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.