PE program

Revamped PE program impacts entire school

Originally published July 9, 2018 in the Cottage Grove Sentinel.

By Zach Silva

At Waldo Elementary School in Salem, principal Tricia Nelson wanted more from the PE program.

Year after year she saw the same games being played and a thought kept coming back to her: will students know how to be in shape without the assistance of team sports? What happens when they are no longer in school?

“How do you take care of yourself when it’s just you?” she asked in a phone interview on Monday. Read More

Physical Education

Why Physical Education Is Necessary For Every Student

Originally published July 6, 2018 by

Students get a lot of benefits from physical education classes. P.E. classes can help students to become more aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The students can also retain a higher level of knowledge as a result of the overall health. This knowledge can help them to make wise decisions concerning their safety, health, and wellbeing. Read More

Students awarded for physical education achievements

Originally published Sept. 7, 2017 by Fox 5 Atlanta.

By: Portia Bruner

 – At Rivers Elementary School in northwest Atlanta, physical education is much more than a class. It’s a lifestyle that PE teachers Julie Chartier and Lisa Thibou reinforce every moment their students spend in the gym.

“It’s kind of like the mindset. Like, this is what you are, this is not something just for PE. This is how you’re supposed to take care of yourself throughout life,” veteran APS PE instructor Lisa Thibou told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner.

While the classes are physically rigorous, often looking and sounding like an adult boot camp, the students told Bruner they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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