The Importance of Health and Physical Education
Welcome to my online classroom! I am in my 17th year of teaching at MMS and my 18th year of teaching overall. Before coming to Manchester, I taught for a year and coached girls' basketball for nine years at Archbishop Hoban High School. Prior to that, I was the graduate-assistant and then full-time assistant women's basketball coach at my Alma mater, The University of Akron. My husband is also a middle school physical education teacher so we share many things in common. We are the parents of three healthy sons who have all graduated from Manchester High School and are now attending The University of Akron.
Being active and participating in sports has always been a big part of my life. I enjoy playing tennis and working out to help me stay healthy. My goal is to live a long life while still enjoying involvement in these and many other activities. This is the importance of health and physical education. I want my students to live very long lives of the highest quality, and if this is going to happen, they need to start taking responsibility for their health - right now! After all, we only get one body and it is up to us as to how we treat it. If you can relate the human body to that of a new car, some of us will eventually become classics while others will end up in the junkyard!
Due to the passage of Senate Bill 210, many changes will be seen in the way that physical education is taught in Ohio schools. This Bill is comprised of six standards with two benchmarks per standard to be evaluated for each grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12). Students will be evaluated on motor skills, fitness levels, knowledge of game tactics and strategy, and cooperation with others, to name a few. Evaluation will also include written projects such as designing a letter, poster, or brochure to advocate for participation in regular physical activity. The written assignments will be counted as a physical education grade to encourage completion of these assignments. Students will be given multiple attempts when being evaluated on skills and the average score will be recorded. Data is reported to the Ohio Department of Education by school, not by individual students, and the physical education scores will NOT affect the overall rating of that school by the State.
I am going to do everything that I can to help your daughter to be healthy and active. Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions or concerns. email@example.com