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Turn off your television

Last week (April 22-28), faculty and students at Aspen Middle School participated in TV Turnoff Week. They joined thousands of schools, libraries and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off their TV sets for seven days. TV Turnoff Week was a chance to turn off the TV and turn on life, to read, converse, think, create and do.

According to Nielsen Media Research, the average American watches more than four hours of TV a day; that is two months of non-stop TV watching per year! TV Turnoff Week is a chance to take an extended break from this medium that consumes so much of our free time.

TV Turnoff Week is coordinated by TV Turnoff Network, a national nonprofit organization that encourages adults and children to watch less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities. For more information about next year, please contact (202) 518-5556 or http://www.tvturnoff.org.

Tare Calloway

Aspen Middle School