We have an exciting unicycle program here at Endeavour Intermediate School. My goal is to have the students become competent in the skills needed to be proficient in riding a unicycle. Unicycling can improve a student’s physical fitness, strength, cardiovascular endurance, balance, self-confidence, behavior and academic performance. The unicycle program is now on its 13th year. Last year we had a tremendous turn out and I hope this year will be the same.
We have two unicycle programs. One is the BEGINNING UNICYCLE and the other is the PACK UNICYCLE TEAM. We meet twice a week for the PACK UNICYCLE TEAM and once a week for the BEGINNING UNICYCLE.
The BEGINNING UNICYCLE meets every Friday morning from 7:50 AM to 8:50 AM. The first BEGINNING UNICYCLE practice starts October 7, 2016 and ends on January 27, 2017. The BEGINNING UNICYCLE consists of students new to the program or have not pass Level 2. Due to the limited amount of space in the gym and the safety of other students the first 50 students that turn in their permission slip are accepted for the BEGINNING UNICYCLE PROGRAM. After 50, the students are placed on a Waiting List. A letter will be sent home with your child to let you know whether they have been accepted or not. The students that participated in the program last year or the previous years are still required to fill out another permission form.
The other unicycle program is the PACK UNICYLE TEAM (Level 3 and above) and practices are held every Monday after school from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM and Wednesday morning from 7:50 AM -8:50 AM. Practices will begin September 26, 2016 and will end on May 31, 2017. Every year the PACK unicycle team has had the opportunity to perform for our school, special outside events and sometimes for other school districts. We are looking forward to performing again at these types of events this year.
If your child participated last year or not all students are subject to a $10.00 fee to join. If your child decides to quit the program for any reason during the year the $10.00 fee is non refundable. This fee is used to maintain and/or repair any damage unicycles incurred during practices and also any other unicycle expenses. All participants are required to purchase a PACK unicycle t-shirt for the program. Order forms will be available on a later date.
If you have other questions or comments please feel free to call or email me at school. You may also go on to the Endeavour Intermediate website at www.fifeschools.com and click on staff/classes to get into my home page. Please be aware that it has not been updated yet. Thank you for your interest in the unicycle program. I’m looking forward to another great year!
Physical Education Specialist
PACK Unicycle Demo Coach
(253) 517-1400 ext. 22415