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.

A student in the air catching an ultimate disk

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

May 17, 2024

It was a slow start to the spring for the varsity ultimate team. After the first two games were canceled due to bad weather, the team opened with lackluster performances and entered last weekend’s Middle School Jamboree with a 1-2…

By Josh Sussman, school counselor |

May 14, 2024

On Thursday, May 2, Belmont Day was represented at the AISNE Health and Wellness Conference in Norwood by food program director Tara Lightbody, second grade teacher Nancy Fell, physical education teacher and mindfulness director Alex Tzelnic, school psychologist Arlene Silva,…

By Sarah Merril, director of high school placement |

May 14, 2024

Congratulations to our eighth grade class on their recent decisions on which high schools they will attend in the fall. We’re proud of every student for the journey they’ve taken to reach this milestone in their education. While the decision…


May 14, 2024

PE Update: Fourth Grade Olympians Shine In Competition In fourth grade, the study of Ancient Greece made its way out of the classroom and into their physical education classes! The young Olympians learned all about the spirit of the Olympic…
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