This Week in 7th Grade Physical Education/Health Class:

Monday, 4/16 Floor Hockey Skills
Tuesday, 4/17 Floor Hockey Games
Wednesday, 4/18 Floor Hockey Games
Thursday, 4/19 Track Day; Floor Hockey Study Guide
Friday, 4/20 Open Gym; 11:00 Dismissal

Coming up Next Week:

Fitness Testing

Track Competition:

Every other Thursday students run as many laps as they can in 12 minutes on the park district's indoor track above our gym. Parents, please let me know if you are interested in being added to our list of parent volunteers to help monitor and encourage students on the track in either the morning or afternoon. Track dates are listed below.

The long awaited results of the 2017-2018 PE class track competition are in!

The eighth grade class ended their competition with an average of 9.49 laps per student, putting them above the 9.4 lap requirement to earn their field trip to Main Event Entertainment! 

The seventh grade class ended their competition with an average of 9.7 laps per student putting them WELL above the 9.4 lap requirement to also earn their field trip to Main Event Entertainment!

Congratulations to all 7th and 8th graders! You met and exceeded your goal! The eighth grade trip will be May 3rd, and the seventh grade trip will be May 4th. PE teachers passed out permission slips. Please return signed permission slips by April 23rd.

Track Volunteer Calendar 2017-2018

Students in the state of Illinois are now required to do fitness testing. This will not be a part of the students' grades but will be used to set and work toward fitness goals. Seventh grade results will be sent to the state in the spring. We have completed pretesting this fall (same as 6th grade tests) and continue to train for and practice these tests during the school year. Tests required are the curl-ups (similar to traditional sit-ups testing muscular endurance), push-ups (testing muscular strength), sit and reach (testing flexibility), and PACER test (testing aerobic endurance). Besides the training we will be doing during PE classes, it is recommended that students also practice curl-ups, push-ups, planks, running, and stretching in their free time to improve and score in the Healthy Fitness Zone in the spring. 

Components of Fitness

Fitness Plan Survey