Does my child need to change for gym class?
Yes, changing for class is required. Kids get dirty and sweaty in gym class, and changing out is a good idea. In particular, shoes are very important. Spare clothes are available, as well as shoes. Spare shoes, however, are not as plentiful in choice. Clothes are regularly washed as well.Back to Top
Does my child have an assigned gym locker?
No, but there are day lockers available for your child to put his or her pack in during class. Clothing and other items safely stowed away in a bag and in the locker area are best kept secure. A lock is required. Do not leave items in the changing rooms.Back to Top
Why are students tested for physical fitness?
In line with our school philosophies, much can be learned about ourselves in regard to our fitness levels and the process underwhich the tests are conducted (scientific method for example). Testing provides a measurement of variables important to overall physical fitness. Testing is done through the Fitnessgram. All measurements are for student use and review only, not for grade. Reviewing those variables over the course of time and seeing how they differ and exploring why they differ can be a positive way to learn about ourselves and our abilities.Back to Top
What is Mr. Bergman's most important rule?
The number one rule in my class at all times is safety - both physical and emotional. While I can do most of the arrangements to make physical safety an almost guarantee, students still need to exercise caution and work within their abilities to help with this. As for emotional safety and well-being I always look out for and promote the positive attitudes and behavior in our students, this too is dependent on students, however.Back to Top
What kinds of activities can incoming students expect?
6th grade PE is a blast! We do a lot of different activities and sports rather than spend large amounts of time on one sport. We might play soccer activities one day, and then tennis on another. The point is that PE is activity based in 6th grade. 7th and 8th grade have a more sport based approach.Back to Top