PACK Unicycle

 
 
 PACK UNICYCLE TEAM
       

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 16th 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 PROGRAM which consists of students new to the program this year or have not passed Level 2 from the previous years.

The other unicycle program is the PACK UNICYLE TEAM.  This is our demonstration team that performs at other schools, in and out of the district and other special events.

Each year the unicycle practices for both programs were on separate days during the week. This year the two unicycle programs, BEGINNING and the PACK TEAM will be combined together and have the same practices. The reason why the changed was made this year was because a majority of my experience riders have moved on to other schools and/or to Surprise Lake Middle School.  At this point in time the program is in a rebuilding stage for the PACK TEAM.

If your child participated last year or not, all students are subject to a $10.00 fee to join.  If he/she decides to quit the program for any reason anytime during the year the $10.00 fee is non-refundable.  This fee is used to maintain and repair any damage unicycles and any other unicycle expenses incurred during the school year.  Unicycles will be provided by the school and shared by all. If your child has their own unicycle they are welcome to bring it but the unicycles can’t be transported by school buses. Also, the students must bring their own helmet to wear for all practices.  There are no exceptions to these rules! 

Practices for both BEGINNING and the PACK TEAM is every Monday after school from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM and Wednesday before school from 7:50 AM-8:50 AM starting October 7, 2019. The program is limited to 40 students. Once I receive your child’s permission form, a letter will be sent home with your child to let you know if they have been accepted or not.  The students that participated in the program last year are still required to fill out another permission form. If you’re planning in enrolling your child in the unicycle program please fill out the attached permission form and return it no later than September 30th. Depending on when your child returns the permission form will determine their spot on the unicycle program.

If you have any interest in volunteering please let me know. Feel free to call or email me at Endeavour if you have any concerns or questions.  You may also visit my website at www.fifeschools.com and click on staff/classes to get to my web page but at this point in time my website is being revised for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you for your interest in the unicycle program.  I’m looking forward to another great year.

 

Mr. Rivera

Physical Education Specialist

PACK Unicycle Demo Coach

(253) 517-1400 ext. 22415

hrivera@fifeschools.com


      


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

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