Welcome to Physical Education!  The purpose of Physical Education is to promote fitness; to provide a release for stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue; and to encourage recreational sports.  We are glad you are here!  We are looking forward to a tremendous year!

Goals for the Year

        Our goal is for you is to improve your fitness level in the four main areas of physical fitness: Cardiovascular Endurance, Abdominal Strength, Upper Body Strength, and Flexibility.  All students will be expected to demonstrate positive attitudes towards classmates and good sportsmanship towards teammates, opponents, and officials.  Dressing out daily will promote responsibility and good hygiene.  Along with understanding how physical activity can greatly benefit your life, you will also understand the importance of making healthy decisions.  Some of the Health Education topics include relationships, personal safety, nutrition, and the risks of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.   

Activities That Will Help Us Meet the Goals

        Activities that will help us meet our goals include daily work in the four areas of fitness followed by participation in various sports, games, and other forms of fitness.  We also have several tournaments during the year to promote teamwork and sportsmanship.

Homework and Class Work

        In order to take full advantage of your Physical Education experience, you will need to dress out on a daily basis and perform each activity to the best of your ability.  To help improve and maintain your fitness level, we encourage you to stay active at home.  In Health Education you will be responsible for completing in and out of class assignments.


        We abide by the attendance and tardy policies stated in the William H. Wetsel Middle School student handbook.

                                                         Your Teachers

        We have three teachers who will be working with you throughout the year, Mr. Butterworth, Mr. Rehm, and Mrs. Smith.  If you have any questions or concerns you can reach us any time during the school day.

Mrs. Smith - (540) 948-3783 ext. 3552 or jsmith@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Mr. Rehm - (540) 948-3783 ext. 3551 or brehm@madisonschools.k12.va.us

Mr. Butterworth - (540) 948-3783 ext. 3550 or tbutterworth@madisonschools.k12.va.us



Aug. -  Intro to P.E./Large Group Games Dec. - Fitness Test/Whiffle Ball       April - Fitness Test/Track & Field

Sept. - Fitness Test/Fall Sport                      Jan. - Basketball                             May - Track & Field/Field Day

Oct. -  Fall Sports                                         Feb. - Basketball/Volleyball            

Nov. - Fall Sports                                   Mar. - Volleyball/Fitness Test