Seward Physical Education

Physical Education Distance Learning

With Governor Walz closing schools on March 17th I've been busy working on providing a strong distance physical education (pe) program. During this uncertain time I will be using this website to provide resources to keep all students active outside of the school walls. Please come back often for lesson info, updates, links, and supplemental materials.

Office Hours for Ms. Huff

10am - 12pm Monday - Friday

I will respond immediately, you are welcome to email me outside of those hours and I will respond within 24 hours, usually faster.

A little about me

My name is Jennifer Engelken, aka "Ms. Huff" (my maiden name). I'm very excited to be a Seward Shark, I've heard great things about the school and community. I started at Seward right before Thanksgiving 2019 after having my son, Wyatt, this summer.

I see all Children's House, E1, and E2 classes once a week except one classroom (currently Lori's). Middle Schoolers have PE daily for a quarter as well.

Prior to Seward I taught Physical Education at Lyndale Elementary School for six years. I've also taught in Perham, MN and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

I have a B.A. in Psychology from Knox College, my B.S. in Physical Education Teacher Education from St. Cloud State University, and my M.A. in Education with a Culturally Responsive Teaching focus from St. Mary's University in MN.

I live with my husband Eric, our son, and our two cats Meelo & Mango. In my free time I love spending time with my family & friends, running, hiking, traveling, and playing kickball. I'm from Wisconsin and love the Packers, Badgers, and cheese! :-)

Contact info

I look forward to hearing from students and parents on how to best serve the Seward community. Feel free to contact me to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your child in pe class. The best way to reach me is by email at jennifer.engelken@mpls.k12.mn.us or via google hangouts (look for me by email address).

Rope Power Performances - Postponed

Our March 19th performance at Roosevelt High School and March 24th performance at Seward are postponed until further notice.

National PE Standards

SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula.

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Citation:

National Standards for K-12 Physical Education Copyright 2013, SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators,

1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, www.shapeamerica.org. All rights reserved.

For more information, you may use the following links