Health & Physical Education

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Supervisor

Supervisor of Health/PE & Athletics
Rachel Perry
rperry@medford.k12.ma.us
781-393-2280

Staff

Andrews Middle School
Maureen Lavin
Reginald Maidment

Brooks Elementary School
Brian Sacco

Columbus Elementary School
Josh Glionna
Michael McGlynn

Curtis/Tufts
Danielle DiFraia

McGlynn Elementary School
Megan Richard

McGlynn Middle School
Mary Hoarty
Ray Dyer

Medford High School
Ashley MacDonald
Ellen Reardon
Kristine Barry
Matt Galusi
David Richard

Roberts Elementary School
Robert Ferrante
Michael McGlynn


Elementary Physical Education

Physical Education and Fitness provides students the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self expression and social interaction. If a child is to grow and develop to their maximum potential, they must have vigorous and challenging activities. All activities should be focused around “fun”. The degree to which a child can reach his or her fullest potential depends on exercise, rest, and proper diet and nutrition.

Through individual, group, and partner instruction in Elementary School students will be able to:

-Walk, run, hop, skip, gallop, slide, jump, and leap.
-Twist, balance, tumble, and extend.
-Change movement, directionality, high, low, straight, zig-zag, fast, and slow.
-Catch and throw a ball from a partner 10-15 feet away.
-Kick a ball, stationary or rolling towards them from 10-15 feet away.
-Participate in low organizational games.

List of Elementary School Activities

-soccer
-flag football
-ultimate frisbee
-cardio vascular testing
-volleyball
-floor hockey
-wiffle ball
-fitness
-non-competitive games
-softball
-outdoor track and field
-music movement
-basic interaction games
-basketball

Middle School Physical Education

Physical Education and Fitness provides students the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and social interaction. If a child is to grow and develop to their maximum potential, they must have vigorous and challenging activities. All activities should by focused around “fun”. The degree to which a child can reach his or her fullest potential depends on exercise, rest, and proper diet and nutrition.

Through individual, group, and partner instruction at the Middle School students will be able to:

-Improve balance, speed, and agility.
-Enhance eye-hand and eye-foot co-ordination.
-Understand the importance of physical activity as it relates to healthy development.
-Develop self-confidence and strengthen ones self-esteem.
-Participate in team sports and activities.

List of Middle School Activities
-ultimate frisbee
-flag football
-cardio-vascular testing
-one mile walk/run-timed
-basketball
-volleyball
-floor hockey
-wiffle ball
-fitness
-badminton
-mini lacrosse
-non-competitive games
-outdoor field and track
-soccer
-speedmiton
-tennis
-table tennis
-snow shoeing
-golf
-challenge course
-rope climbing
-co-operative games/activities
-DDR

Second Step

Second Step, a violence Prevention Program, sponsored by the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community Grant, is now being offered at the Andrews and McGlynn Middle Schools. The program provides students with knowledge and skills for anger management, empathy, impulse control, and problem solving. Watch for helpful information that will help you reinforce these skills at home.

High School Physical Education

Physical Education and Fitness provides students the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self expression, and social interaction. If a child is to grow and develop to their maximum potential, they must have vigorous and challenging activities. All activities should be focused around “fun.” The degree to which a child can reach his or her fullest potential depends on exercise, rest, and proper diet and nutrition.

Throughout individual, group, and partner instruction at the High School, students will be able to:

-Understand the values of physical education and its long lasting effect to a healthful lifestyle.
-Participate in competitive and non-competitive team, group, and individual sports.
-Participate in life long sports: swimming, golf, tennis, volleyball, and badminton.
-Enhance speed, strength, and agility.
-Increase cardio-vascular levels through fitness training.

Protocols for Participation in Physical Education Class

1. Appropriate Dress
Sneakers only! Boots, flip-flops, backless shoes, etc. are not allowed. Loose and comfortable clothing should be worn. Students should be prepared to be active throughout the class, including but not limited to running, bending, stretching, and reaching.

2. Locker Room
5 minutes to change. All items are to be locked and secured appropriately. Reentry into locker room is not allowed until the end of the period. No smoking. Late arrivals will not be allowed into locker room for any reason.

3. Gym/Cages
Participation is required at all times! Students are expected to participate to the best of their ability. Students’ non-participation results in no credit for the day and after-school time with the PE teacher. No items of any description may be brought to the gym. The instructor will supervise periodic water breaks. No one may leave a class without a pass.

List of High School Activities

-soccer
-flag football
-ultimate frisbee
-cardio-vascular testing
-one mile walk/run-timed
-indoor track and field
-basketball
-volleyball
-swimming
-gymnastics
-floor hockey
-wiffle ball
-fitness
-badminton
-mini lacrosse
-paddleball
-non-competitive games
-softball
-outdoor field and track
-step aerobics