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Department Chair

Michael Baumgartner

Department Members

Vance Campbell
Cecile Cummings
Joycelyn Flores
Frank Gilfillan
William Haughney
Melissa Miguel- Felipe
Tomas Montes
Byron  Myers
Gilbert Ortiz III
Piper Phillips
Mark Rabe
Griselda Renteria
Erik Rutgers
Kim Scott
Quan Sims
Cathy Thornton
 
To find contact information for our staff, please check our staff directory.
 

Unified PE

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Course Description: Unified Physical Education provides a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities. The Unified Physical Education course is structured around the national physical education standards and grade-level outcomes, which include gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness. Additionally, the class supports the development of leadership skills for all students, and the empowerment of ALL students to foster an inclusive class and school-wide environment. The class will include involvement in Special Olympics and other related activities/field trips.

 

Goals: 

  1. To provide a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities. 

  2. Increased physical fitness and activity-specific skills.

  3. New friendships and social inclusion fostered among classmates.

  4. Reinforce positive habits and reasoning resulting in better health & lifestyle choices.

  5. Advance social and leadership competencies.

  6. Deeper understanding of activity/game/sport rules and strategies.

  7. Movement confidence and competence developed in a variety of physical activities/activity settings.