Physical Education News, February

February 11, 2019
February Is a Month for Reflection and Action!

During February, we honor Black History Month, Heart-Health Month, and National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The physical education department is taking time to inform our students about how sports have served as an arena for equal rights.

Black History Month is a great way for all to celebrate, reflect on, and understand the stories of those athletes who broke barriers and changed society through their actions in sport.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day (Wednesday, February 6) was a way for us to highlight how Title IX has impacted sports. We welcomed a number of guests in PE to celebrate the day, including director of after school and enrichment programs Blair Fross, who shared her experience fighting to become the first girl on her high school wrestling team with fifth graders.

In pre-k and kindergarten, students have been working with the parachute and hula hoops and improving their rolling and tossing skills. In grades one to four, students are learning about endurance and how to work their heart at a level that is above their normal heart rate for an extended period of time. In fifth grade, students are being introduced to wrestling and fencing, which is a great way to prepare them as they consider their sports options for the middle school.

By Anne Armstrong, visual arts teacher and arts coordinator |

January 27, 2023

The Coolidge Art Studio has been abuzz this week as classes finish artworks and transition to new explorations and challenges with various media. First graders recently completed making paper by hand, and are now learning about architect Zaha Hadid, who…

By John O'Neill, Director of Athletics |

January 27, 2023

After trailing by 3 points at the half, the boys’ JV basketball team exploded in the second frame and came away with a 6-point win on the road against Dedham Country Day yesterday. Team captain Anurag Mujumdar powered the comeback…


January 26, 2023

Second Graders Learn About Environmental Changemakers, Including One Here at BDS! Second graders have been hard at work the past few months to learn about environmental changemakers–people who identify problems, find solutions and inspire others to get involved. This week,…

By Alex Tzelnic, physical education teacher and wellness director |

January 26, 2023

Once a winter we give each of our physical education classes the opportunity to sled. After all, sledding combines so many of the elements we love about PE: being outdoors, balancing, taking calculated risks, looking out for others, and above…
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