Health & Physical Education

Medford Public Schools provides a quality physical education/health education program for all students in grades k-12. The program is staffed with Massachusetts DESE highly qualified licensed teachers. The goal of the Physical Education & Health Education Department of Medford Public Schools is to enhance the wellbeing of the school community by creating a culture that integrates and balances the six dimensions of wellness: social, physical, intellectual, occupational, emotional and spiritual. The department strives to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle, healthy decision making, and a life-long commitment to wellness. The curriculum is based on state and national physical education and health education frameworks.

Staff

Supervisor of Health/PE & Athletics

Rachel Perry
rperry@medford.k12.ma.us
781-393-2280

Brooks Elementary School

Staff: Brian Sacco
Email: bsacco@medford.k12.ma.us

Columbus Elementary School

Staff: Josh Glionna
Email: joshglionna@medford.k12.ma.us

Michael McGlynn
Email: mmcglynn@medford.k12.ma.us

McGlynn Elementary School

Staff: Megan Richard
Email: meganrichard@medford.k12.ma.us
Website: www.McGlynnSchoolMoves.com

Roberts Elementary School

Staff: Robert Ferrante
Email: rferrante@medford.k12.ma.us

Michael McGlynn
Email: mmcglynn@medford.k12.ma.us

Andrews Middle School

Reginald Maidment
Email: rmaidment@medford.k12.ma.us
Twitter: @AMSwellness

Kristine Barry
Email: kbarry@medford.k12.ma.us

Danielle DiFraia, Health Education
ddifraia@medford.k12.ma.us

McGlynn Middle School

Staff: Ray Dyer
Email: rdyer@medford.k12.ma.us

Mary Hoarty
Email: mhoarty@medford.k12.ma.us

Danielle DiFraia, Health Education
ddifraia@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford High School/Medford Technical High School

Health Education Staff:

Ashley MacDonald
Email: asmacdonald@medford.k12.ma.us
Blog: http://msmacdonaldmhs.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @healthPE

Ellen Reardon
Email: ereardon@medford.k12.ma.us
Twitter: @msreardon_mhs

Physical Education Staff:

Matt Galusi
Email: mgalusi@medford.k12.ma.us
Twitter: @healthPE
Instagram: MEDFORDhighPE

David Richard
Email: davidrichard@medford.k12.ma.us
Twitter: @healthPE
Instagram: MEDFORDhighPE

Maureen Lavin
Email: mlavin@medford.k12.ma.us


Physical Activity Opportunities

High School:

Fitness Center Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2:30-4:30 pm

Pool open on half days 12:15-2:15

3 on 3 basketball tournament – March

DreamFar Running Club
Advisor: Ms. Wendy Horne
Advisor’s Email Address: whorne@medford.k12.ma.us
Regular Meeting Day and Time: After school Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; and Saturday mornings by 7:45 am at the Brookline Teen Center.
Saturdays: Brookline Teen Center, 40 Aspinwall Ave, Brookline, MA 02446
Information: We are a running/walking/health/nutrition club with a focus on participating in local road races. Our club will also participate with kids from other high schools to train for fun and social run/walk events in the area. Dreamfar students ultimate goal is to run the Providence, Rhode Island Marathon on May 1, 2016. 26.2 miles together!

Mustangs of the Fells Club
Advisors: Mr. Charles Saulnier and Mr. Niklas Tower
Advisors’ Email Addresses: contact ntower@medford.k12.ma.us
Information: A club that provides students connections with the Middlesex Fells Reservation, a land expanse adjacent to Medford High School.

Ping Pong Club
Advisor: Mr. Nick Kain
Advisor’s Email Address: nkain@medford.k12.ma.us
Regular Meeting Date and Time: Thursdays at 2:30 pm outside room C109.
Information: Ping Pong Club meets on Wednesdays in Mr Kain’s Room C109. Come and learn the game, compete with friends, test your skills and have some fun.

Ultimate Frisbee Club
Advisor: Mr. Matthew Galusi
Advisor’s Email Address: mgalusi@medford.k12.ma.us

Medford Middle Schools & Elementary Schools:

See school webpages for updated opportunities

Community Activities:

Baseball
Medford Little League & Babe Ruth
http://leagues.bluesombrero.com/medfordll

Basketball
Medford Travel Basketball
St. Josephs
St. Raphaels
St. Francis
http://www.medfordcollaborative.org/st-joseph-basketball.html

Cheerleading
Medford Junior Mustangs
http://ayfom.siplay.com/site/

Football
Medford Junior Mustangs
http://ayfom.siplay.com/site/

Gymnastics Lessons
Medford Community Schools
781-393-2226
https://www.medfordpublicschools.org/departments-programs/medford-community-schools/

Hockey
Medford Recreational Hockey
http://www.medfordrechockey.com/

Ice Skating – learn to skate & figure skating
Medford Recreational Hockey
http://www.medfordrechockey.com/

Lacrosse
Medford Youth Lacrosse
http://medfordyouthlacrosse.com/

Lifeguard Certification (15 yrs+)
Medford Community Schools
781-393-2226

Soccer
Medford Youth Soccer
http://www.medfordsc.org/

Softball
Medford Youth Softball
http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1285327

Summer Fun Camp
Medford Community Schools
781-393-2226
https://www.medfordpublicschools.org/departments-programs/medford-community-schools/

Swim Lessons
Medford Community Schools
781-393-2226
https://www.medfordpublicschools.org/for-students/athletics-menu/athletic-facilities/

Summer Camps
Medford Recreation Department
http://www.medfordma.org/departments/recreation/