FAQ

  1. Does my child need to change for gym class?
  2. Does my child have an assigned gym locker?
  3. Why are students tested for physical fitness?
  4. What is Mr. Bergman's most important rule?
  5. What kinds of activities can incoming students expect?



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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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