program and our physical education teacher, Tyler Jahn, for providing the necessary instruction for successful implementation.