Physical Education

Mr. Kinner

Welcome to our Cougar PE page!

New after school activities available!!

5280 Karate is coming to Kyffin!! For all of our 1st-6th graders, Master W from 5280 Karate will be teaching an in class session on beginning Karate skills during the week of January 8th. This is in conjunction with an after-school karate program that will be open to ALL students (including Kindergarten!). The after-school program includes 6 afternoons of karate practice here at Kyffin as well as a graduation at the 5280 Karate School! Students in 1st-6th grades will receive informational packets in their PE classes during the week of January 8th. Kindergarten parents: If you think your child may be interested in this after school program, extra packets can be found in the office.

Running club is still......RUNNING!!

  • MONDAY and WEDNESDAY mornings, from 7:30-7:50, you might see a bunch of crazy Kyffin Cougars running up on our play field. THIS is our morning running club!! This club will continue throughout the year, and is a great way for you Cougar/s to start their day! We do go outside most mornings, so Cougars who are interested should definitely bring their HATS & GLOVES!!
  • If your Cougar would like to come join us, click on this link and print off the permission slip, click here.
  • You can see a copy of the schedule on the bottom of this page :)

Other reminders:

A good set of athletic shoes are a requirement for participation in PE. Good PE shoes have all of the following qualities:

  • Nice rubber grip on the bottom.
  • The ability to keep them tight with laces or velcro.
  • No open toes (yep, that means NO SANDALS).
  • No built up heels.

The biggest reason for all of these rules is SAFETY!!!! Bringing your athletic shoes to PE is the same as bringing a pencil to school for writing; you have to be prepared if you want to be the best you can be!! There is a standard specifically related to student preparedness and effort. For students who have persistent difficulty in remembering their shoes, this grade will be negatively affected.

One of the primary reasons students forget shoes is that they forget they have PE. Mrs. Gomez (Music), Miss Ahlers, and myself have agreed that students should be wearing similar clothes (and shoes) to all AMP rotations since movement is also a big part of music, and in art you'll be getting your hands (and clothes) dirty in the process of making art!!

About Mr Kinner

It's hard to believe that I am now in my 14th year as a PE teacher! I love teaching PE; My passion is personal health and fitness, and I strive to pass that passion on to all of our students here at Kyffin. My previous schools were Glennon Heights and Belmar Elementary schools, and I taught at those 2 school for 13 years.

Personally, my favorite physical activity is running. I am an endurance FREAK!! I enjoy running all distances, but my favorite runs are those I can measure in hours rather than minutes :) I've completed too many marathons to count, more than a few triathlons, and two 100 mile trail running races!

What I've learned from both running and supporting in these EPIC events is how important it is to have the resolve to keep going, no matter how difficult the challenge. This applies to everything, not just running crazy long races.

To me this is the core of the GROWTH MINDSET.

Everyone is faced with opportunities to quit every day; it's when we choose to NOT quit that we learn a LOT about ourselves, and we GROW as individuals.

Think about taking the words "I can't" out of your vocabulary. I truly believe that we all have limitless potential to do things that seem impossible. Most of all, we just need to believe in ourselves.

If you start with a "can do" attitude, and you mix in a little drive, determination, and guts , you might surprise yourself about what you CAN do!! Now, take that growth mindset out and change your world!!

The two best ways to contact Mr. Kinner are by e-mail and school voicemail. These are listed below.


school voicemail- (303)982-8247

Multimedia Corner

When I'm looking for motivation and a reminder about how important PE is, I watch these videos- check them out!!

Click on the link below to watch a short video by Dr. John Ratey, a leading advocate for increased student activity in school He's awesome!!

Dr. John Ratey Tedx Talk

The following link will show you a video of Kim Bevill, a leading expert on movement and it's effects on the brain.

Kim Bevill Tedx Talk