Physical Education Program
At. St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, we believe all students should have the opportunity to develop their mental and physical potential. Physical education is a paramount phase of the total education plan for our students. Proper planning that includes broad goals with specific objectives subject to regular evaluation will facilitate the total growth of each student.
In addition, the National Standards as well as the New York State Learning Standard for physical education will be incorporated to enhance our students levels of performance.
Our program is designed to develop the students from preschool through high school so that, upon graduation they may lead a healthy, active lifestyle. The program emphasizes physical fitness, motor development and sports skills, as well as individual and team activities.
The highlight of the program is the Annual Physical Education & Sports Demonstration (gym show) held every March. Students from preschool – high school participate in various activities in the show, which is performed for the entire school population and parents. Activities cover selected aspects of the curriculum from juggling and parachute to tumbling and ball skills.
Student of the Month 2014-2015
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Physical Education Department
STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Jasmine Hollingsworth was selected as our March student of the month. Jasmine truly demonstrated the characteristics that are necessary to be selected for this award. She participated and led her peers during various physical education activities throughout the course of this month. She also served as a wonderful role model to our pre-K students by reading a story to them in the classroom that was used to help our young children better understand an activity that we were planning with them in physical education. She has had perfect attendance this month and has always been prepared. We are proud to have Jasmine Hollingsworth represent our physical education program as our Student of the Month.